Chichen Itza… Big mistake.
So because we had a lot of free time we decided to do the trip to the Maya ruins Chichen Itza a bit earlier and by bus from Cancun. What is amazing about traveling by bus here is that even if you forgot to buy some snacks you won’t be hungry because around every 30 minutes someone from the village you are passing enters the bus and offers his food. If you are very lucky you might not get bored because you will see some small clown show.
We stayed the night in a hotel garden in the small village Piste, 1,5 km from Chichen Itza. So this was the first time that we set up the new tent. We loved it.
Nadi about camping: “The only annoying thing for me was the self inflating sleeping mat, which is so slippery that if you are sleeping in the sleeping bag there is a good chance you will not really sleep on the mat but just next to it… In the evening after I was still upset…” 😀
“Danny made a fire and we cooked an amazing soup. During cooking we named all the cats who were attracted by the smell of this delicious meal. We ate almost for one hour because we only have small desert spoons.”
Cat name: greyhound. Others not on pic: Katka, Ferl, Carel, and Ferl Jr. 1 to 4.
Now what was the big mistake..? We will get to that now, I am glad it caught your attention 😉
The next day we wanted to go to Chichen Itza very early to avoid tour bus tourism. This is where our big mistake happened. We woke up at five, because we didn’t realize that we are again in a different time zone So we arrived at seven and found out about this. We waited as first in line for one long hour. Fortunately though this allowed us to go inin as very first and take pictures without anyone in our way. We really liked this place. The first sight of the big Maya temple with the sun coming up behind it was really impressive and there are many other smaller temples. Later the place became flooded with tourists and people selling their trinkets from their stalls. We are very glad we went early and will do this every time.
See our pictures of the Maya ruins completely tourist free, except for us