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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Travel Thursday: Xunantunich

One of the places we went to on our honeymoon was Xunantunich, or as Alan likes to call it, Tuna Sandwich. 

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Xunantunich is the site of Mayan ruins in Belize on the border with Guatemala and it was my favorite shore excursion we took on our cruise. Ever since I saw The Second Voyage of the Mimi in elementary school where they go to Mayan ruins, I have wanted to see them myself. You better believe I was so excited to finally get to see some!

The ruins are located on a hill top and to get there we had to take a boat across a river then climb up the hill.

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It was also my first real experience in a jungle and it was awesome. Reminded me of something out of Indiana Jones.

I loved exploring the ruins, probably my favorite part was getting to climb to the top of the pyramid. The views were fantastic!

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I'm afraid of heights and climbing down the pyramid was definitely scary. You better believe I scooted down on my butt!

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Just look at these friezes. Beautiful!

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Wanna play ball?

Xunantunich is a smaller site and not as well known as Copan or Chichen Itza. What I would give to see them someday too!

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

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12 comments:

  1. That's breathtaking! I'd love to go someday. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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  2. I am so so glad we chose to do this. It's a once in a lifetime experience!

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  3. Gorgeous pictures! I would love to be able to go the Mayan Ruins someday!

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  4. Amazing pictures Holly! History has always been my favorite subject so it would be amazing to see those in person some day!

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  5. I'm a historian and while my focus has always been medieval England, Mesoamerican cultures have always fascinated me. We live a few hours from Cahokia, the largest mound complex in the US and I keep bugging my husband to take a day trip.

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  6. Beautiful! It is amazing how old everything is, and still in great condition. We went on a cruise for our honeymoon....and went to some pyramids as well -In Mexico. :-)

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  7. Wow! I really want to go to Belize, unfortunately I didn't get to go on my usual warm vacation this winter because I'm expecting. Next year is a different story though! My husband and I eloped and had our honeymoon in Costa Rica, which I highly recommend. I've been many places and Costa Rica is my favourite so far.

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  8. We almost went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon, but decided on a cruise instead :-) Belize is on my list of must visit places and I'm so glad I was able to go!

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  9. I always enjoy your pictures! I would love to travel to so many places one day!

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  10. Thank you! I wish I was able to travel more myself.

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  11. I would love to go to Mayan and Aztec sites in Mexico one of these days too.

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  12. Oh wow! I would love love love to visit that place! Exploring ancient ruins would be so awesome!

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