Every Sunday in Merida, there's a traditional dance
I love the motion in this photo!
The Merida main cathedral - one of the oldest in the Americas, finishing construction in 1598.
We got to tour an old colonial mansion!
A Cenote (se-NO-tay) is an underground lake common to the Yucatan
We got to swim in this crystal clear water!
our decent into the cenote was questionable
This is a cenote from above
These trees (I think they're almond trees but I couldn't catch the spanish word being used) have root systems that extend downward into the cenote and help support the tree even in landslides.
The Pyamid at Uxmal Mayan ruins
These ruins are over 1000 years old.
This is a ball field just below the governor's palace
The Uxmal Ruins, main pyramid on the right, ball field on the left.
View from atop a Mayan pyramid
These ruins date back as far as the 8th century AD, around the same time Charlemagne was being crowned king of the Holy Roman Empire