Photo of the Week: Chichén Itzá

Today, I begin a new feature on Hispanophilia: The Photo of the Week. As the name suggests, at the beginning of each week, I’ll upload a single photo from one of my travels, with minimal description. All photos are my own. This week’s photo is from Chichén Itzá, in Mexico, from a trip I took with a group of students from UCLA in 2009.

Chichén Itzá. Photo credit: Daniel H. Brown

Have you ever been to Chichén Itzá? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments below. If you’ve enjoyed this photo, please consider sharing it on your favorite social media. ¡Gracias!

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7 thoughts on “Photo of the Week: Chichén Itzá

  1. This structure is splendid and majestic! And full of secrets that still pique my curiosity. I have seen Chichén Itzá only in photos and video documentaries. Seeing it in person must be an utterly memorable and grand experience. ❤️

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    1. Hi, Melisa! It is truly a magical experience to visit Chichén Itzá. I’m planning to go back over my Christmas vacation, assuming it is relatively safe to do so. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Nice idea for a regular feature. Personal photos are always tied to an experience, or memory. I was there once, may even have climbed that structure, but I was only 11 and have no picture from the trip. I do remember it was a hard climb for my aunt, and a piece of cake for me!

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    1. I often get in the habit of thinking that blog posts have to be long and wordy, but I’ll start mixing things up, I think. They don’t let people climb that pyramid anymore at Chichén Itzá, unfortunately. I bet there were some accidents. I was able to climb the pyramids at Teotihuacán, however, which I would highly recommend, if they still allow it. Thanks again, Kevin.

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      1. Ah so I wonder, maybe the climb I remember was at Teotihuacan.

        Yes I’m with you on creating wordy posts, which is just fine if you have a lot to say (I always do, lol). But it does make it harder to consistently blog, I’m finding.

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  3. I was roughly 15 years old when I had the opportunity to visit Chichen Itza with my family! I remember the steps being very steep. I only was able to climb 5 steps and clung on for dear life. I realized how easily I could have lost my balance. Otherwise it was incredible!

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