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Saturday, 13 May 2017

MY MEXICAN ADVENTURE | Day Two - Ruins of Uxmal and Campeche

Here is the second instalment of my posts all about my recent trip to Mexico! You can read part one here...

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DAY TWO | RUINS OF UXMAL AND CAMPECHE
The following day we visited the ruins of Uxmal (official name Zona Arqueológica de Uxmal) which were also impressive - especially as we could climb some of them which led to some amazing photos! The climb was also a lot higher than we thought and going back down again was a little scary once we realized how high and steep it was.

Although the ruins of Uxmal is officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we chose not to have a guide at this particular site and instead decided to wander around the ruins at our own pace. I don't think we missed too much by doing it this way; it was such a large site with so much to see and ruins dotted everywhere, that we felt we took in enough just by exploring ourselves.

We did come across another game court though, so we already knew the history of game courts from the previous day.

Formidable Joy | Formidable Joy Blog | Travel | Mexico | Trek America | Trek America Mexican BLT Tour | Ruins Of Uxmal

Formidable Joy | Formidable Joy Blog | Travel | Mexico | Trek America | Trek America Mexican BLT Tour | Ruins Of Uxmal

Formidable Joy | Formidable Joy Blog | Travel | Mexico | Trek America | Trek America Mexican BLT Tour | Ruins Of Uxmal

Formidable Joy | Formidable Joy Blog | Travel | Mexico | Trek America | Trek America Mexican BLT Tour

Not long after we were done, our guide took us to an on site swimming pool and hotel. The pool was deserted so after all that climbing, we slipped in to cool down, drank some cocktails in the pool before residing to some sunbathing. This was our first taste of luxury - enjoying cocktails in the refreshing water and then doing a little bit of sunbathing, which was well deserved after two days of climbing!

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We had a delicious lunch, before beginning our drive to Campeche.

Campeche was gorgeous. Again, we ended up in a really sweet hotel, this time small but so chic. Just after reception there was a tiny courtyard with a water feature and iron tables and chairs then, on the second floor/the roof of the first floor, the most perfect seating area. We dumped our stuff and headed into Campeche for another walk and I found myself particularly in awe of the bright buildings and the colourful graffiti. The street art and graffiti around Mexico is seriously stunning and I can't believe nobody offers any graffiti tours telling the story behind them. Campeche is right by the sea with old buildings, rusty cannons and ruins. We stopped along the sea front for one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen in my life. It blew the famous Ibiza sunset out of the water!


Formidable Joy | Formidable Joy Blog | Travel | Mexico | Trek America | Trek America Mexican BLT Tour | Campeche

Formidable Joy | Formidable Joy Blog | Travel | Mexico | Trek America | Trek America Mexican BLT Tour | Campeche

Formidable Joy | Formidable Joy Blog | Travel | Mexico | Trek America | Trek America Mexican BLT Tour | Campeche

We then headed back to the hotel and chilled on the roof for a few hours, drinking and chatting. I'll go into more detail about the Trek America tour overall in another post, but I will say, the company is great at making sure similar minded people end up on tours together. It was so nice to sit beneath the stars and chat away. Eventually we grew hungry and dipped into a nearby restaurant for dinner where we got to wear some sombreros! I also had the most delicious avocado filled with prawns. We then headed back to the hotel and to bed, but not before being caught in a quick downpour in the process! At this point this evening we also found the most gorgeous outdoor square with live music and live bands - how lovely.

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7 comments:

  1. I would love to go to Mexico. It seems like there is a lot of culture and history to see there!

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    1. There is SO much to see there. I already want to go back.. x

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  2. I'd love to visut Mexico it looks like u had such an adventure. I just love that photo of the sunset.

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    1. Thanks - it's truly beautiful, isnt it? x

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  3. That looks like an awesome place to visit! Really jealous right now!

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  4. Mexico has always been on my list to visit. Looks like you had a lovely time.. I'm not jealous at all (okay, I am!).. x

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  5. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Mexico is on my wanderlust list so I will bookmark this post for reference.

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