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... of robbery or mugging, on the mean streets of Mexico – however, in reality, I made the schoolboy error of leaving it in an ATM. What a douche. I only realised as we were about to get on a bus for 9 hours to a jungle lodge with no internet. Luckily, our awesome guide Meaghan came to the rescue and let me use her phone to call Natwest and cancel it/order a new card. Who knows when I’ll receive said card, if ever, but I ...
... 20 MXN, 10 minutes). At the entrance you first pay the fee for entering the national park (28 MXN) and then 59 MXN for the ruins themselves.
Palenque is the most impressive ancient Maya city that we have seen so far. It flourished in the 7h century and the ruins date back from 226 BC to 799 AD. It's not as big as huge ancient cities like Tikal, for example, but it was important back in the time. ...
... km / 81 mi south of Ciudad del Carmen about 150 m / 164 yd above sea level. It stays at a humid 26 C / 79 F with roughly 2160 mm / 85 in of rain a year.
Palenque is a medium-sized site, much smaller than such huge sites as Tikal or Copán, but it contains some ...
... and a group of people dancing away.
After taking a few photos , we walked into the main Zocolo which is HUGH. I read later that it’s the biggest outside DF. There were all kinds of stalls there and we stopped and bought some churros and met up again with the noisy Aussie.
We wandered around, took some photos. The Koreans were quite funny about wanting their photos taken with ...
... commodity in the world, and most of the money to be made comes from moving it through Mexico. At the source, the coca leaf that will eventually be processed into cocaine grosses about $650 a kilo from coca fields in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. The coca is processed into the powder as we know it and reaches Mexico either by boat, plane or up through Central America where the price has now inflated to $10,000/kilo (about the size of a block of Velveeta cheese) Once the cocaine ...
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