Hotel Tierra y Cielo
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... famous Mayan ruins, Chitzen Itza. Our second day in Valladolid, was what we later called 'Black Friday”, we try to work on a tight budget, hitch hiking, street food, cheap accommodation and paying for as little as possible, not so much on Black Friday. It started with a minibus taxi ride to the Mayan ruins Ek Balam instead of our normal hitch hiking or local bus, next we paid entrance fee instead of struggling through the dense jungle until we ‘stumble on to ...
... but it wasn't that hard: Like most small towns, you just look for the church and find the main square. Asking a local or two doesn't hurt, either. I stood out quite a bit, since I don't get the sense that Arriaga gets very many tourists, and it's kind of hard to blend in when you're pale as a ghost and don't speak much Spanish. But everyone we met was friendly, and we found a local cafe, where Milton ordered up some lunch and fancy ice cream ...
... I was in town with my 'I love feet' tshirt... (see previous posts for that reference!) We enjoyed an extraordinarily cheap meal of tacos- not the crispy tex mex kind but the real authentic kind which are made of corn, about the size of your palm and are soft like an M&S wrap. I had 5 of those with beef for about 3 quid! The next day was to the Palenque Mayan ruins. If Chichen Itza was magnificent then these were just astounding. ...
... before being drunk. David was offered some to taste and that should have been the warning that it wasn't water. It wasn't a nice tequila either, it must have been some locally brewed spirit and it had a kick to it (the Coke was probably to help it stay down). It tasted bad but not bad enough for David not to have a second mouthful. Maria, probably more sensibly, politely turned down the offer.
It was also a ...
... the mountains rather than the border gate on the south coast where the sticky temperatures and crush of traffic would be liable to leave the border officers grumpy.
The first part of the plan went well. We cruised down from the highlands on Mex 190 one of the best sweeper roads we have ridden (anywhere) with hundreds of bends of excellent radius, a good surface and not a hairpin to be found. We stopped at Jalapa for fuel and an artificial coffee. It ...