La Aldea de Halach-Huinic
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... way they want. We tried to find out how much we would need to pay but apparently the locals decided at the road block depending on your car and who you were. Well obviously I'm in the driving seat again so we were bound to experience some problems when they saw my blonde hair and green eyes! There's always a drama when I'm driving! Fernando (random hitch hiker) told me to let Kike drive and to keep my mouth shut whilst we go through the block and I completely agreed with him. ...
... buried by soil, often with just the tops poking out. We also saw some pretty streams of cold fresh water and a waterfall. Apparently a crazy Austrian man had randomly moved into the jungle in 1830, where he proceeded to start uncovering the ruins and actually lived in one of them for a couple of years!
When we emerged from the jungle we basically hitch-hiked down the road to the place we were meeting our original bus driver. The journey to the next place was long. We were ...
... the occasional roadkill and the only thing paying any attention were the black vultures which gathered for lunch. The only other passenger was a French chap who was one of those annoying types that can speak about five languages. Annoying is probably an unfair description as he was a pleasant fellow, but his skill at languages just annoyed me. Mainly because of my ignorance in that field.
The Guatemalan border post appeared in the middle of a ...
... 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.
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