Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mexico 2013: Coba!

For our adventure to Coba, we had to gas up the Jeep. Hard to see in this pic, but the tally says "$412.73." In pesos of course. Still a little jarring.
Feast your eyes: A Mexican prison. This phrase comes up a lot when planning a vacation south of the border.  "What if Stacey decides she needs to buy some blow from a dude in an alley and it turns out to be an undercover cop, and then ends up in a Mexican prison?" Well here's where she would have landed.
Coba is an ancient Mayan city deep in the tropical jungle and housed between too large lagoons. At its high point, Coba had more than 50,000 residents. The site remained relatively unknown and pristine until the first modern road to it was opened in the early 1970s.
Plus, its really really old.
And unlike Chicken Pizza, they still let you climb on it.
As evidenced by this crowning achievement.
Like Chicken Pizza, in addition to the tall temples, there were lots of cool nooks and crannies.
 I like this little guy near the stairs.
I suspect they won't let you crawl on Coba forever, so if you want to, you should go soon.
I do like this legacy technology. Without auto-unlock doors, my sweet husband would manually unlock and get my door for me, like we were courting. So sweet!


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