Holiday Inn Express Ciudad del Carmen
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... in the trees outside! There's a central "hut" which acts as a bar/lounge/restaurant and rooms off. At the back there is a large lake, beyond which is a "natural" swimming pool area. We've seen the monkeys, some interesting birds, a large lizard (on the side of our pool) and the small (c1m) crocodile which lives in the lake. We had a lazy day enjoying the pool, the tranquillity and our books, winding up with a massage at 4pm. Heaven.
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... spray paint our car. We were handed a receipt to show that we had paid and they pulled the blocks out of the road and off we went. It was a scary moment when all the men were trying to negotiate a price to pass, there is no police out in these small communities so they can basically do as they please. We had a little girl hanging onto the side of the car demanding pesos from us even though we had already given her $5 (which seems like it's not a lot but if we give money to ...
... to observe their traditional way of life. Very enthusiastic family. Had a Catholic altar with the odd pagan god thrown in for good measure.
Then onto more Mayan ruins at Uxmal.
Again we were amazed at the expertise, the architecture and the knowledge of these people.
ended the day in Merida.
just about ruined!!!!
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... taking pictures. The kind pakale lived there, and the temple of inscriptions was where the red queen (his mother) was buried. It was cool because they were the first in meso america to use sarcophaguses! We then dilly-dallied for ages, not keen on that part. Then went back to the hotel to prepare quickly for the waterfall! We went to the supermarket to get picnic supplies and then drove half an hour to the waterfall and had lunch. BBQ chicken rolls ...
... we headed off straight away to the nearby Maya ruins. Although pretty tired, we knew it's best to visit ruins early in the morning before the heat and the tourists, so we just sucked it up and headed up there via a collectivo (small local van). Now we have seen plenty of Mayan ruins since being in Central America, but we were still blown away by the ones in Palenque. I felt a bit like Indiana Jones who was uncovering an ancient civilisation in the jungle! It was ...