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... are in the middle of the jungle so you have access to a the inner of the jungle when you are guided, but there is a path that you are allowed to follow and it leads to a nice waterfall.
We spent about two hours and a bit more at the ruins and did not rush, but sat down twice to enjoy the view and the silence.
The afternoon we spent in Palenque itself having a nice, typical Chiapas ...
... dozens of other ruins on the grounds. But even so, there was plenty to see and we had fun taking cheesy photos doing handstands, human pyramids and other various acrobatics in front of the ruins.
I know everyone talks about Teotihuacan, which was really cool, or Chichen Itza, which I haven't been to yet. But for my money, Palenque is where it's at in terms of ruins. Definitely a trip highlight.
Feeling like an idiot
... River which is the natural border between Mexico and Guatemala and so in order to get to it we must go by speedboat down the river. It's about a 20 minute long boat ride which passes quite quickly with the wind in our hair which is reviving and makes sure we are all wide awake by the time we arrive.
Yaxchitlán is smaller than Palenque but as we've discovered, all of the archaeological sites we have explored are unique in their style, feel ...
... 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 ...
... dinner down with two local cervezas.
The alarm is set for an early start, tomorrow will be a loooong day.
Day 1: our bus trip from Merida to Palanque took us 8.5 hours on the ADO bus. While the bus was comfy we didn’t get to stop for lunch. Luckily we had snacks from the day before (saladas, croissants, fiesta mix and chilli nuts) but Hinesh was looking for proper food. We stopped briefly in E Zapato and he was able to grab a ...