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Mexico : Yucatán

5.5 km (3.4 miles) WSW of Yaxcopil, Yucatán, Mexico
Approx. altitude: 36 m (118 ft)
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Antipode: 20°S 91°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#1: General area

(visited by Luis Felipe Trigo Boix and Lydia Mendoza de Trigo)

06-Feb-2004 -- February 5th is 'constitution day' in Mexico. As a result, I was able to make a three day weekend.
Lydia (my wife) had planned for us to spend this time around the city of Merida, Yucatan. One option was to do a tour of several Maya archeological sites and a second one was to do a tour of several XVI & XVII century churches.
After a quick look at the road map we decided to take the opportunity to visit a confluence point.

We left Cancún at mid morning thinking we would have time to get to the confluence before lunch. As it turned out to be the roads that we used, all in good condition, were quite narrow and Lydia had to drive with extra care.
We drove by the Chichen Itza ruins on the tool highway and then turned south towards Peto. After crossing several really nice small towns full of bicycles and nice people.

We arrived at the area of the confluence around 16h00. The asphalted road (184) was at some 3km from the confluence. Looking at a couple of dirt roads we decided to drive into one that, fortunately, turned out to be the best choice. After talking with a couple of teenagers riding their bicycles we parked in front of a cattle ranch. There we asked for permission and explained our purpose.

A very kind man and his son allowed us to get thru and joined us. We saw a calf less than a week old and after walking less tha 800 meters we where at the confluence point.
The area is mostly grass and pretty flat. Pictures where taken and we headed back to the car and a short drive to find a place to eat and a hotel. We found both in the city of Ticul, also very nice to visit.

Weather on saturday was rainy and overcast, this made us take the 'Convent Route' option. A highly recommended tour.


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