C is for Chichén Itzá

There was sun today… I woke up at 7am to check… then got up a few hours later and walked down to the beach to discover that there were insane winds… I decided to stick it out anyway… and spent a few hours trying to devise a way to deflect the relentless sand blasting I was receiving… being that all I had to work with was sand, I didn’t do very well… I did manage to enjoy it very slightly, however…

Tomorrow morning I have to be on a bus at 7:40am to head inland to the (huge) ancient Mayan city of Chichén-Itzá… one of the biggest sites… and also (probably) the most visited… and being that I’m going to arrive around 11, I think I’m gonna be swamped with annoying guys in Hawaiian shirts and cheap sunglasses shuffling their whiny families around on their day trip from Cancun… I’ll just try to imagine that they’re not there… and hopefully find some quiet places for contemplation…

In the early afternoon I’m going to head out again if I can find a bus to the city of Merida… a modern city which supposedly has some nice museums and colonial architecture… as well as some cool places to stay…

On a different note: progress.

I’ve been away 87 days today… woohoo! I’ve traveled a total of (only) 3,564 miles so far (as near as I can calculate)… for an average of 40.9 mi/day… which is nice and leisurely… nothing like what I’m going to be doing the next 4 weeks or so… My 3 remaining weeks in Mexico are going to be pretty grueling… and then I’ll be covering quite a few thousand miles on the way home from Texas over the following week… So yeah… I’m bracing myself for some long-mileage days… Though the roads from here on out will be pretty much paved… well paved even… and the buses are all air-conditioned and comfy… and they can travel much much faster… and that will help..

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