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... our guide, didn't say a word about where we were going or, indeed, about anything at all.
We stopped at a crowded roadside breakfast buffet to eat, and continued on another hour or so to the national park entrance. The guy-who-wasn't-a-guide took our lunch orders with a little translation help from the couple from Monterrey, and then we all got onto a small covered boat on the river.
The ruins at the ...
... amazing and in part untouched murals were covered with limestone and were found by water leaking through walls which then enabled the fresco to be seen. The Lacandon people don't condone the Americans telling the world about this site and are highly protective of it.
Bonampak has 3 small temples and 3 Stalagmites in the main plaza. The magnificent feature of the site are without doubt the views and the fresco's.
We meander back to the bus and ...
We wait for the minivan to pick us up at 5am in front of our guesthouse in San Cristobal. It's cold. We are getting on an organized day tour that will take us to two waterfalls and finally to the ancient Maya site, Palenque, where we would sleep that night.
The road down from San Cristobal de Las Casas is small – our driver tells us that in 400 speed bumps and 2000 bends we would arrive in Palenque. ...
... tonight. The rains have hit and its bucketing down, we let the rains subside before heading out.
We head over to the friendly Chely’s first where I have my first coffee in Mexico and its pretty good. The bartender even made it look pretty. Hinesh has his Bohemia Claro beer and together we look for our new home in San Cristobal. We decide to go with Airbnb again and fingers crossed that this private room will have a door in the bathroom. We have a ...
... toilet and basin was full of sick! The water was obviously not working so the responsible parties could not have cleaned it! I scuttled back to my seat, mortified that the smell wasn't going to go away and we still have 2 hours left to go! Everyone had shirts tied around their faces! When we arrived in San Cristobal that evening we have never been so happy to be off a bus! What an ordeal, from now on we're only sitting at the front of a bus!