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Mexico City sinks about 20 centimeters every year as it was originally build on a lake... This is the result
Mexico City sinks about 20 centimeters every year as it was originally build on a lake... This is the result
digging under the foundations to lift them,renovating decorations & setting up giant constructions inside
digging under the foundations to lift them,renovating decorations & setting up giant constructions inside
A study found that Mexico City is the preferred destination of religious tourists, largely because of this Basilica de Guadalupe
A study found that Mexico City is the preferred destination of religious tourists, largely because of this Basilica de Guadalupe
011 - Teotihuacan, a city that had about 200 000 habitants from 200BC until they all misteriously dissapeared around 700AD
011 - Teotihuacan, a city that had about 200 000 habitants from 200BC until they all misteriously dissapeared around 700AD
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011 - Teotihuacan, a city that had about 200 000 habitants from 200BC until they all misteriously dissapeared around 700AD
011 - Teotihuacan, a city that had about 200 000 habitants from 200BC until they all misteriously dissapeared around 700AD
A view from the 'Pyramid of the Sun' (2nd largest pyramid in the world), with the 'Pyramid of the Moon' & Avenue of the Dead
A view from the 'Pyramid of the Sun' (2nd largest pyramid in the world), with the 'Pyramid of the Moon' & Avenue of the Dead
013 - All names have been given by the Aztecs afterwards - but more to come,every hill hides another temple
013 - All names have been given by the Aztecs afterwards - but more to come,every hill hides another temple
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'Avenue of the Dead' because it was believed all platforms were tombs... Now they are known to be ceremonial platforms
'Avenue of the Dead' because it was believed all platforms were tombs... Now they are known to be ceremonial platforms
Monte Alban,excavated +-60 years ago had upto 17000 habitants between 300BC-900AD, after which the city suddently got abandoned
Monte Alban,excavated +-60 years ago had upto 17000 habitants between 300BC-900AD, after which the city suddently got abandoned
025 - A view from the North platform to the South platform, overlooking the plaza, a central square of +-300 by 200 meters large
025 - A view from the North platform to the South platform, overlooking the plaza, a central square of +-300 by 200 meters large
026 - Very impressive stairs leading to the South platform.jpg
026 - Very impressive stairs leading to the South platform.jpg
The arrow shaped building was used for astronomical observations in order to predict the seasons for their agriculture etc...
The arrow shaped building was used for astronomical observations in order to predict the seasons for their agriculture etc...
028 - The remains of temples and elite residences on the plaza.jpg
028 - The remains of temples and elite residences on the plaza.jpg
033 - A natural pool at +-1800meter! Only 2 places in the world where this exists, the other one is in Turkey.jpg
033 - A natural pool at +-1800meter! Only 2 places in the world where this exists, the other one is in Turkey.jpg
'Arbol del tule' has the widest trunk in the world,diameter +-11m.DNA tests (no kidding) have proven this is 1 tree only ;-)
'Arbol del tule' has the widest trunk in the world,diameter +-11m.DNA tests (no kidding) have proven this is 1 tree only ;-)
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051 - The pittoresk streets when strolling through Oaxaca.jpg
051 - The pittoresk streets when strolling through Oaxaca.jpg
047 - The incredibly popular Beetles are seen everywhere in Mexico due to the recently closed VW Beetle factory in Puebla
047 - The incredibly popular Beetles are seen everywhere in Mexico due to the recently closed VW Beetle factory in Puebla
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064 - The 15km long 'Laguna Manialtepec', not so much to do but bird watching - but beautiful surroundings.jpg
064 - The 15km long 'Laguna Manialtepec', not so much to do but bird watching - but beautiful surroundings.jpg
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063 - A pile of crocodiles ;-).jpg
063 - A pile of crocodiles ;-).jpg
mangroves in the laguna...
mangroves in the laguna...
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096 - A couple humpback whales...it's impressive if you're there, but obviously you don't see much more then this.jpg
096 - A couple humpback whales...it's impressive if you're there, but obviously you don't see much more then this.jpg
Jumping Mobula ray
Jumping Mobula ray
099 - Mazunte beach, one of the highlights of our journey.jpg
099 - Mazunte beach, one of the highlights of our journey.jpg
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104 - The coffee museum in San Cristobal.jpg
104 - The coffee museum in San Cristobal.jpg
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110 - The 'Cataratas de Agua Azul', which means 'waterfalls of blue water'... It sure was amazing.jpg
110 - The 'Cataratas de Agua Azul', which means 'waterfalls of blue water'... It sure was amazing.jpg
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115 - Palenque, a site build around 600AD by the Maya's.jpg
115 - Palenque, a site build around 600AD by the Maya's.jpg
117 - A view from on of the temples to the 'The Palace', a complex of about 5000m2.jpg
117 - A view from on of the temples to the 'The Palace', a complex of about 5000m2.jpg
 'Temple of the Inscriptions',build as funerary monument for 1 Maya king & holds inscriptions of 180 years of the city's history
'Temple of the Inscriptions',build as funerary monument for 1 Maya king & holds inscriptions of 180 years of the city's history
127 - Chitzen Itza, one of the 7 world wonders and a Maya city from the 6th to the 11th century.jpg
127 - Chitzen Itza, one of the 7 world wonders and a Maya city from the 6th to the 11th century.jpg
2 times in the year, the sun reveals a shadow that looks like the snake crawling down on the Temple of Kukulkan
2 times in the year, the sun reveals a shadow that looks like the snake crawling down on the Temple of Kukulkan
'Wall of Skulls', a structure where they displayed heads of their enemies who died in battle or were sacrificed
'Wall of Skulls', a structure where they displayed heads of their enemies who died in battle or were sacrificed
 The serpent is visible everywhere in Chitzen Itza, per the worshipped 'Feathered Serpent' God aka Quetzalcoatl ;-)
The serpent is visible everywhere in Chitzen Itza, per the worshipped 'Feathered Serpent' God aka Quetzalcoatl ;-)
140 - One of the many 'cenotes', which is like an underground well or lake.jpg
140 - One of the many 'cenotes', which is like an underground well or lake.jpg
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Southern part of Isla Mujeres.jpg
Southern part of Isla Mujeres.jpg
'Isla Hollbox'!
'Isla Hollbox'!
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150 - We walked for 5 hours and only saw 1 boat passing,didn't see anybody else on these amazing white beaches
150 - We walked for 5 hours and only saw 1 boat passing,didn't see anybody else on these amazing white beaches
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