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... with live music and large pink drinks with umbrellas in them. The rooms smell like sewage and the water pressure is iffy, but who cares? This feels like vacation.
We checked in, dumped our bags, and quickly reassembled for our afternoon visit to the highlight of the area: The Mayan ruins and temples of Palenque.
Spectacular Mayan ruins in the jungle
A short walk into the national park brought us to the entrance to ...
... it still has some authentic feel to it. Coffee, eggs etc - breakfast is pretty good!
Back on the bus it is a further 1 1/2 hour drive through the blue mountain reserve and we push on to Yaxchitlán which is first due to the clouds that spell afternoon rain which we are trying to avoid. Yaxchitlán is renowned for its ornamented building facades, roof combs and impressive stone lintels that depict battles and ceremonial events.
Yaxchitlán straddles ...
... my hotel too (internet and phone lines).
Palenque is an incredible place, and it goes alongside Chichen Itza as my favourite sites so far. Unusual things I saw were a spider with a very odd yellow head, a kind of exotic bug called a chicharra (see photo), and I thought it was rather odd that some of the folk selling touristy stuff decided that it would be a good idea to sell skulls; I wonder how many tourists have successfully tried to get those ...
... room and rest up to see the Palanque ruins tomorrow.
Day 2: we sleep in for a little bit after the early wake up calls for the past couple of days. We head to Don Muchos for desayuno and are again welcomed by the not so friendly wait staff. Maybe that’s what happens when your tip of 10% is compulsory, you don’t work for it. Hinesh has the eggs with ham and friojoles and I stick with my boring toast with jam. Once we have stocked up our energy ...
... Ed's was at the end of the road and as far into the jungle as you could go. We even managed to get the room furthest away from the track, so we were definately as far into the jungle as possible - the experience we were hoping for. The room was huge with windows on three of the walls, all protected by mozzie screens, so we were going to be able to listen to the sounds of the jungle too.
It was dark by the time we headed out for dinner ...