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Final Days in Mexico

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The Mexican Ancient Civilizations tour is now over and the majority of the group have travelled onwards or back home.

Had a great time visiting archelogical ruins, learning a bit of spanish, meeting lots of new people, and sampling some of the best that Mexico has to offer.

Currently in the seaside town of Playa Del Carmen which is about an hour away from Cancun, as its the rainy season some days have are humid and wet and others are glorious sunshine.

Have about 2 days to go before flying out back to LA for a brief stop over and then onwards to Auckland which is located near the top of the North Island of New Zealand.

Meanwhile here are a few last photos of Mexico

Ruins at the Jungle City of Palenque


Alan and Me at the Ruins at Chichen Itza



The Ruins on the beach at Tulum


Next update from the other side of the world in Auckland

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The Mexico Adventure Continues

San Christobel, Palenque, Merida and beyond

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After a overnight bus ride finally arrived in the small town of San Christobel, here we stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed the Markets during the day and the Mexican Independence day festival in the evening on Saturday 15th.



After this moving further east we arrived in the Jungle Village of Palenque and we happend upon some ruins where only 2% have been uncovered and the other 98% are still remain buried in the Mexican Jungle.

Uncovered Ruins surrounded by the Jungle


The group in the jungle in search of the other 98%


Here we can see why it take around 15 years to carefully restore a temple one piece at a time


Now on the last days of the tour and currently in the sunny town of Merida which is located close to the gulf of Mexico here we will visit the Ruins at Chichen Itza before heading to Playa Del Carmen for some time by the coast.

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Photo's from Mexico

Mexican Ancient Civilizations Tour

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Successfully arrived in Mexico City early Saturday 8th and arrived shortly after at the Hotel Capitol to check in and meet the other people joining the 2 week tour.

After visiting the huge pyramids at the archelogical site of Teotihucan, the Temple Ruins in the Zocalo at the city centre, and seeing the famous Diego Rivera Mureals in the Government building it was off the the small town of Puebla for a single nights stay.

The town has loads of history amongst the streets, and with 365 churchs/temples/convents we only had time to see a few.

As I write this am currently in the popular city of Oaxaca which lies close the 2 archelogical sites, the famous Monte Alban and Mitla.

I have sampled the Mezcal which is very famous in these parts and had a nibble of Mexican Crickets in a Tortia - MMmmm

We move onwards tonight to the City of San Christobel for a few days but until then here are some pictures I have taken so far.....

Ruins in Teotihucan - It's a long way up


We made it - Some of the Group on top of the Sun Pyramid


Recently excavated Ruins at the Zocalo in Mexico City


Zapotec Ruins at Monte Alban


Trying the hit a Mexican Pinata full of candy - I did get it a few times!!


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