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... This meant not only foregoing the waterfalls but missing out on the Zapatistas! Lunch was at a road side stop at Ocozocoaulta de Espinosa. Try saying that after a few tequilas. It overlooks the same Rio Grijalva that we had visited by boat, although obviously not the same spot. We passed many police and Army checkpoints, some ludicrously close together. I suppose neither trusts the other to do their job properly. We trundled ...
... It was worth the wait though, because the next stop was several hours at a much bigger, much clearer waterfall where we had a great time. After a pitstop for more Quesidillas (the only vegi thing which I had morning, noon and night at one point!) we spent a lovely afternoon playing in the water. It was as good as a wash after the overnight bus and sweaty trekking through ruins, and the water was pretty clean so we felt much better afterwards (I ...
... stammped 'Made in China'. Here you can watch the local guys hand carving some of the products. It's only a pity that as I have to carry everything that I buy, I have to be very selective if I choose to buy anything.
The site itself is similar in size to Chichen Itza, but if anything, I think it is possibly more interesting. Several large temples, a few you can climb and a lot of others that are well preserved and have been well excavated. As ...
... it is a magnificent site. A separate walk through the rainforest was quite an adventure as the rain raised the level of creeks crossing paths and added to the waterfall views. It was rugged walking over tree roots, broken rock, mud and at times crossing flowing water crossings on steeping stones. We heard howler monkeys but did not see them. We only managed to see a few birds. We also spent time in the museum housing ...
We saw the ball courts where the Mayans played a sport that sounds a bit similar to soccer, except that the winners would have the dubious honour of being sacrificed to the gods. Um, I don't think I would have tried all that hard to win, personally. We saw the housing ruins, the main plazas, and hiked up to the top of the temples. Mayans sure liked their stairs; the day was overcast and not overly hot, but it was the jungle and very humid ...