Monday, November 24, 2008

Excursions: The Ruins at Chaccoben

Our second excursion was to the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben. This was my first visit to a Mayan ruins site, and I was very excited. Incidentally, I had just seen the latest Indiana Jones movie, so we had been joking about crystal skulls and aliens all week......

After docking at Costa Maya, we took an hour bus ride to the site. Diana was our tour guide, and she was fantastic. She knew the site inside and out and had a great deal of information to share.



This is a map showing where the Mayans lived in Mexico and Central America.




Several photos showing some of the structures at the site.











4 comments:

Johanna said...

How interesting! Gillian likes to ham it up, doesn't she? Heehehee. . . .

Roz said...

Oh, what wonderful photographs and memories to last you through the winter. The underwater adventure looks such a thrill - are you glad you were "diverted" from your original route now? :-)

And what an extraordinary coincidence to meet the young lady from Manchester - I didn't know your mum was born there! Small world, indeed.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Hi Elaine.

Great to follow you here in your blog. Awsome photos.

Annie said...

Hi Elaine. What wonderful experiences you are having. They will be stored up as treasured memories forEVER.