This was my first time seeing Mayan ruins, and beyond the structures themselves, what really grabbed me was the mathematics undergirding it all. We had a very talented guide who not only spoke in great detail, but was also able to map out with ballpoint pen many of the concepts embedded in the construction of this amazing city.
My friend Jim, a chef from Chicago, often gets made fun of as he bares more than a passing resemblance to the lead character “Jaguar Paw” from the Mel Gibson film, Apocalypto. No one made fun of my friend at Uxmal, and in fact we did a photoshoot where Jim was able to bring 100% Mayan realness.
Unfortunately, we had to head back to Merida before the nightly laser show.