Somewhere in the Yucatán Jungle

Being that 2012 is the year of the end of the world Mayan prophecy and we will all be laid in ruins, I thought I would start off the year with a photo of an authentic Mayan ruin. Most travelers to the Yucatàn are familiar with the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá, Tulum, or Cobá but there are many more just lying under the dense jungle waiting to be discovered. If you ask a tour agency they will try and sell you a pre-packaged tour, including a guide, to one of the big three. Now those are definitely worth visiting at least once. But since I have been there so many times, I just take off to the local Mayan villages and begin exploring on my own. Much more adventurous that way. For a moment, I imagine I am Indiana Jones searching for lost Mayan treasures. I was constantly on the lookout for giant rolling bolders and evil Nazis. But all I found were some locals trying to sell me t-shirts that said “Spring Break Cancun.”  Spring Breakers???  I think the prophecy has already come true.

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