Rakshitsa's

Palenque, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Palenque

Buses and Blockades

A travel blog entry by mattmantle on Jul 08, 2014

... my bed, which was nice. That evening we had a few beers at the bar and played cards til about midnight. I came 2nd. I was robbed. As we were just about to go to bed, a guy with a flashlight turned up complaining that there was a snake in his roof, just chilling out. Apparently according to the handyman at the lodge it was poisonous. Cue a terrible nights sleep for me, alone, in my dark , potentially bug and snake ridden ...

Ancient Maya city

A travel blog entry by bulaska on Jan 05, 2014

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... fall and get really wet :-)

Agua Azul is a small town which has also cascades to offer. The difference is that they are much wider and longer than in Misol-Ha, you can walk along them for good half an hour. The water is really clear and blue (hence the name). You can also bathe there, unfortunately for us the day was incredibly rainy and foggy so we decided against swimming as we were already wet anyway ;)

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Ruins and waterfalls

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts on Dec 03, 2013

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... civilisation collapse around 900 AD, with the cities long deserted by the time the Spanish conquistadors arrived. Theories abound of famines, civil unrest or warfare, but no-one really knows. Mayan decendents still live in these areas though and all the handicrafts vendors are Mayan, carrying on some of the old traditions, including carrying things by forehead. Our guide also told us of Reina Roja (Red Queen) who is said to have been one of the few (and ...

Days 27 - 29 : pure madness!!!

A travel blog entry by ai_firestone on Oct 28, 2013

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... of bus break downs, rain down pours, stomach bugs, creepy crawlies, highway high jacks, being dropped at the Mexican boarder, & 2 1/2 hours on a very rutted dirt road. So- we started off by our bus driver bing half an hour late to pick us up. This pus us both in a great mood to begin with. We then spent the next couple hours driving like crazy around Mexican roads, overtaking people on blind corners (and meeting someone on one of those corners- so swerving like mad) to get to ...

Pakal's kingdom and water fun

A travel blog entry by mlhampton on Oct 01, 2013

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... the carvings around this city you can see Pakal had one leg shorter than the other, because of all the interbreeding. Back then, deformities were considered beautiful, and they used to wrap up babies foreheads so that their head shape would grow with an elongated back and a flatter forehead. This was done for the first 2 years! We visited other constructions in the tour, which included their home, which had the kings bed (which was ...

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This hotel, located in Palenque, is near Cascadas de Agua Azul and National Park of Palenque.
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