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Chichen Itza - Mexico 

Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza is the most visited, and the largest of the Mayan archaeological sites in Mexico. It is an easy day trip from Cancun. For over 1000 years, the city was an important place of pilgrimage for the Mayan people.

The most recognisable structure in the ancient city is the El Castillo. Also known as the Temple of Kukulcan, the temple is a Meso-American step pyramid, believed to have been built sometime between the 9th and 12th centuries. Stairs lead up all four sides of the pyramide, to the temple at the top. Statues of Serpents run along the balustrades of the staircases. Each side of the temple has 91 steps. When added together with the final step at the top, where the temple sits, the total number of stairs adds up to 365, equal to the number of days in the Mayan calendar. 

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Centralia, Pennsylvania
Population: 10

“Analysts disagree about the specific cause of the Centralia fire. Writer David Dekok concluded that it started incident to cleanup of the town landfill. In May 1962, the Centralia Borough Council hired five members of the volunteer fire company to clean up the town landfill, located in an abandoned strip-mine pit next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery just outside the borough limits. This had been done prior to Memorial Day in previous years when the landfill was in a different location.

On May 27, 1962, the firefighters, as they had in the past, set the dump on fire and let it burn for some time. Unlike in previous years, however, the fire was not fully extinguished. An unsealed opening in the pit allowed the fire to enter the labyrinth of abandoned coal mines beneath Centralia.  According to a legend, the Bast Colliery coal fire of 1932 was never fully extinguished. In 1962, it reached the landfill area.

Few homes remain standing in Centralia. Most of the abandoned buildings have been demolished by the Columbia County Redevelopment Authority or reclaimed by nature. At a casual glance, the area now appears to be a field with many paved streets running through it. Some areas are being filled with new-growth forest. The remaining church in the borough, St. Mary’s, holds weekly services on Sunday. It has not yet been directly affected by the fire. The town’s four cemeteries—including one on the hilltop that has smoke rising around and out of it—are maintained in good condition.”

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23|7 good morning lovelies💛after the worst week of my working life, i’m having a lazy saturday morning, reading, pampering myself & just enjoying the sunshine. i hope you all have a great weekend, rest up and recharge!! later on i’m planning on cooking something special for my boy so wish me luck🖖🏾