Pulpo, Pulpo, Pulpo!!
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so we safely arrived in Campeche from Merida and settled into the bus station nicely. Sky was beautiful, only a second later to turn into a tropical rainstorm, so we officially have lived through one from being dumped by the taxi driver and finally finding our hostel, although we felt like drowned rats! After a very Garlic dinner (yes the Mexicans have beaten my garlic obsession Ellis family!), we collapsed into bed.
Waking to a beautiful sky, we settled for a nice breakfast, the food in every hostel has been lovely, fruit and bread, trying Mexican fruit, we are still to find out what its called. We set off to a Mayan ruin, named Edzna, just an hour south of Campeche, on the funniest ´truck/bus ever (picture a typical battered armoured steel tin can with wheels and a driver that defies the law of gravity whenever possible).
Arrived back and we decided to brave another local bus, of course this one had to break down, and so we travelled down to the beach just to chill as our night bus does not leave til 2am, which will take us to Palenque. The weather took a windy approach and the beach was a little deserted and more of a water front shaile beach. The company was hillarious. The local bar (a shack), was empty apart from two Mexican fisherman, who had got through 4 bottles of beer before we met them (a bottle here is not a pint, it is a liitre!). They just babbled on and on about Pulpo (to the Sibleys, this is known, but to the Ellis family you will have to discover!), for 3 hours. Patrick and I are now invited aboad the captains ship, which travels around the Gulf of Mexico challenging the Pulpo. With giggles they thought it would be commical to see Naomi pick them up with suckers gallor!!
Onwards to Palenque to rainforest and a chance to try out our new hammocks!!
N & P xxxxxxxxxxx