The Difference a Letter Makes

Viveka was laughing at a picture on Facebook of a grocery store advertising ‘Large White Beans’ (in Swedish). But they had added an extra letter to ‘beans’, which then made it ‘Large White Farmers’! Not sure what sales were like!

We were on our way to the Mayan ruin of Chichen Itza when Viveka asked why it was called ‘Chicken Itza’. Of course then I had to come up with a recipe for Chicken Itza – “take one pound of chicken breast strips, brown and pile into a pyramid shape for serving”.

Chichen Itza was fantastic, but much larger than Uxmal and closer to Cancun so more tourists (and vendors). We felt like princesses on our private tour. We had tried to find a group tour but they all left later in the morning, and I didn’t want a repeat of the heat at Uxmal! We left Merida at 7 am, drove 1 1/2 hours to get there, toured the site for 3 hours, and were back home at a decent time.

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