Hotel Canada Internacional
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... the occasional roadkill and the only thing paying any attention were the black vultures which gathered for lunch. The only other passenger was a French chap who was one of those annoying types that can speak about five languages. Annoying is probably an unfair description as he was a pleasant fellow, but his skill at languages just annoyed me. Mainly because of my ignorance in that field.
The Guatemalan border post appeared in the middle of a ...
Another brutally early morning wakeup today, for a daytrip into the remote parts of the Chiapas jungle to see more Mayan ruins.
Indy 500 Palenque
After some confusion where the non-English speaking guide tried to ascertain if we were indeed the group who booked, and us non-Spanish speaking tourists tried to figure out if this was indeed our tour, we set out in yet another sprinter van. We picked up two other couples in Palenque town, ...
... East and west which were identified by their natural colours and markings.
Yellow tree - east
Red - west
Black tree - south
White - north
Then there is the sacred tree in the 5th cardinal position which is green.
Here, in the forests the worlds are represented in nature.
The tree canopy is the upper world. The Roots to underworld. The Trunk is the human world.
Here, in this spiritual, meaning filled ...
I was up at 7, and had my lovely breakfast after getting ready. Here you get coffee refills, fried eggs with fricoles and lots of bread rolls with jam or butter. I walked all the way to the ruins, which a 2.7KM uphill trek and it was piping hot. Along the way, I met up with two American teachers from Virginia, who had been on my bus, and we walked together until their tour bus found them (some kind of mix up). When I got to the ticket office sweat was pouring off ...
... the 600 peso tour, in favour of saving a bit of cash. I’m sure I’m going to see plenty of jungles and villages over the next 5 months anyway. Instead, I opted for a largely cultural afternoon, consisting of sunbathing by the pool, watching Holland vs Argentina in the World Cup. Semi-final, and beer. We even befriended an old German guy for a bit. He was a bone doctor or something,
When, eventually at around 7pm, the rest of the group came back from ...