Hotel Plaza Palenque
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Headed out from Merida for an 8 hour drive to Palenque passing through the states of Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco and finally Chiapas. A long and relatively uninteresting drive although we passed along the Gulf of Mexico for a short period. We left the stunted rainforest of Yucatan, a product of being on poor limestone terrain to emerge in Chiapas close to a mountain range. This is a richer agricultural area (50 ...
... a tree had fallen across the road at 5:40. Rafael and the bus driver helped to chop it up and move it. Back to the hotel and we had nice warm showers and got dressed for dinner. We met at 7:30 for dinner and just went across the street to Maya Cañada again. I had vegetable burritos and Dylan had enchiladas palencanas. Back to the room and I packed up my stuff and did some blogging. Dylan attempted to upload some photos to Facebook with not much luck! We were off to bed about ...
With the detour it was about 3.30pm before we arrived at Jungle Palace, our accommodation in the rainforest. We're in a really cute little bungalow by the river that is accessed by a dubious, spiral staircase - it all adds to the charm I suppose!
With not much time left, we decided to chill at the restaurant for the rest of the day with some
drinks and our books. When our sangria arrived it was clear on ...
... here seem to hustle and bustle a lot more than the other places we have visited. The footpaths are very crowded and there is traffic in the one way calles around town.
After grabbing some essentials for our trip, we grab dinner at a place by the Plaza Grande, our waiter barely cracks a smile while we are there so no tip for him. I have pollo ala Mexicana (chicken) and Hinesh has pescado ajo (garlic fish). Hinesh wins tonight as his fish was very tasty. ...
... and a Palace that could be climbed and explored. The steps on these temples are not the same as you would expect at home either, each step would rise about 40cm so it was a serious workout for the legs getting up and down them all especially in the unforgiving heat. The views from the top were spectacular and well worth it though. The best overall view of the area was from a small modest looking Templo de la Cruz Foliada in the Group of the Crosses. ...