Waterfalls and Ruins

Trip Start Dec 25, 2012
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Trip End Aug 02, 2013


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Flag of Mexico  , Central Mexico and Gulf Coast,
Thursday, January 10, 2013

After a 12 hour over night bus ride we arrive in Palenque. A cabana in the middle of the Palenque National Park (or jungle) is our home for next two the nights! The town of Palenque itself is a little strip filled with hippies from all over the world. It is the first place where I feel we should have had more Spanish lessons and communicating has become a mixture of sign language and the very limited number of words we actually do knew.

The ruins in Palenque are amazing! Surrounded by the Palenque Nation Park there were plenty of beautiful sights to see interesting things to look at. To get a tour guide to take us around the park was RIDICULOUSLY priced (960 peso or US$100) so every now and then we would tag onto another tour and listen in to the interesting stories of the Mayans past.

We also visited Misol-Ha and Agua Azul, both very impressive places. Sitting in the middle of the cold crystal clear rapids at Agua Azul and being sprayed by the mass amounts of water as we passed through the back of the falls at Misol-Ha made the very queasy bus ride to and from well worth it!
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Sandypants on

Hope your taking lots of photos! How is the spending going, is each day as cheep as you thought it would be? Adam and Rich say G'Day. xxxxxx Missing you!

tash_and_simon
tash_and_simon on

Hello to you all!!
Spending in Mexico, especially Playa, chewed up a chunk of our funds.. hopefully we can pull it back on track though!!
Missing everyone!!! xxxxx

Moira on

Loving the blog and the photo's. Simon, can we have a photo of you looking normal, for a change, especially when the places you are visiting look amazing! :-)) The ''love to fart'' bib is soo you!!

Amber on

Sounds like an amazing time so far guys!! Can't wait to hear more :)

Anne V on

You guys are definitely having lots of fun! The stories to date are interesting, entertaining and funny. Bring them on! Very much looking forward to reading the upcoming stories.
On our way home now ... After about 30 hours of it, we will land on Aussie land after an airport stop in Guangzhou. Keep enjoying yourselves and stay safe.
Love

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