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... bothered with the changing combi malarkey so splashed out on a 1st class bus which was supposed to take a civilised 5 hours. However, due to the aforementioned road block, the bus had to take a huge detour and ended up taking 12 hours. It would be like driving from London to Bristol via Manchester. Not fun. There were quite a few tourists on the bus who didn't understand what was happening, so Daisy had to do an ...
... soaked, the volume of water was just crazy!! There was a change in plan as to which waterfall we were visiting next due to Mexicans holding a protest and our guide didn't want us to be taken hostage!! By the time we arrived it had stopped raining but still no sunshine!! This waterfall again was impressive, we even swam in this one, it was a tiny bit chilly to say the least, but extremely refreshing!!
Fingers crossed for sunshine in the next stop which is ...
... including examples of engraved stucco and a huge sarcophagus recently discovered deep in the bowels of the temple. Probably the highlight of our tour to date. Have a new favourite lunch Quesadillas (melted cheese filled tortillas) with Guacamole dip with corn chips. Another trivia note- the cone shaped heads of the Mayan nobility were achieved by placing wooden splints on the babies head for several months after they were ...
... and tourism (30percent of income). Produce ranges from from tropical fruits to Palm oil plantations. We also saw some grazing of cattle, the land belonging to absentee landlords. Unlike Asia you drive for quite a ways without any sign of human habitation, particularly in Chiapas. Although a tourist town Palenque is a relatively poor area. Population are predominantly Mayan. Our hotel fortunately isn't too ...
The return boat ride felt good after all that walking. We had a basic lunch at the onsite restaurant, and the piled back into the van to head to the day's second site.
A van ride and a shuttle ride took us to Bonampak, the second of the two sites for today. Much smaller and more compact than Yaxchilan, Bonampak is famous for the remarkably well preserved rock art and paintings inside the ruins. It was ...