The Jungle and the attack of the Mosquito

Palenque Travel Blog

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After our first overnight bus from Campeche we arrived with sleepy dust in our eyes! We were taken by taxi to the middle of nowhere which in realty is a place called El Pachan, which is about 5 minutes from Palenque in the national park. With high hopes of using our hammocks for the first time we soon discovered that would be near impossible unless we wanted to be eaten alive!

We dumped our stuff and soon were change, when Naomi found out how tasty she was to the local insects, in english they are known as bloody horrible mosquitos!! We were then eaten alive for the rest of the day (more Naomi than Patrick, they dont like French meat!) but deet saved us a little. We then jumped into the oldest VW camper van (Ellis parents would of been proud!) and headed to Palenque ruins which were amazing, although we are starting to get ruined out as they are all very simular, but the views are amazing!!

Back at camp we soon realised that the place we were staying is the travellers hang out a real hippy place, so crafts, jewellery and all sorts were on sale, and later the entertainment of fire throwers etc was fantastic!!

On a new day we decided to do a trip which took us up into the mountains and to the best waterfalls in the country! First stop was a one drop water fall which was actually very large and powerful which we could walk under and got totally soaked!! Next onto Agua Clara (clear waters) which becasue of rainy season was brown not clear!! but still very impressive and a very rickaty rope bridge to help the nerves!! (Dad Sibley would of run a mile!)

Onto Agua Azul, which was the most impressive set of falls we have ever seen!! after a long climb with fall uopn fall on the way we came to a spot which was safe to swim so we jumped in out of the sweaty heat! (pictures to follow)

onto San Cristobal, which enabled us to de mozzi!!

N and P xxxx  

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