We traveled to Chichen Itza with Jose on Wednesday April 3. Jose taught my family so much about Mexico in general as well as the Mayans and the ruins. Not only was he incredibly informative but funny as well! We all commented on how much he went above and beyond his duties to teach us important facts. Even our 3 children 15,13, and 10 were tuned in to what he was saying. Yes he went back and forth between English and Spanish but I could understand him. Yes he talked most of the time but we were all interested in learning what he was teaching us. I despise the tourista type excursions but found this to be incredibly informative which outweighed the wait at the mall which for us was only 20 minutes. On the way home we were behind schedule so several vans met us at a common location in order to get each family back to their hotel faster. Originally we were going to rent a car and go on our own but we never would have learned what we did. We enjoyed the cenote and the Mayan marketplace where we bought the Mayan hieroglyphic necklaces for our children..huge hit and way better than a t-shirt. Our lunch was fine, not excellent but not horrible either. We also enjoyed arriving at Chichen Itza later in the day when there were less visitors and not so hot. I thought it was a good strategic move. We also enjoyed the stop at the city on the way back and seeing the church and "love seats" in the park. Again, Jose told us all abut what we would see before we arrived. Yes it was a very long day but it was the ONLY trip my kids never complained once during!!!!! That is a review in itself! A highlight for all of us!
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