Next stop in the journey (after Mexico City) was Yucatan Peninsula. Our base was Merida, a very beautiful city with old, colonial houses. Some of them were remade into hotels, some were abandoned, but you could see the their former glory. There were also many newer buildings inspired by Mayan culture and art. There we rented a car and traveled in all directions – we went to the Gulf of Mexico, where I saw a living starfish for the first time in my life; to the “Yellow City” Izamal, where almost all buildings are painted yellow; to small, but nice town Valladolid and to Mayan ruins – Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (now I’ve visited two from the list) and Uxmal, a less known, but actually more beautiful ruins. Returning from Uxmal, we stumbled upon Hacienda Yaxcopoil. To be honest, if you want to visit Mexico, you should definitely go there instead of Mexico City. It’s calmer, more beautiful, cheaper and people are really, really nice there.