BEST WESTERN Maya Palenque
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... familiar - pretty colonial towns, villages, markets and plenty of ruins so we decided to skip some and focus on big ruins and getting some distance behind us.
We did something a bit mental. We took two overnight buses, back to back, stopping at some ruins in between. And actually, it worked pretty well!
Edd and I are officially ridiculously low maintains now, and frankly can sleep better on an air conditioned coach than in a ...
... awaiting car and a short journey to the local bus station. It wasn't yet midday, but the next bus wasn't until 2pm, so I settled down to read my book and waited.
The bus was mothing more than a minivan and loaded up with around a dozen locals, we set off for the 90 or so miles to Palenque.
And on proper tarmac roads.
However the one thing the Mexicans are obsessed about is road speed and on every single ...
Visited the UNESCO listed Mayan archeological site of Palenque located in the middle of this dense rainforest. Only a fraction of the buildings have been restored from the incursion of the rainforest. It was our first wet day and we walked through rain all morning. The mist hanging over the rainforest provided the back drop to the ruins. We were able to climb up and into the structures. It was challenging doing the stairs as the ...
... English explanations on the plaques, so we could get some info about what we were seeing.
Yaxchilan was a huge Mayan city, and much of it was remarkably well preserved. There were over seventy buildings at the site and of course we couldn't see everything, but we focused on the main plaza.
The first ruin was a sort of dark labyrinth. We used phones and flashlights to navigate it, and we all jumped a bit at the enormous spiders and ...
... way back to Chan Kah for some well deserved rest time or rather make that cocktail time and swim time!
We really enjoy our moments of relaxation as there have been so few.
Far too soon it is time to get ready for dinner and inspection at Villa Mercedes.
Upon returning to Chan-Kah we have a bit of a farewell drink for Lillian who leaves us in the morning. This group is really fantastic and we enjoy sitting around laughing and joking again.