Palenque to Campeche
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Summary: Great day- love Campeche- 1st Agriculture Aduana Inspection- 1st Military Inspection
Terrific day today! We left
Jazy scouted out some parking on foot before we traversed the tight parking lot. We exited, found a place on the street for angled parking and pulled up over the sidewalk to get in the space. While I was worried about blocking the sidewalk, Jazy pointed out another car that was completely up on the middle of the sidewalk with all 4 wheels. I didn’t feel so bad then.
We asked permission at the
Well, we think we have the best campground in all of
We had a great time practicing our Spanish at a restaurant where we got 4 meals to go. We’re still not quite sure of what we ordered, but they only had 4 dishes left on the menu and so we ordered one of each. They closed at 5pm, so we just got the food in time. We took it back to the RV where the kids set up a “buffet” of delicious tortillas, rice, chicken, etc. We walked the wrong way and ended up at the outdoor fruit market, where Jazy bought some tiny bananas (15 pesos per kilo) and Charles ordered prepared fruit (watermelon, cantaloupe, and pineapple (10 pesos). It is amazing how the kids practice their Spanish for food!
I also bought some earrings (30 p) that were painted with waves and a seagull- lovely. We were twice shorted change tonight, but I was given the proper amount once I nicely questioned the amount. I’ve fortunately been in
We walked out tonight.in the dark after our delicious dinner- what a magical evening. The cathedral was lit up like Cinderella’s castle, as well as the bright square. We walked all around, heard the bells ring in the cathedral, watched the water fountain, the amazing street vender, and then along the waterfront, finishing up by playing on the enormous playground by the Visitor’s Center. Three kids came up and happily asked if the kids wanted to play- Jazy gave them all stickers, which they immediately put on their foreheads- too cute!
We love how friendly the people are! They throw up their hand enthusiastically to wave along to roads. They’re happy to suffer our poor Spanish.
The military checks were very non-threatening and I even gave the kid one of our chocolate bars as a gift.
We’re very tired now, but so very happy we stopped in this UNESCO World Heritge site. It is far more beautiful than we could have hoped. We felt perfectly safe at all hours of the day and night. It seems like a very wealthy city by Mexican standards.