Palenque, hot and damp in the jungle!

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July 25th 2006
Published: July 26th 2006
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A short bus ride from San Cristobal and we've arrived in the hot, sweaty jungle.. EVERYTHING is very damp after a night of rain under a thatched roof, our clothes smell and our books are curling!

No rooms where we originally wanted to stay, so are staying in a sweet but fairly basic room in the middle of the jungle - on the road out of Palenque on the way to the ruins. Shared bathrooms on the camp site (no so nice!) .. but lovely to be able to hear the jungle sounds.. though a few too many spiders webs and big moths in our room for my liking!

Palenque ruins are amazing.. we only visited about 5% of the buildings that are hiding in the jungle (the areas that have been excavated and uncovered).. though it did stop raining for the morning so we saw it at its best. Endless Mayan palaces, tombs and buildings coming out of the steaming jungle.. from about AD700, but were only discovered last century and excavated in the 1960s

... and a few beautiful waterfalls to cool down in

Took a walk to one of the 4 star resorts just to see what we were missing out on, and to have a beer looking at their huge swimming pool.. very nice, though a little mouldy round the edges!

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26th October 2006

Great photos particularly of the waterfall! Where is that? We are off there in 3 days time from Merida. Where did you stay? Was it good? How much was it for double room? cheers. Rich and San.

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