Sunday, 26 February 2012

January, 2012 - VALLADOLID & EK'BALAM

We visit the colonial city of Valladolid and the nearby ruins at Ek'Balam. The city is beautiful and clean and we found a GREAT restaurant.  The ruins contain the best preserved Mayan carvings.  They were encased in a tomb and avoided erosion by the elements.

We travel via 2nd class bus.  Economical and comfortable for shorter distances.

Iain & Jan, on the bus to Valladolid.

We finally find a great restaurant.

The only downside was the bugs were out and we were their dinner.

full moon over the convent.  We would like to return to take a tour.

The entrance to Ek'Balam.  The steep ramp forces all who enter to get down on all fours.

Original carving, protected from the elements.
One of the palaces.

Entrance to the tomb.

Steve at the top of the main building.

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