Some places simply have a special energy and the Chichén Itzá is definitely one of them 😍
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We were so lucky to enjoy this magic almost alone for a while before the crowds arrived a little later. 🙈 If I can give you one advice for a trip there: Arrive early to be one of the first ones entering the arreal ⏰
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P.S. I used photoshop to add a little extra magic in this pic by editing the sky 🙂🔮
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A trip to Guatemala 🇬🇹 isn’t complete without a visit to the majestic Maya site called Tikal, meaning "at the waterhole". It is the ruin of an ancient city, which was found in a rainforest 🍃🦜 in Guatemala and is one of the largest archaeological sites in the world 🌎 According to archaeologists, Tikal was one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. The site is seriously huge and it takes a good 4 hours to explore, we did a lot of walking 🚶♀️and climbing stairs! The architecture of Tikal is built from limestone and includes the remains of temples that tower over 70 meters high, large royal palaces and a number of smaller pyramids, residences, administrative buildings, platforms and inscribed stone monuments. In 1979, Tikal was declared a UNESCO world heritage site @unesco and rightly so. Pretty darn spectacular 😍!! #tikal#unesco#nationalpark#tikalruins#ancientruins#mayan#rainforest#peten#guatemala#pkslist#800daysoftravel
What all Wonders of the World have you seen till now? 😍😲
We aim to see all the Wonders of the World before we’re 30! 😁🙈 #new7wonders .
We tried reaching Chichen Itza around 8 am which meant starting our 2 hour long drive from Cancun at 6, but as you can see in the picture, some places are always crowded. I guess the crowd beat us by just a few minutes. 😂
Anyway, with Chichen Itza began the journey of our this very travel goal.
Since then, we’ve ticked off the Taj Mahal as well. 👻💜🧡
While Chichen Itza being the top attraction for us in Cancun, it surely had a lot of other fun activities to do as well.
Our new blog post about some incredibly fun things to do in Cancun is live today. Link in bio. Go check out now! 😃
‘’Bir savascinin ruhu duskunluk gostermeye ve yakinmaya uygun degildir, kazanmaya ya da kaybetmeye uygun olmadigi gibi. Bir savascinin ruhu yalnizca mucadele etmeye elverislidir; ve her mucadelesi, bir savascinin yeryuzundeki son savasidir. Bu yuzden, sonucu onun icin cok az onem tasir. Yeryuzundeki son savasinda, savasci, ruhunu ozgur ve berrakcasina akmaya birakir. Savasini surdururken, niyetinin kusursuz oldugunu bildigi icin, savasci hep guler, guler. ➰➰➰ Savasci bir sey yapmaya karar verince, sonuna dek gitmeli, ama yaptigi seyin sorumlulugunu da yuklenmeli. Ne yaparsa yapsin, once nicin yaptigini bilmeli, sonra da kusku ya da pismanlik duymadan eylemlerini surdurmeli. ➰➰➰ Bir savascinin gelistirmesi gereken sey, yasami demek olan bu cilgin yolculuk icin gereksindigi her seyin kendisinde mevcut oldugu duygusudur. Savasci icin gecerli olan, yasamini surdurmektir. Yasam kendi basina yeterli, kendini aciklayici ve eksiksizdir. ➰➰➰ Savascinin hic bir beklentisi kalmadiginda, insanlarin eylemleri artik onu etkilemez. Acayip bir huzur, yasantisini yoneten guc haline gelmistir. Bir savascinin yasamindaki kavramlardan birini benimsemistir—yansizligi. ‘’ ➰➰Carlos Castaneda- Zamanin Carki kitabindan notlar✍🏽📚🙏🏽
Fotograflar GuatemAla, Tikal Maya Harabeleri’nden #shamanism#carloscastenada#mayaruins#guatemala#gezginfoto#objektifimden#hayatadair#mayaculture#pyramids#mayapyramid#hayatadair#kitaptankesitler#kitapnotları#gezerkenogrenen#gezginruhu#uzakdiyarlar#discoverguatemala#hareketegec#letsboho
First time in Belize and enjoying it! It’s such a pristine and beautiful place. Standing atop the Temple of the Sun god at a Maya ruins site in Altun Ha. Altun Ha means Water of the Rock. Altun Ha was a major ceremonial center during the Classic Period (250-900A.D) and functioned as a vital trading center linking the Caribbean shores with other Maya centers. Altun Ha is located 31 miles north of Belize City.
It was here that the largest carved jadeobject in the whole maya area, a Jade Head, was found; it has a value of almost $10M US. This Jade Head represents the Sun god, Kinich Ahau, and can be seen in the corner of every Belizean banknote.
L’une des 7 merveilles du monde et certainement le site archéologique le plus connue du Mexique. •
C’est la deuxième fois pour nous sur ce site et quel plaisir de le redécouvrir 3 ans après. Le site est immense, des ruines sont dispersés un peu partout sur le site, une réelle excitation et admiration devant tout ces vestiges chargés d’histoire. •
Ek Balam se encuentra a 1 hora de Chichen itzá.
Este sitio arqueologico no es tan grande, por lo que con 1.5 horas sería suficiente para recorrerlo con tranquilidad.
En Ek Balam pueden encontrar un cenote (tiene costo extra)
Precio del boleto: $75 MXN - - -
Road trip through Yucatan, Day 3, Spot 2,
Just 1 hour from Chichen itza, you'll arrive to Ek Balam.
This place is not to big, so, with 1.5 hours would be enough to enjoy this archeological zone.
There is a cenote next to archelogical zone.
I booked this tour through Tui and the tour guide we had was a lady named Siw who was excellent and was able to discus everything on the tour in great detail, Siws English was also very clear.
Trip advisor rating - 4.5 ⭐️ My rating - 4⭐️ The trip is made up of 3 different stopping points, Chichén Itzá to see the ruins, then you stop at for lunch and to swim at an underground cenote and finally you travel to a Maya village to experience their culture and how they live.
Our day began at 5:10am when we were picked up at the Rui Caribe to travel to Chichén Itzá, this took around 2 hours, the first hour we slept and the second half Siw explained a bit about what we were doing and gave us some basic knowledge about the ruins and Chichén Itzá. The bus had air conditioning and Wi-Fi so it was a comfortable environment to travel in. TUI also supplied us with all inclusive food and drink for the day so we were given breakfast muffins and apple juice/water on the bus in the morning.
When we arrived Siw took us round and told us about each building at the ruins. ~ FUN FACTS ABOUT CHICHÉN ITZÁ~ • it is home to the Kukulkan Pyramid, Temple of the Warriors and Temple of the Jaguars.
• it is one of the seven wonders of the world.
• it means ‘the mouth at the well of itza’
• the current temple that is visible is actually built directly on top of a temple underneath. • during spring, March 20th and autumn, September 22nd, sun rays shine onto the Kukulkan pyramid giving off the appearance of a snake slivering down the staircase.
After being guided round the site everyone is given an hour to go and see everything on their own and get pictures.
After this you travel to the area where the underground cenote is where you stop off for some traditional Mexican food which is cooked by some local Mexicans and here you are able to buy a beer or soft drink.
After lunch everyone gets changed and heads down to an underground cenote. To finish the day we visited the maya village.
TULUM - BEAUTIFUL BUT ANNOYING
My first destination at the Riviera Maya has been the archeological zone of Tulum. Those are maya temples located right at the sea side. The whole site is beautiful and stunning when you think about how old these buildings are, as the construction started in about 500A.C.🌅
But WHY is it ANNOYING?!
Well, as you can see on the pictures there are little fences in front of the temples which makes you stay far away from the most of them. With other words .. you can not come close and discover the beauty for real, neither take some good pictures. I am really wondering why the have this fences .. In Teotihuacán they don't have, in various inka sites in Peru they don't have (for example Machu Picchu), so why does Tulum have?!🤷🏻♂️
The entrance fee is 75MXN, so not really expensive. But in my eyes it's not completely worth it. At Riviera Maya you can find other beautiful places which don't have such restrictions and where you can easily discover the zone without being limited.💵
1️⃣ The pyramids of Coba
2️⃣ Various Cenotes (Garden of Eden, Cenote Azul etc.)
3️⃣ Isla Mujeres
So finally i can't really recommend the Maya Temples of Tulum, but check it out by your own when you are there and tell me how you like it!😉 Credits to @alansell ✨
⠀ #jannikinmexico#mayaruins#travelingtheglobe#discoveringcultures#sightseeing#rivieramaya#yucatan#quintanaroo#cancun#tulum#centralamerica#sunnyday#travelwithfriends#vacationtime#roadtrip *Werbung*
#Repost from @eltsus_footprints with @regram.app ... Tikal day. When the alarm rang at 5:15 in the morning, Eltsu wasn't all too excited about it anymore, but that changed quickly. We were lucky enough to make it to the top of Temple IV just before the fog started to rise. All of a sudden we were able to make out the other structures on the horizon and little by little they became fully visible and we were presented with the original Star Wars view. 😍 As it was so early, we had this magical view all to ourselves, because the people who had paid a lot of money and gotten up at 4 am for a sunrise that never happened had left already and there were no tour groups in the park yet. Super spectacular!