Gringo in the Jungle
March 6, 2011
Was on vacation in the Yucatan last week. First stop: Ek Balam. Chichen Itza gets all the attention, but these “Black Jaguar” ruins are a must see. The tallest temple here is four feet taller than the tallest at Chichen Itza, and you can climb on it until you die. Let’s go.
Half way up are these wonderfully preserved carvings that were supposedly found after a thick wall was removed.
The view from the top:
Watch out for these guys.
Next stop was a cenote, which are large natural wells. Some, like this one, are developed to allow easy access for swimming.
They say the water here is 80 meters deep.
The ballgame court at Chichen Itza:
Got this nice pic of the main temple at Chichen Itza, but…
…then got photobombed by this asshole gringo wearing a ridiculous hawaiian shirt.