Dancing Chef Stephanie discovers Chichen Itzá


My summer in Cozumel has brought amazing experiences and great adventures. Since I arrived to the Mexican Caribbean I knew I had to visit the most important Mayan city Chichen Itzá.

The moment you walk in to the city everything seems to take you back to the moments when Mayans lived there as a community, interacting, working, building, studying, and even praying.

The city is built to honour several Gods but also as our cities nowadays it had places to entertain big crowds like with Ulama which was a ball game played just with their hips, where they had to score with a ball in a hoop placed several feet up high.

Observatory, Nunnery, Platforms, Tombs, numerous pillars, temples, altars and even a well made up this magnificent city.

Probably the main thing that catches your attention as you walk is the Castle or Temple of Kukulkan which is the main icon of the city, but not a lot of people know the magic of this pyramid and that is that twice a year in the spring and fall equinox that the sun aligns with the pyramid which creates a shadow that represents a snake comming down from the top of the Temple.

If you ever have the opportunity to go to one of the new 7 wonders I would put Chichen Itzá on the top of the list, you won’t regret it!!

Olé,

Dancing Chef Stephanie

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