posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 05:17 PM
I'm happy to hear that they are discovering more Mayan ruins and cities. I remember going to see the ruins from TIkal to Palenque nad everything in
between back in the late 80's. Uxmal was my favorite. However I would really enjoy going back to the Yucutan to see the newer discoveries.
Was a amazing adventure. Back then you had to park on little dirt turnoffs on the side of the highways and walk a half mile through the jungle on
dirt paths to get to the clearings where the ruins were. Can't imagine how hard it would be to get to one of those ruins without a cleared path.
The jungle there is more like a dense thicket and very hard to walk through.
Remember walking around a bend in one of these dirt paths and watching a pair of really obease tourists huffing around the corner towards us clearly
runing for their lives. "Go back! Go back!!!: They kept waving us off as the ran right past us. Then we see what they were running from. A
250lbs razor back hog trotting after them clearly amused and enjoying the that he could make these strange pink fleshy creatures run. We jumpled into
the tree line to avoid the beast, but he paid us no attention and kept trotting after the other tourists that were running. The pig was clearly
having a good time doing this.
ANother set of ruins and a differnt dirt path through the jungle. A group of us were tourists were walking down one of those paths and we hear a
ominous Hoooh! Hoooh! Hoooh! coming from all around us, many animals making this sound, closing in on all of us like a noose tightening. Hooh!!
Hooh!!!! HOOOH!!!! getting louder. When it sounded like they were right on top of us a bright yellow fuit the size of a grapefruit whizzes by my
head. I look at where it comes from, howling still going on and a pack of Howler Monkeys had surrounded us throwing fruit at us to make us leave. I
guess they took exception to us being in their territory. We ran for it. Looked back and the monkeys looked pleased that we were running from them.
Besides the ruins the best part about visiting the mayan temples was the hoards of bright electric blue butterflys that flitted around so dense they
were like clouds. YOu would have to walk right through them as they hovered about head high off the dirt paths.
I still can't imagine trying to get to these new ruins without a wide path cleared through the jungle.