Valladolid, Chichen Itza and Merida

The Lost Girl

Travelling inland from Cancun and I came into contact with several gems of the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Valladolid is an adorable little town which makes a great first stop away from Cancun. Refreshingly Mediterranean in atmosphere, the town has a number of nice churches, a pleasant square and several museums around which to wonder. The market is also worth a look too, with an array of fruits and snacks cooked on the street and considerably cheap in price.

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Perhaps the highlight of Valladolid is Cenote Zaci. There are many different cenotes dotted around this part of Mexico. They are essentially a series of collapsed caves and caverns filled with fresh water and connected by a delicate web of underwater streams. The Mayans apparently considered these pools entrances to the underworlds and they were treated very seriously in the Mayan society.

IMG_3318.JPG Me at Cenote Zaci

A lot of cenotes are located bus…

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