Merida, perfect departure point for a number of amazing, fascinating, places, areas, to explore, to enjoy.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza – one of the seven wonders of the world – an economic, political hub for the Mayan people, dating back to the 5th. Century.

The remnants of this ancient stone city, impressive, architectural, engineering, feats of the Mayans.

The star attraction, El Castillo, a 79-foot pyramid – dedicated to Kukulcan, the Mayans mighty snake god.

The pyramid has 365 steps – the same as the number of days in the solar calendar.

You can walk up those stairs.

We did.

Tough, not easy, amazing, walking in the steps of an ancient civilization.

Close to Chichen Itza – the Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve – a vast wetland corridor.

By boat take a tour.

The reserve a natural habitat for thousands and thousands of pink flamingos – an amazing sight.

Watching them, getting ready to take flight – one of nature’s wonders – a sight to behold.

Beyond the flamingo resting area, mangroves, mysterious, mystical, entering another world.

After that, the beaches, the small town of Tullum, ready to explore, to enjoy.
The white sandy beaches, great places to chill out, swim in the amazing beautiful, turquoise, water, or enjoy delicious food, beach side.

Every Wednesday, veteran journalist, George Froehlich, gets personal – sharing with you, his amazing travel destinations, his wonderful recipes, art he loves, music he enjoys.
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