The Pure Innocence of Children
I want to start this article off on a lighter note. I wanna talk about “kids”: they are so awesome and precious!
I remember the day I gave my two-year-old little brother a Skittle for the 1st time. It was as if his world lit up! I could literally see his brain processing this new flavor (aka sugar) in his head, I laughed so hard that day! This stands out to me because I was able to give him that new experience and I have the power to provide more on a larger scale.
I am 25 now and I look at children totally differently since I was 15. Although I do not desire children yet – I do wish to replicate the bond I share with my brothers and pass that to my children.
The Children of Mexico
Romain, just like myself, loves children. The 1st photo above, he captured.
Seeing the kids outside playing, we jumped on the opportunity to take photos of them together.
Have a look for yourself with this video:
Just around the corner we found more children playing and captured more photographs:These are small moments in time, but these moments provide you with a larger view of life and its true meaning.
As a kid, your parents would always tell you the cliché saying “I was a kid once” AND YOU NEVER BELIEVED THEM! Cause you were small and they were big and you hated them for being bigger than you and telling you what to do!
As a child, you are constrained and stuck in the perspective of “kid to adult” so it is nice to now be an adult and look at the world through the lens of “adult to kid.”
Quick History of Coba
The Coba Mayan ruins were built in early 300-600 A.D. Coba contains 43 structures of courtyards, grand ballrooms, private room and three ball courts. It is estimated that they had a peak population of over 50,000 citizens. Here we found many tall stone carved monuments, called stelae; a few represented women, inferring that the city had many female rulers.
The ball courts on site were used to play a traditional Mayan ball game called ōllamaliztli. The object of the game was to bounce a rubber ball through a stone ring using your hips.
Quick Tips When Arriving
We suggest you get there early for two reasons:
Also, make sure you’re in-shape: remember this was a city. Traveling from ruin to ruin can be quite tiresome. Romain and I decided to run from place to place, plus we needed to burn off all those calories from the all-you-can-eat buffet we had earlier in the day. But if you don’t like running they do have bikes you can rent or hire a bike taxi. Lastly, wear running/hiking shoes as well.
Coba’s largest pyramid is called Ixmoja, with 120 stone steps and it is 42 meters tall (138 feet). A great place not only to enjoy the view but also to get some great photos.
On my climb up Ixmoja, I was meeting other travelers from Cyprus and Argentina. For some reason my brain correlated journey up Ixmoja with “The Journey of Life”.
And I write this not only for myself but for anyone who reads this and feels life isn’t going in the right direction. Life is hard, YES, it is! You will be rejected by that job, denied by that girl or boy, family members will pass, you will experience injuries with disabilities, but you have to keep going!
The other option is to quit, but you know that’s not in your DNA, right?
Not going to lie, going up the pyramid was tough, 120 steps is tough, but the only way to climb a mountain is to put 1 foot in front of the other and avoid the path of least resistance.
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