November 2008

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Intro

It’s Thanksgiving holiday again, which for me usually does not mean a few days off eating great food and spending time with family and friends.  What it does mean, however, is I get two extra holiday days off to go somewhere new (and eat great food there instead)!

This year, it’s time for a little rest and relaxation in México’s Yucatán peninsula (yes, including Cancún!), followed by a few fun days exploring the capitals of Colombia and Venezuela.

The highlights on this mini-trip included the colorful, lively beach town of Playa del Carmen, the magnificent ruins of Chichén Itzá, Bogotá’s grand Plaza Bolivar, and the great food in Caracas — the famous Venezuelan hot dogs sold on the street everywhere are pretty amazing, but there’s nothing quite like a good arepa or cachapa!

Journey Map

    LocationArrivalDeparture
    1Charlotte, United StatesNovember 22, 2008November 22, 2008
    2Cancún, MexicoNovember 22, 2008November 23, 2008
    3Chichen Itza, MexicoNovember 23, 2008November 23, 2008
    4Cancún, MexicoNovember 23, 2008November 24, 2008
    5Playa del Carmen, MexicoNovember 24, 2008November 24, 2008
    6Cozumel, MexicoNovember 24, 2008November 24, 2008
    7Cancún, MexicoNovember 24, 2008November 25, 2008
    8Mexico City, MexicoNovember 25, 2008November 25, 2008
    9Bogota, ColombiaNovember 25, 2008November 28, 2008
    10Caracas, VenezuelaNovember 28, 2008November 30, 2008
    11Atlanta, United StatesNovember 30, 2008November 30, 2008
    12Anniston, United StatesNovember 30, 2008November 30, 2008
    13Oxford, United StatesNovember 30, 2008November 30, 2008
    14Atlanta, United StatesNovember 30, 2008November 30, 2008

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    Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, México

    Chichén Itzá, which became one of the official “New 7 Wonders of the World” on July 7, 2007, is dominated by the Temple of Kukulcan, more commonly referred to as “El Castillo”. This UNESCO World Heritage Site’s only drawback is its proximity to Cancún, attracting throngs of usually hungover day-tripping tourists. (I may or may not have been one of them).

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