To Chiapas! Palenque & San Cristobal de las Casas October 1st 2011 We took an overnight bus from Merida to Palenque. Not a "first class" bus with fully reclinable seats, but comfy nonetheless as it was fairly empty and easy to stretch out.
Palenque isnt too far from Merida but the journey was slowed due to very bad roads, and these crazy speed bumps everywhere which slows vehicles down considerably. On arrival in Palenque we tried to book a hotel but to no ava ... read more
North America » Mexico » Chiapas » San Cristobal de las Casas The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
I'm off on another big travel adventure! Starting in Mexico on 22nd Sept and ending up in Sydney on 22nd Dec......with 10 countries in between!
Stay tuned for tales from:
Yucatan pensinsula, the Carribean and and colonial highlands in Mexico
Diving on the barrier reef in Belize
Ancient Mayan ruins in Guatemala
Beaches and volcanoes Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica
The Galapagos and Amazon in Ecuador
Gorgeous lakes and Patagonian trekking in Chile and Argentina
Soaking up the history and mystery of Incan Cusco and Machi Picchu in Peru
and enjoying a week long adventure in Bueno... full info