Its claim to fame is the thousands of flamingos that flock to the waters of the mangrove forests to feed and make their home.
Our hotel was on the water…nice, kind of shabby sheik, more shabby than sheik though. We think we were the only people there. It is high season but you would never know it.
Approaching the birds the squawking and croaking was incredibly loud and they looked so elegant, high stepping and dipping their heads down to feed.
Their unusual pink color is attributed to them eating small shrimp. For those bird aficionados out there, the formal name is Phoenicopteros ruber rubber. Kind of catchy don’t you think?
with it let’s just do it. I envisioned a massage down by a Cenote followed
by wine and dinner with a Spanish classical guitar playing in the background.
But saner heads prevailed (Aaron’s).
m...300 ft. Very flat here.
Massive in scale and elegant to behold this archeological wonder has much
debate about its origins. Some think Mayans from Guatemala founded it in
AD 600 and others contend it is much older. In Uxmal, the rain God Chac
reigned supreme. Water was scarce and the Mayans spent much of their time appeasing him. I am not sure how effective of a God he was, seeing as how they were constantly short of water… In the mid-10th century Uxmal was abruptly abandoned. Was it war with Chichen Itza, deforestation or maybe drought? It is a big Mayan mystery. But in its heyday it was a
bustling city of thousands and today is a fantastic archeological site.
about it and he said it indicated curves on the road!! Yeah right honey...
Thank you, Traveling Pat.