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Old 01-21-2013, 10:08 AM   #781
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I had forgotten about the iguanas, lizards creep me out, especially rather large one! The ruins are pretty cool, the red spots on the wall look like hand prints.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #782
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Ceasar told us about the Mayan roads and about the culture and a bit about his own culture too.





He was an excellent guide.



He talked about the Mayan Calendar and compared it with the Aztecs. Now this was back in Sept, so we were all still waiting on the ending of the Mayan calendar at that point. Ceasar said his belief was that we would just have a new beginning. And being that we all are still alive, I am thinking he was probably right!







We then had a few minutes to take pictures and Brook and I took pictures of each other.





And on we went.















This tree was kind of creepy as every so often you would see an iguana poke his head out.













We learned what some of these areas were and represented, and I have to admit I no longer remember much of it.



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Old 01-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #783
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I had forgotten about the iguanas, lizards creep me out, especially rather large one! The ruins are pretty cool, the red spots on the wall look like hand prints.
They were all over the place and kind of ugly. But it was neat to see them.
I am guessing that was vandalism for years before. They said that some areas were shut off now, because people would leve garbage there, etc. I think also many years went by before they started preserving these areas.
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LOVE these last 2 shots! I especially love the framing on the last ones. And I'm also loving the lizard shots.

How much camera gear did you carry along with you on the tour?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #785
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All your lizard pics made me think of this one posted just recently on the DIS photography forum. Thought you might like the composition:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottrsmith/8388637224/

We went on a fishing excursion in Sanibel once and there was an iguana in the bay sratching at the side of our boat. I didn't think much about it, but the tour guide kept saying how unusual they were there. Back at the dock, they seemed very unhappy that it had been there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:41 PM   #786
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LOVE these last 2 shots! I especially love the framing on the last ones. And I'm also loving the lizard shots.

How much camera gear did you carry along with you on the tour?
I think I brought just two lenses with me.

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All your lizard pics made me think of this one posted just recently on the DIS photography forum. Thought you might like the composition:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottrsmith/8388637224/

We went on a fishing excursion in Sanibel once and there was an iguana in the bay sratching at the side of our boat. I didn't think much about it, but the tour guide kept saying how unusual they were there. Back at the dock, they seemed very unhappy that it had been there.
I saw that picture in the DCL picture thread. That guy takes great stuff.

Thats kind of creepy.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:16 AM   #787
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Before today, I had not realised that there are Mayan ruins in Cozumel. Somebody whose pre-trip report I am following has booked the same excursion for their upcoming cruise. This looked really interesting.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:10 AM   #788
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Before today, I had not realised that there are Mayan ruins in Cozumel. Somebody whose pre-trip report I am following has booked the same excursion for their upcoming cruise. This looked really interesting.

Corinna
You know, I had not realized it either. Since it is an island, I guess i just thought there wasn't any. I guess I was wrong and so glad we went there. At first when Brook and Carolyn mentioned it I was worried we would have to ferry over to the main land.
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Now that's an excursion that I know we would enjoy. Like you, those type of things are so cool to me. Many years ago, we went to Mesa Verde in Colorado and toured the ruins there. It was so neat!
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You know, I had not realized it either. Since it is an island, I guess i just thought there wasn't any. I guess I was wrong and so glad we went there. At first when Brook and Carolyn mentioned it I was worried we would have to ferry over to the main land.
Hi jenseib... I'm new to the boards and Absolutely love this trip report!! I wil be going on my first Disney cruise ( 6 cruises on others) on this same itinerary on 1/28 and you have showed so much!!
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Finally catching up! I sent you a PM on Facebook - that was Bonnie from the Biggest Loser! Totally was her!!!! Crazy!

I loved this excursion too, I wish I had taken notes, I remember some of the things, but not all of it. Caesar rocked.
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Now that's an excursion that I know we would enjoy. Like you, those type of things are so cool to me. Many years ago, we went to Mesa Verde in Colorado and toured the ruins there. It was so neat!
It was really neat. I would've loved to have stayed longer and looked around more on my own, but I probably would've gotten lost.

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We had such a good time on this trip. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


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Finally catching up! I sent you a PM on Facebook - that was Bonnie from the Biggest Loser! Totally was her!!!! Crazy!

I loved this excursion too, I wish I had taken notes, I remember some of the things, but not all of it. Caesar rocked.
I swear it was her too. Her voice was dead on. I didn't take notes after the first 2 days, so I am going by memory and hoping pictures trigger more.
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That sounds nice too. Is it that Chankobeeb park...Or whatever it is called. LOL
Yeah that's it, I think it was Chankanaab. It was really nice there. They do a Dolphin encounter there, I really wish we had done that but at least we could see them from off to the side. We did a similar one on Costa Maya but it wasn't as nice.

Awesome pics of the ruins, it looks so cool there but those iguanas would have creeped me out too.
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HMMM....... Starting to pay more attention to shore excursions! Can you guess what we booked? Gotta get a new ticker next!

Looks like a wonderful time! We did a ruins tour in Cancun. DH climbed a pyramid, I waved to him from the bottom! Much of the age of the stones looks the same as there.
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Yeah that's it, I think it was Chankanaab. It was really nice there. They do a Dolphin encounter there, I really wish we had done that but at least we could see them from off to the side. We did a similar one on Costa Maya but it wasn't as nice.

Awesome pics of the ruins, it looks so cool there but those iguanas would have creeped me out too.
I have about a few people going there and it looks really nice.
I was Ok with the iguanas, as long as they didn't touch me!

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Looks like a wonderful time! We did a ruins tour in Cancun. DH climbed a pyramid, I waved to him from the bottom! Much of the age of the stones looks the same as there.
How exciting. when do you go? I am ready to cruise again. It's too darn cold here.
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