Thursday Travels

We love to travel – overseas, interstate and all around our local area.

We’ve collected a LOT of photos documenting these journeys.

The aim of this new meme is to highlight the best ones.

One at a time.

Some easy to follow rules:

  • Pick just ONE photo that shows something unique, unusual or quintessential about your travels.
  • You can label it, write a story or do a travelogue piece about your photo if you so desire.
  • These photos are about the place, the environment (man-made or natural), panoramas, macros – whatever captures your eye.
  • All photos must be your own.
  • NO selfies or family pics please.

We’re all about the scenery at Thursday Travels!

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One of the features in Chichen Itza Archaeological zone that fascinated us were the old roads (sacbé). A thousand years ago these roads were the main thoroughfares through the area. It is one of the places were the passing of time hits you with full force. As one part of your mind can picture the thousands of people who have walked this road before you, another part sees the decay and the cold, hard evidence of a once great civilisation, gone for good.

Sacbé comes from the Mayan words sac (white) and (road). It is a straight road that can be from 4 to 20 meters wide and up to 300 km long. A sacbé is usually elevated, about one metre above ground level and paved with sascab (limestone sand). Larger stones lined one side of the road whilst smaller pavers were placed in the middle. It is thought that the Mayan’s made the roads white to help with night time travel.

Add your link below if you’d like to share your very own #ThursdayTravels pics.

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