Other ruins of Chichen Itza.
Through the forest on a way to visit Chichen Itza.
Sunday! Visiting church in Merida :)
When we just arrived to the address, we did not recognize that it was a church. From the outside it faced the street with its back wall. We found the way to the entrance after we saw a sigh “La Iglesia De Jesucristo” :)
We left Merida with a “smile”! I “created” the smile on Clinton’s plate when he finished his breakfast, leaving pieces of ham from the morning egg :)
Sometimes nature is so artistic!
Romantic evening path at the Hacienda Santa Cruz.
This is our vegetarian dinner at the restaurant la Creole: the pumpkin soup, the hummus with vegetables and the salad :)
Our charming dinner spot at the restaurant la Creole.
As we arrived a bit early for our dinner time, we had some extra time to walk around and see the Hacienda Santa Cruz. What a lovely place! Besides the restaurant la Creole, hacienda Santa Cruz is a beautiful boutique hotel.
After visiting Izamal, we drove to the Hacienda Sanda Cruz where we booked a table for having a dinner at the restaurant la Creole. Here are a few photos when we just entered the territory of Hacienda. Outside it looks like a garden with pathways. Very nice.
Just a block away from the Covent, there was another “surprise” for us to visit. This is the Pyramid Kinich Kak Moo! It is considered one of the most important sturtures of Mesoamerica! According to tradition, it was dedicated to a sun god, who, in the form of a Fire Macaw, descended daily to pick up offerings which were made to it. It was built around 400-600 A.D. We did not know about this pyramid when we arrived to Izamal, but, luckily, the guide let us know about it. We’re glad we saw another ancient structure.
p.s. We loved the Yellow City of Izamal, far-and-back! :)
This was an amazing ice-cream! I really fell in love with the home-made mexican ice-creams that are not packaged and are made from a real milk. They taste so well, without any preservatives and sweeteners in them. I really have not eaten better ice-cream then in Mexico.
The altar in the church of the Franciscan monastery.
A statue of John Paul II, situated in the courtyard of the Convent. It was made in remembrance of Pope’s visit to Izamal in 1993.