City Express Tuxtla Gutierrez
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... basically a long but thin brown river that is cut through a beautiful mountain and cliff region. It's really breathtaking, the tour goes for about half an hour and along the way a guide talks, but due to only speaking Spanish we couldn't pick up much. We did see a crocodile on the bank of the river at the start of the tour just laying out in the sun, he was pretty big, when the guide spoke about the crocodile he mentioned Australia, from what I could tell he was saying the crocs ...
... was the manager to be in some photos that I assume would be for a website or flyer advertising the hotel, I accepted and sat with the manager and another couple around the kitchen area of the hotel chatting while a photographer took lots of pictures, also later while Bobbie and I were on our phones using the wifi on a couch in the foyer outside our room and the photographer walked past and took a few sneaky shots of us. Didn't do much else that ...
... Spent the morning walking around, it's a small walkable city with lots of travelers (close to Guat border). I got some orange juice ( fresh squeezed) 40 cents and sat in the park and got my shoes polished. I just love getting them polished its relaxing and I practice my Spanish win win. San Cristobal is a nice old city with lots of charm, similar to Oaxaca. I peeped my bike the night before, because tomorrow was a border crossing and who knows what to ...
The ruins go on and on, with much of it well reconstructed. I won't go into huge detail (I have included some pictures below), but I will just say that they were by far the most impressive Mayan ruins I have seen!
From Palenque, the bus headed to Misol-Ha, an impressive waterfall in a nice jungle setting. There wasn't much more to it though.
Much more special were the turquoise cascades of Agua Azul. I ...
... with wooden sculptures of the saints, each in their own box and bearing a mirror to deflect evil spirits. Apparently the saints are turned towards the wall if they didn't answer prayers. In front of each saint is a small table that has more candles and on which offerings are left. Food stuffs are common but it's the Coca Cola bottles that stand out. Once the drink has been blessed, the person drinks it. They apparently believe that the resultant ...