It was all rather whirlwind. And in a tiny country in central America too. This journey took place as a side trip on our cruise in the Caribbean many years back.
We had arrived in the tiny central American country of Belize. Known for many a natural wonder, we were focused on that one thing, ie getting to a Mayan site. A former British colony, the country boasts (as some of its neighbours) that it has some of the most concentrated number of Mayan sites. However it was ironic that the only one on offer (heheh) was Xunatunich, some 2 hours’ drive away.
And soon we were on the way to this site that lies between Belize and Guatemala. It would turn out to be quite a journey, which may at first seem to underwhelm but then later came back flooding as memories of a magnificent site seen. Perhaps it was the first time we’ve seen a Mayan site, hence the feeling. It has to be said though that the entire excursion took almost 8 hours, most of it was spent negotiating the roads getting to and back from the site to the ship.
Which is why this will not be the first and only time we see the Mayans (sites we mean). We are for sure coming back… and spending a lot more time at each site too. Perhaps not in Belize (which we now have other plans for), but perhaps in a larger neighbouring country…
Our little ‘moon shot’ to Xuanatunich was still exciting. Read all about it here! Have you been to this Mayan site?