Chichen Itzá

This is a translation from my 2007 post:

The next day, we took advantage of the sun and the pool and spent the day at the resort (see my previous post if you wanna know about the resort).

At the end of the afternoon, we went to the ruins of Chichen Itza. They are beautiful, but you’re not allowed to explore them as much as Palenque. And there were a lot of tourists.

We met a Mexican guide who already worked for CVC and loves Brazil (as we met here), and he told us to come back to see the lights show called “The Night of the Mayas”. We couldn’t stay long at the ruins because they close at 17:00, so at night we went to see the show.

Chichen Itza was a sacred city, where the Mayans lived, then they had to leave because of wars among other tribes, but later they pilgrimaged until finding it again. In Chichen Itza there is a Cenote too, but it is open (not inside a cave) and it was a place where things of value were offered, like rings, silver and gold bracelets and even humans to the King of the Rain. Remains have been found in this Cenote.

Uuuh and at the time the presentation was talking about the rain king, I swear by everything that the sky was starry, but for a moment the stars were no longer visible and a drizzle began to fall. Coincidence? Very mystic.

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