Road trip? In Mexico? Estamos loco? Well maybe just a little! As we were travelling for a very short while with one of our very good friends from back home, we really wanted to make the most of the time & get a few key sights in together. Admittedly at first, yes, we were a little unsure of hiring a car in Mexico, none of us had driven in this part of the world before & were really unsure as to what is was going to be like! Our idea of Mexican roads however, were well off point! In our experience at least, on our 1 day Yucatan road trip, there were no (well hardly any) crazy drivers & nice clear, empty roads, it was a great way to travel & gave us total freedom to enjoy things at our own pace.
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Yucatan Road Trip
Early Rise To Chichen Itza
Beating the crowds at Chichen Itza was our main reason for hiring a car in Merida. Picking up the vehicle the evening before meant that we were ready to set off from our hostel at
Ik Kil Cenote
After leaving the ruins and next stop on our mini Yucatan road trip we headed over to Ik Kil Cenote, for us this was the only cenote we visited in Mexico. To be completely honest, it was ok. I mean a giant hole full of
Back On The Road
Back on the road after the cenote
After filling up on shite food we arrived at our last stop on our Yucatan road trip, the ruins at Ek Balam & were definitely not disappointed, proving of course that girls are always right 😉 It really was magical! These ruins were discovered only 30 years ago so are still very much encompassed in their environment, we just got the feeling that we were totally lost in jungle, proper tomb raider style! The site itself is not very big at all but we still spent a few hours just wandering around in awe of the place. The highlight for us though was that we got to climb the (hundreds) of stairs of the biggest structure, which is actually a tomb of one of the Mayan rulers. The views from the top were just magnificent, it was one of those moments as cheesy as it sounds when you are on the other side of the world, with some of your
Our Yucatan Road Trip – Sometimes It’s The Less Expected
We all agreed that Ek Balam was definetly the highlight of our day. It’s funny because when you love travelling you spend a lot of time thinking of all of those things you want to go & see, all of those wonders you want to go & visit…. Then out of nowhere something else pops up & surprises you! Don’t get us wrong Chichen Itza is still incredible in it’s own right but for us, spending £60 on hiring a car & making that little bit more effort really did make our day!
Happy travels 🙂
Kelly & Adam x