We are living in what amounts to the Egypt of the Americas, surrounded by pyramids and ruins of amazing construction. I find them fascinating, not merely for the architecture, but for the ancient culture they reveal. That culture is still thriving around us in Yucatan today. ¶ The skill of the masons working in our backyard has a long history. Over the weekend we journeyed south to visit a number of ruins, with tour guide Marina Aguirre who will be hosting several other trips within the near future. The names of the ruins we visited are linked here. My description as being rock piles is truly affectionate, as there is a much loved sports stadium in our home area, replaced long ago, yet still available to the community, which is termed The Rock Pile. We also made a trip into the jungle of southern Campeche state in pursuit of wildlife. The photos below will give only a hint of the adventure.
A howler monkey clings to the funhouse furniture
A toucan scans the canopy for lunch
The “acropolis” at Edzna