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Travel 52 Challenge – Postcard 2: Aztlan – Aztec Island

2013 10 20 Aztec Island - Temple

Experiencing a burst of energy I decided to satisfy my inner Indiana Jones for this weeks Travel 52 Challenge Postcard. Having remembered visiting an Aztec themed sim years ago I delved into search. With the backpack suitably packed and Yancuic Aztlan – Aztec Island the top entry, it was time for a jungle adventure.

“Explore the mysterious  island of Aztlan, hike and watch Mexican  wildlife, dive in the lagoon. Treasure hunt: be brave and curious to win the Quetzal Quest. Visit the Temple: click for links to Nahua mythology and culture. Guided tour. Prehispanic music.”

2013 10 20 Aztec Island - Warrior

Upon arrival you receive the notice about a quest to complete. This quest is not just a simple find and click. There is an order to the clues and you must follow precisely what they ask. If it says sit, you must sit.

2013 10 20 Axtec Island - Quetzal bird

You cannot just cam around and find the Quetzal birds to pick up the feathers, it simply won’t work. The quest was designed to encourage visitors to explore and discover all the features of the island so your feet have to do the walking.

2013 10 20 Axtec Island - Animal

As you wander around the island you notice the attention to detail that has gone into creating this jungle paradise. The amount of wildlife on display is amazing. You will come face to face with everything from very tiny bugs and beautiful butterflies to larger beasts such as bears and carnivores.

2013 10 20 Axtec Island - Animal 2

From the calls of the many birds to the tremendous waterfalls. To the wetlands with resident alligator and over grown paths lined with ferns and palms. The landscaping immerses you deep within the tropical scenery.

2013 10 12 PB - Aztec Island - Wetlands

I was fortunate to find the sim owner online at the time of my visit who was kind enough to give me a guided tour of the hidden parts of the island. He shared his love of Aztec history and culture. How he endeavours to create not just a beautiful place for people to visit but also a place which can educate those about the Aztec people. (An example of this is found within the temple where you can click on paintings of the many gods to gain more information via notecards and web links.)

2013 10 12 Aztec Island - chance meeting

My suggestions when visiting Aztec island.

* Take the short guided tour found at the base of the great temple.

* Pop over to the adjacent sim Blaise Rush and get on the GTS mini sub for a guided tour of the hidden underwater paradise of Aztec Island.

* Find a priest and maybe get sacrificed!

* Wander the paths, find the treasure and enjoy jungle life.

2013 10 12 Aztec Island - Owner

Owner of Aztec Island, Mixtli Ahuitzotl Cuauhtemoctzin (eiderkhan.larkham)

Landmark:  Yancuic Aztlan – Aztec Island

(http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blaises%20rush/217/146/40)

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to particpate in the Travel 52 Challenge.  Click here for more details.
Credits:
Hair: Maitreya Ymre II – Almond
Dress: e! Safari Dress (Burnt Orange)
Shoes: Hoorenbeek – Patagonia – Women – Burnt Orange
Jewellery:
necklace: +Half-Deer+ Wooden Savannah Necklace (Elephant)
bracelet: League – Wanderer Bracelet -Wrist (6 Strands)
Ring: PM – Noble Ring in Walnut – JF2011 Gift
Backpack: Cabin Fever pack by Madcow Cosmos
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10 comments on “Travel 52 Challenge – Postcard 2: Aztlan – Aztec Island

  1. Dremmy
    October 21, 2013

    Wow, this looks very interesting. What a good find PB.

    • purplebutterflylykin
      October 22, 2013

      Really is an interesting place to wander around and just enjoy the nature if nothing else.

  2. Trav
    October 21, 2013

    Hey ya girl. You really did good on this one. Must be a really cool place to visit and the photos are amazing. As always your stuff is wonderful. Hugs

    • purplebutterflylykin
      October 22, 2013

      Thanks Trav for your wonderful comments. The wildlife just made me grab the camera and try to show everyone just a little bit of this wonderful place.

  3. Bumblebee
    October 22, 2013

    enjoyed your tour tremendously! “you rock the hat!”

    • purplebutterflylykin
      October 22, 2013

      I’m lovin’ the hat especially when I go out exploring!

  4. Cougar Sangria
    October 22, 2013

    ooooooh a Quest! Sounds like fun. Great Post!

    • purplebutterflylykin
      October 22, 2013

      The quest is difficult but at the same time a lot of fun and certainly educational. I’m only half way but have learnt so much.

      • Cougar Sangria
        October 22, 2013

        See that is what I like…learning 🙂

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