Hotel Maria Angelina
Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas
... to stay in Palenque (5 hours away). To paint a picture of this day, higlights included:
- Driving above the clouds through mountains of thick rainforest
- Swimming in a rock pool with a gigantic waterfall raining down
-Visiting a Mayan temple in the middle of the jungle. Ancient Bliss.
We finished off by sleeping in cabins in the middle of jungle. By far the best day of our trip. Bloody love Chiapas. Bloody love Mexico.
... off SC; hmm, it's only just after 2030.Decided to crack open the cappuccino mezcal. It does taste like Bailey's but with a difference. A couple of 2 ounce shots should help with sleep.
Fabian came back last night, having a chuckle at Brian on his phone and Greg, Sarki and moi on our computers in the hotel central square. Bagged out after 2200.
Dork of the day--Chang You the only tourist today to visit San Juan Chamula and not enter the church?
... places in most third world countries there a very picky with USD. Some places also want your passport to check details and we were having a few issues with this. In the end we did get pesos but it felt like a mission. By this point it was time for lunch where we ended up at the cocina where we were the previous day. Unfortunately for Subash the menu that we had the previous day was not the menu today so Subash couldn’t order that spinach soup that I had the previous day. However ...
... It was majestic.
Along the way we saw a couple of crocodiles, some spider monkeys, vultures and different types of birds.
Of course, the price we had to pay is roast under the merciless midday sun.
On the way back, we had a 1-hour stop in this town. Nothing really special for me, anyway. More church, but nothing extraordinary.
... the towers in the city wall and they were just going to do a sound a light show about the history of Campeche. So we took the opportunity and got two tickets. It was really interested and told the story of the lands of Campeche before they were inhabited, the times of the Mayas and then the taking over of the Spaniards. Really interesting and well worth the money.
The next day we had a bus to Palenque at 11 so we didn’t have time to see much more of Campeche. Maybe ...