Turn Here

26 Feb

On our way to Merida for the watercoloring adventure, Rendezvous 2017, our little band of travels got hungry and began looking for a place to stop. It is a long drive and we had set out early from Bacalar. Casually making a turn off the highway in search of a little village eatery, we were quite astounded at what we found.


The pyramids of Mayapan were not 100 feet off the highway. We had all traveled the route to Merida many times oblivious that this ancient village was hidden behind the trees.


Mexico is like that. Make a wrong turn or a right turn and step into a whole other world.



A winged bird-human.


Posing with a giant carved mask.


My friend Yolanda made the climb to the top of the largest pyramid. We were so amazed at how many times we’d unknowingly passed these pyramids.

We spent a brief time climbing the pyramids and taking pictures, with promises to return when we had more time. I never tire of learning about the Mayan people who lived in the Yucatán so many years ago.




9 Responses to “Turn Here”

  1. emilievardaman February 26, 2017 at 6:40 am #

    My goodness! What a wonderful surprise! Almost in your back yard.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 February 26, 2017 at 11:36 am #

      I know. It was a complete accident. We did find a place to eat further down the road by again, “turning here”. It was a water park complete w restaurant. Had no idea it was there. Life is full of discoveries!


  2. emilys72016 February 26, 2017 at 8:54 am #

    What a wonderful discovery!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 February 26, 2017 at 11:38 am #

      As w life in anyplace, it’s easy to focus on going from A to B. Making a random turn and taking it to its end can find anything from strange looks to a wedding in progress and an invitation to join in.


  3. LJones February 26, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    I’ve never heard of this spot – but will visit it when I am there. March 11th! See you then neighbors:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 February 26, 2017 at 11:39 am #

      I have also not been to Muyil outside of Tulum. So much beauty where we live.


  4. Karen Hodgens February 26, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    Awesome! Yolanda is a brave woman. I climbed the pyramid at Chichen Itza and the only reason I’m not still up there was the chain which I used to come down backwards! Go Yolanda!!! Kidding aside, I love ruin sites–I can almost feel the people that were there.

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    • afish25 February 26, 2017 at 11:40 am #

      Many pyramids are chained off these days. They have been visited to death.


      • Karen Hodgens February 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

        This was not quite 20 years ago when you could still climb. They had a chain from bottom to top, flush with the steps. I’m wondering when they will close off Machu Picchu to visitors.

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