Tomb of the Kings

posted Dec 1, 2010, 12:04 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 15, 2010, 10:30 PM by Darren Cannell ]
We had roughly 2 hours of sunlight left here on the island and the Tomb of the Kings was only 2 kms away.  The sun goes down at 5 pm in November so time was of the essence.  We hopped back in the car and paid our 1.70 Euro per adult for our ticket to get in.  Wow, this was where the wealthy went out in style.  Technically there are no Kings buried here just the people who lived like them.  We found the 8 main tombs but there are a multitude of others in the acres of area overlooking the sea.  It is a great resting place.
These tombs were grand with frescos, mosaics, grand pillar courtrooms and huge caverns.  There are still many that have not been properly excavated.  I found this place truly invigorating to explore and Dax and I were just buzzing and did not want to leave but the place closes at 5 pm but no on ushers you off property you are just allowed to leave when you are good and ready.  It would be dangerous in the dark falling into 2 and 3 story caverns, so we left.  Dax was already asking to come back again.  Darren not so much, he kind of looks at things and thinks just a bunch of old rocks and when can I get back to my computer.

When we got back to the resort we were greeted by the ever-present cat brigade and one or two new ones comes out for a greeting and then our cat escort took us back to our unit.  They are content to sit on our window sil most of the night to watch us cook and generally hang out as a family.  Dax only wants to take home 3 of the cats.  If I was a cat person and these guys are turning me into one and if I was not really allergic to them, I would probably take home the same 3 as well.  They are quite endearing and are craving love and attention.  With Dax and I missing Cuba our poodle so much the cats are making a pleasant and different temporary substitute.