Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dzibilchaltun / Panasonic LX5

Typical tourist shots of the Mayan ruins at Dzibilchaltun (zi-bil-chal-tune). Guide's name was Cumen and was great. Autoprogresso pretty much runs the buses and tours in Progresso. No printed maps provided if you visit the site. You might want to print out your own before you go.

The pictures I'm providing were taken starting at the Edifice of Administration (upper left) where we were briefed, then down to the cenote and surrounding, then off to the right to the Temple of the Seven Dolls.

This Catholic Church arch is post Mayan.

Cumen, our guide.

no fear - no limits - no brains

It was explained, by our guide Cumen, that the underground streams provided potable water to the Mayans and of course today for their descendents. There are no water lines, as such. Water is delivered to each house via truck and a black plastic water tank, on each roof, is filled about once a month to provide water for washing and after boiling for cooking. Drinking water is filtered water purchased in bottles from Coca-Cola, Pepsi, etc.

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