Somewhere I got the idea that I’d like to go see the Mayan ruins at Uxmal  (oosh – MAHL).    Don’t ask me how or where that idea came from.  I have no clue where I even heard of it.  I guess that makes me the typical American. Even though Uxmal is comparable to Chichen Itza, most of us have never heard of it.  I suppose I discovered it on some late-night geek web-surfing session.

    Anyway, having decided to go to Uxmal, I set about to plan the logistics and the rest of the itinerary.

   Merida’, in the Yucatan peninsula, is the closest city to Uxmal.  I love Mexico, and I feel right at home there, so I was excited to go to Merida’ – someplace where I had never been.   There are also several lesser sites of Mayan ruins that can be visited on a day trip from Uxmal along the Ruta Puuc (Kabah, Sayil, Labna), plus the caves at Lol Tun.   OK, great!   Celestun and the wildlife refuge came up as a target of opportunity after I arrived in Merida (can’t pass up the beach if I’m anywhere near it).  And, to round it out, I decided to return home via Mexico City.   Mexico City (or DF – for Distrito Federal) is an exciting place, and the Aztec pyramids at Teotihuacan would be the perfect finish to an interesting trip of old, crumbling buildings and ancient graves!

Merida Merida Uxmal Kabah Ruta Puuc Sayil labna Caves of Loltun Celestun Teotihuacan Pyramids Mexico City (District Federal)

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   So – click on the map or the pictures and read about my 2003 Mexican travels.

Merida Uxmal Kabah
   MERIDA      UXMAL     KABAH  
Sayil Labna Caves of Loltun
   SAYIL      LABNA     CAVES  
Celestun Mexico City Teotihuacan

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