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Ek Balam Cycling Trip

Ek Balam Cycling Trip

| On 02, May 2014

While vacationing in Playa Mujeres (just north of Cancun) during March Break, we took the opportunity for another trip organized by Elite Cyclery.

 

It was a scenic but long three-hour drive to Ek Balam from Playa Mujeres, just north of Cancun. By the time the bikes were re-assembled and ready to go, it was nearly 11AM. 

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After the ride we toured the Ek Balam site – a most interesting location – you can climb to the top of the pyramid, which is well above the tree tops. The pyramid also has some interesting altars or shrines as you climb up. 

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We also stopped in Vallodalid, a Spanish colonial city near Ek Balam for walk, sampling some crispy marquesitas. We ate dinner at one of the market stalls – making sure we sampled the local longaniza sausages and other regional specialities. We grabbed a gelato before returning to Playa Mujeres.

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Production Notes: 
Shot using my Sony NEX5n. Edited in Final Cut 10.1, with stabilization added in post.

My thanks to Ellen, Alex and Elite Cyclery

Comments

  1. Looks like a great time, Maarten. I’ve been to several Mayan ruins but never heard of Ek Balam — I think there are a lot more Mayan sites than most of us realize. Not sure cycling would be my sport of choice in the Yucatan heat, but it looks like you survived it well.

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