This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
The site offers glimpses into so many aspects of ancient Mayan life. There are sites devoted to the worship of different deities, burials sites, an observatory, sites for market stalls and so on. It is interesting to note the links between the Mayan religion and other asian cultures which it evolved from - features like animism and the balance between male and female feature prominently. The importance of the mayan calendar and numbers is also reflected in the architecture of the site. The great pyramid for instance, has 365 steps up to the top - one for each day of the Mayan calendar. On the way around the site we also saw an iguana who was climbing out of some 2,500 year old ruins.
One of the spectacular sites among the many pyramids is the temple of the warriors. It is surrounded by hundreds of stone plinths.
On the way back we passed some cenotes. The Yucatan peninsula has this unique feature, limestone sinkholes that provided fresh water all year around. The cenotes made the Yucatan peninsula an ideal place for habitation, and many of the cenotes were believed to be sacred.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it.