The Great Yucatan Meander – Final Leg

7 Jun

Traversing the Yucatan in a big-ass truck is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Once our house construction is complete we will be purchasing a more  economical, easier to park vehicle. But for now, it’s perfect! So we set off for three weeks to meander, shop, swim and explore our way around the Yucatan.

Fun with pyramids.

Fun with pyramids.

No tour de Yucatan would be complete without visiting the pyramids of Uxmal (oosh-mahl).

Impressive city.

Impressive city.

Uxmal is a large fascinating site and one of the most visited in Mexico. Record heat insured there were no crowds to contend with. Even arriving early did not keep us from mucho gratitude for our air conditioned ride.

The attention to detail is staggering.

The attention to detail is staggering.

Walking through the city, we were transported through time. It’s hard to imagine what life was like. People spent so much effort simply surviving in this dry climate. Catching and storing water was paramount. And yet decorating their temples seemed equally important for survival. Chac the rain god was everywhere.

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Here is evidence of the thatched-roof Mayan homes still seen everywhere in the Yucatan. Their thick walls do an excellent job of insulating. Hang a hammock and you’re all set.

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Like cenotes, you would think after awhile, ancient sites would get boring. Not for Dos Tortas.

imageWe were wishing to make off with some of the stonework simply laying around. Ha!
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There was so much to see and do. Three weeks flew by.

imageWe’d like to incorporate some of these images into our house design. Construction is finally underway. For house pictures visit our Facebook page. Next week we’ll have show-and-tell for the purchases made during the Meander. See you then and as always your comments are appreciated. DOS TORTAS 

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3 Responses to “The Great Yucatan Meander – Final Leg”

  1. emilievardaman June 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    I have loved this Meander! It is hard to imagine such beautiful carved pieces lying around in ruin. Of course, restoration and rebuilding must cost a fortune these days, so I understand. I wonder, though, how much has been picked up and taken away?

    The designs are lovely. Enjoy choosing which to use in your home.

    One of my favorite is the Mayan goddess Ixchel. She has many forms and I love them all.

    Chac is another favorite. Living in the desert as I do, I call upon him now and again. I hear his chuckle in the thunder and see his flashes in the sky as he reminds me he is NOT in charge this far north.

    We are in that season of dry lightning right now – high fire season. Amazingly, today is humid and we expect a bit of rain tomorrow thanks to Huracán Andres.

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    • afish25 June 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

      Those carvings weigh a ton. Very difficult to abscond with. Better I think to draw them in concrete. I have many goddesses in all her forms. I have visited Ixchel’s temples on Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. I know you will get here one day.

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  2. Lisa June 8, 2015 at 5:13 am #

    There was so much to see and do. We had to limit ourselves.

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