Crowne Plaza Hotel Villahermosa
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If I was to tell you I was looking forward to getting on a bus for 4 hours in Mexico, from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas to Villahermosa, Tabasco, you would think I was crazy. You're probably thinking; chickens and other undomesticated animals, screaming babies wrapped in colorful blankets hanging off the backs of their mothers, soldiers with automatic …
... bus) to the Mayan ruins just out of town. We are there about 11am and are the only people bar another couple here. The museum is interesting and the ruins really large and amazing . They are made with bricks unlike other Mayan structures because they located in an alluvial plain there are no limestone or rocks to carve so they used a mixture of oystershells burnt to get the calcium and mixed it with sand and water to make mortar to hold the ...
... jungle, the area is called El Panchen, in the dark it just looks like tropical rain forest with a few lights from huts, but the sounds of Reggae music through the forest reveal a thriving traveller hang out of cheap cabanas (and a couple of tree houses) amoung the trees and a couple of restaurants and campgrounds with the smell of aromatic herbs eminating from the VW bus with the flowers and peace signs on the side.
... and shows us a magazine from the pile he's reading on the End of the World. We get amazing street tacos for lunch (including ones which seem to be just pure fat!) and visit a zoo/park/museum to see some Olmec heads and crocodiles. We see some papier mache Nativity scenes, buy some much needed clothes and Ben finally ditches his boots which now have holes in the ...
... except for one museum which has an important piece of the Mayan calendar from a no longer existent ruin. And unfortunately that piece is in their underground storage which isn't accessible to the public.
So today I'm checking into Choco Hotel and first thing in the morning grabbing a bus to Palenque. But right now I'm in flight to Villahermosa and am aching for ...
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