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... chicken for breakfast you can have the same enjoyment that we had! So the visit to the ruins, not impressed and wouldn't go back. Yes it's lovely, they are old etc. etc. etc. but once you've seen one pyramid I feel like you've seen them all. Also it was really hot and humid and it was uncomfortable walking round and up and down all the stairs. If we had bothered to pay for a tour I'm sure I would have enjoyed it but I know nothing about Maya culture or history so I think it was ...
... the water would be like. It was really cold, but in a good way! We swam across the breath of the river, which was rather tricky as the current was pretty strong! We were able to climb up one of the more shallow waterfalls and then just stood on the rocks taking in the vast expanse of crystal clear, turquoise water cascading around us. It was so beautiful!
After our swim, we walked along the river and looked at the bigger waterfalls. We then got some food from one of the ...
... going around the museum as we did going around the ruins!
We went back to Palenque town for coffee and fruit juices, and attempted to get the internet to work. We learned that there was a town-wide problem, which is why we hadn't been able to access it. After whiling away some time, we walked the 500 metres to the bus station and sweated in the heat. We were good and grubby for our overnight bus to the next stop - Mexico City!
... with a fan. We'd been particularly impressed with Mexico's bus systems (and we're pretty much world experts now) they are big, clean, modern and efficient, with stations to match where they even check your bags in and load them onto the bus for you. All you need is a basic grasp of Spanish / pointing. They do however play movies constantly from about 8am - 10pm, all Hollywood flms dubbed into Spanish, and they are almost always Liam Neeson movies ...
... are speed bumps, even on the big main roads tney have them. Then again, I wondered was this some sort of anti-terrorism threat to prevent cars gaining much speed as there are a few local difficulties in this region. There is a very visible military presence.
Twice we were stopped by the army.
The first time was to have our bags manually searched, the second we had to put them all through a mobile x-ray unit on the back of a truck. ...