The swine have struck. We were turned back at the gates of Chichen Itza at 8am this morning. According to the man at the gate, the site and all other archaeological sites in the Yucatan are closed indefinitely, by order of the Ministry of Health, as part of measures to reduce the spread of swine flu. In hindsight, this may not have been one of our better-timed vacations.
The question of the day has now changed from
“Which imposing Mayan ruin shall we see next?” to
“I wonder if our return flight has been cancelled yet?”