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So, we were making progress across the east of Mexico and having a brilliant time, but there was still lots to see and time was running out for our end of May flight out of Cancun. So, after some planning and scheming, we decided to speed up and cut some stops out to reach the coast with time to chill out and enjoy our final days on the beach. There were more places to see on our original, loosely planned route, but they were starting ...
... for a few more boat passengers. However my ticket apparently include a trip across the rather large river. It was very similar to when I had crossed from Thailand to Laos on a previous trip as the river marked the boundary of the two countries. Here Guatemala was on one side, Mexico on the other.
The long, narrow motor launch deposited me on the far bank in Frontera Corozal and I climbed up the embankment and showed my ticket. I was then directed ...
... 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 ...
... blessed with the outstanding planning skills of Journey Mexico to allow us this privilege.
To enter Bonampak we must change cars at the entrance to the site as the Lacandonian people who are carers of this land have their own cars/vans.
Its a bumpy ride down an unmade road and we hope the van doesnt fall apart before we get there. To add to this its hot, humid and raining.
The rain is starting to get on our nerves a bit as its torrential and ...
... 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 ...