Trip Start Jul 08, 2007
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Well, one positive thing was that there was about only me as a tourist while I was there!
To be honest, not quite sure why I went there in the first place. The Tanina ruins where certainly my major motivation, but mainly I think I wanted to go somewhere where people don;t go in general. I am still glad I went.
The city does not really have much to offer, in terms of "tourist" attractions. The central place is nice enough, the market certainly typical of Mexico but the rest of the city is just a relatively poor Mexicain city, surrounded by very beautiful mountains I must add. Few tourist mean no hostel and very limited hotels... so overall (staying and food) are quite expensive
I have spent 2 evenings there, mainly because I did not want to arrive in Palenque on the 15 of September at night, fearing difficulty to find a spot to stay. The 15 of September is the Mexican Independance day and so I celebrated this special day in Ocosingo. I then met 2 very friendly Mexican girls who got me some food, introduced me to their friends, got me some water and so basically, they seemed really interested in me. In fact, they seemed pretty interested in me taking them back to Canada... Nevertheless, they were very friendly and it certainly added to my weird experience in Ocosingo :)