When I chose our excursion in Cozumel, I wasn’t really thinking. For me, I was excited about the prospect of touring the Mayan Ruins. What history! What amazing photographs I would capture!
I forgot about my mom.
My mom doesn’t share the same excitement and passion for history as I do. She appreciates it, but it isn’t something she seeks out. While I am the quintessential auditory/visual learner, she is tactile/kinesthetic to a tee. She can barely sit still in a church service or spend a day at home doing nothing but watching TV and reading. She likes to keep her body moving and doing something involving touch and feel. So touring an old historic site of which she had no interest in? Not the best idea.
I enjoyed it and loved listening to the passion in the tour guides’ voices as they explained different monuments and what they meant to the Mayan people. Before the tour, I had known a bit about the Mayans and I’m not sure if I learned anything new, but it was pretty inspiring to be at the archeological site and hear about the ways they lived and the customs they kept.
We spent about 45 minutes to an hour at this place, 30 minutes being the tour, and another 15 minutes allowed for us to look around (there was some shopping at the site) and take pictures. I also held an iguana on my arm and a bird on my head, but it cost $5 just to take pictures of it from my own camera (!) so you’ll just have to take my word for it.