Another adventure of ours during our trip to Mexico with StudentCity was visiting Chichen Itza. One of the new seven wonders of the world and one of the largest cities with origins of the Maya people. I think history is extremely interesting. And being able to see something so great like Chichen Itza was incredible. The fact that these ruins are so, so old and still are standing and being preserved is just mind blowing. Im pretty sure that the house that I am living in right now won’t be here in even 100 years.
The bus trip up to Yucatan was long, and on the way we made several stops. The first stop was to an actual Mayan village. How cool is that? Apparently a lot of people think that the Mayan people has been extinct but they are still living out in the jungles of Yucatan. Old fashioned living of the land that they have with their believes. It was really interesting to se and incredible that there still are people that live like this completely cut off from the rest of the civilization. Well obviously not completely but they live so differently from how we do.
We later moved on to another Cenote but this one had not yet collapsed and was in a cave still. So amazing to see and the water was super blue. A cent contains of underground water in a sink hole and the Mayan people saw it as a sacred place. The water had cleaning purposes for a persons soul. As the water is underground you have to walk down a few stairs to get down to the water, where you also could swim if you wanted to.
Lastly we finally reached our destination. Chichen Itza. And apparently we had chosen the day where they had most visitors. Not that it really bothered us. The grounds were huge and there were several different ruins to explore. Sadly you can no longer go in to the ruins or the temple as they are trying to preserve everything the best way possible. But if I could I would not have doubted to walk in to see more of it. I was told of writings in the stones and I would have loved to explore the temple and see how everything was built more up close. We weren’t even allowed to walk in where the columns to one of the temples were which kind of sucked but they are really trying to preserve the whole city to stay around. But have being able to see one of the seven wonders has probably so far been one of the greatest experiences in my life.
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