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Onto the bus for 4hrs to the Agua Azul (water falls) a fall 7kms long but the first section is spectacular. The higher you go it is only soft rapids. Local sellers are set up along the way so you have to continually say no gracious.
Had a very nice lunch here of grilled telapia caught in the river.
then onto the next water fall Misha-ha. Not as long but still spectacular. ...
... over on the price of the hotel (which was already the top of our budget) by booking.com and had to pay a load of tax that they'd failed to mention before. Luckily all money here is Monopoly money so it didn't matter too much, but it still annoyed me. The hotel is pretty sweet though, so not the end of the world.
We wandered around for a bit and then grabbed some dinner at a little place down the road from the hotel. It ws really ...
... many other backpackers so that was nice too.
Palenque was a very cool place, and we had now arrived into very thick jungle on the edge of the Yucatan and not far from the borders to Guatemala. The ruins were wonderful and quite different from Mont Alban which is very polished and well presented. The temples of Palenque are more like Angkor Wat in Cambodia - largely reclaimed by nature and sprawling with huge trees and wildlife. It makes for ...
... I was advised by Peregrine about this change to the itinerary prior to leaving Australia. However, when we arrived in Palenque we found that tours were still departing from Palenque for these waterfalls. But not us! Cheryl and I tried to join one of these tours but they were all booked out.
We are definitely in the tropics - it's hot and humid and there are lots of tropical fruit trees.
Meals have become more expensive since ...
... as all I had all day were snacks, especially as I had been on the move for the last eleven hours.
My intial impression of Palenque was 'goldrush town'. Everything looked bright and glittery, very loud with a lot of people out shopping for a Saturday eveninig, but I was too tired to really notice. Even after one cerveza, I headed back to relax and allow myself to rest up before tomorrow.
The odd thing is with travel, you tend to develop ...