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October 31st 2018
Published: October 31st 2018
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(Cj writes) I’m very glad that we’re doing this trip the ‘wrong’ way around, because the Mayan sites are just getting better and better as we progress.Tikal, for example, was monumental - but heavily restored - ruins. Impressive, but not engaging. Uxmal (‘Ooshmal’) and Campeche have had the most marvellous carvings - almost all original (although they’ve had to be restored to their proper positions) - very crisp detail, and giving you (ie me) a real sense of how these cities really looked.

Sc adds......Campeche itself is a old colonia town with some good architecture. We enjoyed a city sigheeing tour and did our own thing in the enening (instead of eating with the tour group). Had a decent meal with a great view on a balcony overlooking the main square.

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Fabulous carvingsFabulous carvings
Fabulous carvings

The are hundreds of examples like this and hundreds more temples / pyramids still left in the grip of the forest.
Lunch invloved Tequila slammersLunch invloved Tequila slammers
Lunch invloved Tequila slammers

Cathy shows how it's done
Campeche is a mojor tourist centreCampeche is a mojor tourist centre
Campeche is a mojor tourist centre

Complete with a sightseeing tram... Which we took. A lovely seaside city.
Candle lit supper on a balconyCandle lit supper on a balcony
Candle lit supper on a balcony

Delightful setting and the food was good if not great..

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