I did it!! I figured out how to post videos!!!
Warning: These are my first attempts at video, so please bear with the occasional bobbles and shakes.
These videos were taken in Xcaret, an eco-park outside Cancun, Mexico. This beautiful place is dedicated to preserving and sharing Mexican history and culture through archaeological finds, lush gardens, and performances portraying Mayan dances and traditions.
My favorite event of the day was when five men in brilliantly colored traditional garb came bowing and dancing into the dusty arena.
Aren’t their headdresses fabulous?! As their dance came to an end, they took turns clambering up a towering pole with no ropes, harnesses or nets to keep them from plummeting to the ground.
If that wasn’t enough, one chap stood on top of the pole as it began to spin, playing an instrument as his companions did this:
Needless to say, I was agog. I am scared spitless of heights, and can imagine few more terrifying prospects than leaping headfirst from a lofty perch held only by a rope lashed around my waist. Yipes!
They went on to amaze us even further by their intricate dance steps and this little number:
Those fellows deserved every clap, whoop and holler they got. It was a jolly treat from my hosts at Royal Holiday and I loved every minute of it. If you’d like to see more video from my trip to Cancun and Xcaret, click here to subscribe to my YouTube channel.
So what scares you? Heights? Small spaces? Sharks?