Jungle ruins

Palenque Travel Blog

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This is what happens when you order tostada and not pan tostada (toast) for breakfast.

First night bus in a few years and it was quite reasonable.. we arrived in Palenque at around 7am without a real plan of what to do. The city was hot! and humid and our white winter bodies took it quite hard.. we took a chance and caught a taxi out of town to a place theLP reccommended and it turned out ok. The place was very cute set in the jungle and we stayed in little bungalows.. Met up with some brits and Austrians and went to explore the ruins. Our guide was very informative about the ruins and also told us a lot about himself! 7 kids and no tv and drinks cerveza all day every day (we were a bit wary when he offered us a trip back to town!) We learnt particularly about the most famous Mayan ruler Pakal who ruled fromthe age of 12 to 80. The ruins were amazing.. and to think only 5-10% has actually been uncovered so far.  Everywhere there is jungle there is more of the city to reveal. AC has already got stuck into the local cuisine.. only enchiladas and tacos so far. They donĀ“t seem to follow a set plan though you never quite know what you are getting big small soft crispy but its all tasty. The condiments are the best - green sauce with eveything and its delic! Our guide claimed that the GFC and swine flu have hit the area pretty hard.. it may be low season but there was almost no one about in Palenque

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This is what happens when you orde…
This is what happens when you ord…
WE decided to walk to the ruins. I…
WE decided to walk to the ruins. …
attentively listening to our guide…
attentively listening to our guid…
the tombs of the red queen and pak…
the tombs of the red queen and pa…
the city (so far). The palace behi…
the city (so far). The palace beh…
the city unrevealed so far
the city unrevealed so far
palace
palace
Palenque
photo by: monky