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Monday, March 23, 2015

Xunantutich

The girls at the base of the ruins. We all really had a great time here

Climbing the steep ruins is not for the faint at heart. Elise and Sierra stopped half way up the structure.

Zoe and I, made it to the nose bleed section of the temple. Un-Belizable views from atop the ruins

Just imagine during the hay-day of this site you would not be able to see one stone as the whole place would have been covered in red plaster along with accented murals
These ruins are located just outside the town of San Ignacio, Belize. There is a small ferry boat ride you have to take to get to the ruins so that eliminates a lot of the traffic that would otherwise occur. Locals say there is a legend of a "White Maiden" that presents herself on occasion to try to entice unsuspecting men to follow her into the caverns of the temple. She glows like a ball of light with a flowing gown. OK, I get the legend but for the record, if a glowing, floating woman comes before me the last thing I would do is follow her into the bowels of an ancient temple. I would get "Ghostbuster" on her real quick. 

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