You Can Reach The Top : From The Ruins of Ek Balam

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The last place we've visited on our Yucatan Day tour is at Ek Balam "The City of the Black Jaguar". 

mayan ruins ek balam
mayan ruins ek balam

The most striking building on this site is the Acropolis, pictured above. It features ornate carvings and a wall painting which conveys a mythological scene interpreted as the origin of death.

On the way up, you'll find archeologists doing restoration work of what has been.

mayan ruins ek balam

THE CLIMB

Don't sing Miley's song just yet. :D When our tour guide, Pablo from Yalku Tours -- amazing tour service by the way, told us that we can climb up at the Acropolis, I was like, "Bring it on!" Reaching midway I started to get cold feet. The stairs are really steep and wide. I felt giddy looking down and had to securely steady myself on my way to the top. I'm not necessarily afraid of heights but I'm afraid to fall. If that makes any sense. :D

Will you allow fear to stop you from reaching the top?

Almost. The view midway is already great but you'll get a clearer and more beautiful vantage point of the ruins and the surrounding forest on top. 

Come one, you're almost there! Don't let fear paralyze you. I understand it can be overwhelming especially when it feels like it's still afar off. Hey, just focus on the next step ahead. One step up at a time and don't look back. You can do it! 

mayan ruins ek balam
Cold Shoulder Floral Crepe Top  /  Flower print mini skirt  /  Gradient Square Sunglasses

Okay, I may look deceptively relaxed on the photo above but my legs are actually shaking. I'm really glad we were able to climb up the ruins of Ek Balam because you can no longer do it at Chichen Itza. And my tongue always mispronounces it with the word 'chicken'. What's wrong with me?

mayan ruins ek balam

The climb maybe challenging, but going down is equally the same. Mind you, there are no rails. I gave a sigh of relief the moment my feet touched the ground. Yay, I've made it!

Had I allowed fear to take hold of me, I would have missed the beautiful sight that awaits me on top. A view fit for a king indeed! ;) You might want to check out what I wore while on tour from this link.



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