View from a bridge we were traveling over on our way to Chichen Itza
We had to stop for a few moments to let the cattle cross the road.
We are about to cross a very long bridge that takes us to our RV campground( Freedom Shores) for the night in "Isla Aguarda"
Freedom Shores was nice campground. We only stayed one night. There was no Wifi except in town and dogs were running loose in the park. We had power and water, but our site had no sewer. Lots of other sites had all services. Cost per night was 300 pesos for us.
GPS Location: 18.78293 N 91.49409 W
Power lines run in the water alongside the bridge to the island
We are now entering the state of Yucatan
John and I arrived in Piste at our campground "Stardust Inn"
GPS Location: 20.69375 N 88.58313 W
It is a grassed area next to the hotel. We got a site with water. All sites have power and water, but you pay 50 pesos more per night for power and we are self contained and did not require power for one night. This park is located at the outer edge of Piste and about a 2 kilometer walk each way to the pyramids at Chichen Itza. John and I had a nice walk there and back.
Quoted from Wikipedia:
This is the main building which has the ticket office and coffee shops/eateries and tourist trinkets are sold outside/inside and around the pyramids
Cost for entrance was 110 pesos each. If you wanted a guided tour that was an extra 600 pesos. It would be worth it if you were with a larger group and split the cost. Most people walked around the ruins and read the signs and snapped photos
You see a lot of Mayan handicrafts for sale. None are cheap. I bought a napkin for 10 pesos. below are some examples of their crafts. We saw people carving the masks and sculptures as we were walking past them.
Image copied from Wikipedia: map of Chichen Itza
John and I in front of the largest pyramid
John is kneeling near the lower right corner of this photo. This is one very large structure
Columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors
Mayan ceremony: I am not sure what the medicine chief was doing, looked like he was getting rid of bad spirits
Templo de los Guerreros
Templo de las Grandes Mesas
Plataforma de las Aquilas y los Jaguares
Quoted from Wikipedia:
Plataforma de los Craneos o
The function of this platform was to exhibit the skulls of enemies and sacrificed prisoners
El Gran Juego de Pelota
Next stop is Cancun
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