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Photos: I have been trying to upload photos via my tablet but it hasn't been working (this website isn't setup for a tablet user) so when I get access to (and time at) a real computer I will upload photos and add empty blogs that will update the map to all the places I have visited. Blog: I am sitting here in a very hot bus station in Palenque ( …
... 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 ...
... to Palenque. Along the way we are visiting the seldom visited and impressive highland Mayan ruins of Toniná. The road between San Cristobal and Tonina is very very windy and has about 300 speed bumps! Early on they are spaced very closely together and it's a very jostling and somewhat uncomfortable ride. We stop after about an hour or so for a toilet stop and snacks and to recover from the bumps!
There are 120 municipalities in Chiapas and ...
... a tall waterfall which seeps through the limestone cliff above. You can walk behind the main fall. We eat some delicious Quesadillas with avocado, shrimps. After another hour in the minivan, the road finally straightens out as we reach the bottom of the mountains and we immediately hit dense jungle.
Entering the site of Palenque at 2pm is tough. It’s around 40 degrees and being ...
... started to get up and salsa to this music. One man in particular was Mr Suave. He was an older type dancing with younger ladies but he knew how to move for his age. Hinesh was in awe ha ha ha. Finally, a bit after 11pm the fire show came on. The bongo drums provided the soundtrack and we were entertained by two girls and a guy playing with fire (literally). The fire was spun in what looked like chains and in the dark it looked pretty cool, worth the 2.5 hour dinner and drinks ...