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... ruins. From there, it was a steep fifteen-minute climb uphill, which, in this humidity, meant I probably sweated out about a full bucket's worth. I know, I know, too much information. But hey, it was worth it: We got to the main area where there were amazing pyramids, temples and structures. Unfortunately, we were pressed for time: With only an hour or so until the site closed, we only had a chance to see some of the main sites, and not to hike out to ...
... 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 ...
Some pyramids and other ruins are being protected through careful work, and some areas are off limits, though it is possible to go up all the pyramids, which is very special, and made for some tremendous views.
I had my lunch along the way (I had bought it yesterday in town and kept it in a cool dry place overnight), and took my rubbish with me. There are no bins there and only one toilet, though I managed on both counts. I saw some ...
... walk down the dirt road to find a collectivo to head out to the ruinas (ruins). The collectivo appears as we get to the end of the road and we jump in for a quick 5 min ride and hand over the 20 pesos each for the ride.
The cool thing about the Palanque ruins and what makes it worth the trip out here is that it is 1) set in the jungle and 2) you get to climb! So Indy and Short Round (his little Asian side kick) are set for another adventure.
... track was not so easy to follow. We ended up walking through the 'Travellers' village, a maze of accommodation and random shacks selling beer, food & jewelery. Don Muchu's turned out to be a very smart looking restaurant with a candlelit atmosphere, it wouldn't be out of place in any city albeit in a jungle setting. The menu was mainly Italian and they even made wood-fired pizza - that made the choice easy, some quesadillas to start ...