Edzna, Campeche, Mexico December 3, 2023
I was up bright and early and looking for the collectivo to go to Edzna before 7 am. Jorge had sent me a map showing me it was very close to Ambar House where I’m staying but that seemed a rather obscure place to have a combi so I went to the main road. The market was already hopping-
After asking around a bit, I was directed to the spot where I should have gone to begin with, about 150 meters from where I’m staying. I got the last seat in the van-
and at 7 sharp, we were on our way.
The land is completely covered with vegetation whether it be fields of corn-
or trees, grasses and vines-
I bet the food is delicious-
These damn topes! They are everywhere and add literally hours to a long trip-
I walked into the Edzna Archaeological Site with a worker who unlocked the gate and for the first 30 minutes was by myself. Edzna was a Maya city where 25,000 people lived between 400-1000 AD. One of the most interesting facts is they had a year round water supply. There are many such sites throughout Mexico and Central America.
It is very small but interesting just the same. After paying 90 pesos ($7) it’s a bit of a walk-
to get to the site. The first structure is stadium seating for the game of pelota which is like soccer; played with a large rubber ball and players wear protectors on the waist and knees . The ball could be hit with any part of the body except the hands and arms. -