Palenque & San Cristobal including Xmel
Trip Start Nov 03, 2008
68Trip End May 2009
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We moved on to San Cristobal in the highlands, in a mini bus ( am missing the public buses with chickens ) and got held up for a couple of hours as there was a prang on one of the bends between a lorry and car. This gave Bri a chance to play cards with the locals, only loosing his car, house and children in the process. It rained in big splobs overnight , so the Misol-Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls were a muddy brown colour, instead of the turquise blue seen in post cards.
The indigenous people in the highlands are amazing.
The street kids here are really cheeky, if they see you eating, they ask for food, I gave up my breakfast and lunch in the same day. Bri has become a babe magnet to the girls selling bracelets ...they see him coming from miles away!
Oh look. more grey pyramidy looking buildings AND these are even bigger, gosh Mac was enjoying himself. The guides have been very good and brought the sites to life. They were really cleaver builders the Myans, secret passages, underground chambers with hidden locking systems, just like in the Tomb Raider games, Bri keeps moaning that his new 2GB card is not big enough even though the trip is for 16 days, he will have to stop taking photos of his feet! The van driver, a Mexican called Ludvic, no honest, is not only a mad driver but listens to TERRIBLE music, if Macīs iPod fails there could be blood shed..
Yep, San Cristobal is fab, colours that you could only get away with here in South America. The local villages are very interresting, shame that religion is still trying to mess things up for them, woud all the religious do-gooders please piss off, God isnīt working too well in our own countries so why would he do a better job here? Carol has become a magnet for the local kids stealing her breakfast, lunch and anything else she is eating at the time. She also falls for their cute little faces and has a nice collection of clay Mexican cats... take a look at the pics of their cute faces.... food terrorists! The weather is hot here in the day time but drops a bit at night, it s some 2100 mtrs up. This has been a lovely stop over, Mac likes Mexico and Mexicans in general like Europeans, more "Cultured" as one said... I wonīt say which nation pisses them off the most, answers on the message board please. Mac x x