by Regin Reyno
Day 7, November 14, 2019.
4th leg: Cancun and Piste, Mexico
My alarm sounded at 4:00 am. I really wanted to have more sleep after days of traveling and having a few hours of sleep. But, that day was one of the most important days on my around-the-world-journey. I was about to explore one of my ultimate dream destinations; Chichen Itza.
Chichen Itza, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, is a place I’ve been longing to visit. I’ve watched documentaries about this place countless times. I dream that one day, I’ll be exploring this mysterious place. And that day was the day that dream became a reality.
After a warm shower at my lovely hotel; Hotel Chichen Itza-which by the way-was my best hotel on this journey, I headed to the lobby where a car was waiting to take me to the famous site. Together with another traveler from India, we departed at around 4:45 am, hoping to be at the site at 5am. It was Chichen Itza Sunrise Tour. We will be exploring Chichen Itza before it officially opens to the public. Which means, no annoying crowd, photo bombers, and vendors.