Saturday, December 13, 2008
4 December 2008
The next port of call was Cozumel, Mexico. This is a well known tourist trap with beaches. We again decided it would be time better spent to visit a major Mayan Ruin called Tulum than the tourists’ sights of Cozumel. This was a large Mayan City and also a major trading location with its own port. Today that port area is a truly spectacular beach. For those interested in this culture and history of the structures shown in the pictures, you can visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulum
I need to mention our guide Hernan, who was of Mayan descent. He was very funny and provided a great deal of information, not only about the ruins but the lives of those who chose to live, as much as possible, in the Mayan tradition.