I took a ride with a couple of guests on one of the local mototaxi,s ( remember my car broke down a week ago and still it is not fixed) so hence the taxi ride. It was fun though with the wind whipping around us as we speed down the road past Kabah and onto Sayil.
We did a tour around the Chocolate Museum first… well my friends did whilst I went into the snack restaurant for a nice cuppa hot chocolate and read my book and chatted with the workers. They are used to seeing me and they are always so pleasant, smiling all the time.
So we left there and continued to Sayil
Sayil is most known for its palace that stands majestically welcoming you as you enter the courtyard. It is beautiful, the place is peaceful and for most ,the tourists only see the main structure which is really a pity.
If you walk along the paths that you see wandering off into the jungle they will lead you into more mysteries of the Maya.
My guests were more interested in the Humming Birds that they had read about in the guide book. I left them there to wander around looking and I said I would take a walk further in. It has been a few years since I was there so I wanted to go and check it out again. First to the building where the hieroglyphs adorned an entrance but nearly buried by years of earth. I walked all around the building to see if I could see more then onto the south building.
There was no one except myself on the way going in and coming out and I think I was walking more than one and half hours. It was so peaceful and serene I could have stayed longer to sit and meditate but knew I had people waiting for me .
I followed the path , moving a little quicker now ,to the El Mirador building then onto see Yum Keep the God of fertility .
I came out of the jungle on a different path to see the awesome sight of the palace as the sun was starting to go down. And my friends wondering if I had got lost…. No everything is O K .. Did you see you humming birds? I asked. No , we didn’t they replied….
But they did not even attempt to come and see the other surprises down the pathways…. They thought it was just the palace…. I guess they did not hear me when I told them there were other sites to see in Sayil not just the palace ,as we were on our way to the site.
So if you do come to see the sites on the Ruta Puuc remember there is more to see than the guide books say.