Central America - SouthoftheBorder travel blog

Usumachinta River Dock & Boats We Took - Guatamala Other Side

On Boat...Bons Face

KeeWee Gal & Norwegian Dive Shop Manager

Bon Listening Intently

Arriving at Yaxchilan Dock, Dutch Bus School Grad Gal

Type of Boat We're On - A Different Group Tho

Italian Guide Gal & Mom & KeeWee Gal

Outside 'Tunnel' House at End of Great Plaza

Sign of What's Next

The Gran Plaza!

The Gran Plaza

Temple Where Murals Are Inside - Bon Taking Pic











Mural - Even on Ceilings

Outside Temple - Some of Incredible Mosaic

View From Top of Pyramid - Huge Stellas

Buried Mosaic (see nxt pic)

Looking Down on Temple Where Murals Found

Buried Mosaic is Just Below This Stella

Top of Temple Are These Buddhist-Looking Shiva-type Lingam?

Heading Down From A Smaller Temple

Explanatory Sign See Nxt Pic

Ball Court

Maya Calender or Offeratory Stone?

Mosaics Inside Huge Temple

Another View of Mosaics

Type of 'Crown' On Temple in Small Acropolis

One of Decorative Elements Inside Temple (Not Where It Was Found)

A Headless Man - Purposefully or Maliciously?

Closeup of Another of the Many Round Stones Found Thruout Yaxchilan

Another Sm Acropolis Temple

Bonampak Ruins

Huge Stella in Yaxchilan

Old Stonework at Base of Platform

The Huge Stella

































Day long tour...long drive, off beaten path on border with Guatamala ....actually boat down Usumachinta R. dividing MX & Guatamala

Pricey (550p=$45 US) but really no other way to do it in one day - 6am to 6:30pm, incl brkfst and lunch...both good, so we felt it was good value for the $$. Nice group, most in20-30s w/ one Italian mom an exception - daughter is guide in Italy. Others incl Norwegian fellow-runs dive company in Oslo of all things, a KeeWee gal who quit job of 5 yrs as mkting manager (60 hrs+ a week), and a recent busness graduate from Holland. Had a fun time chatting and seeing the jungle ruins in this remote area. No rain but cloudy - perfect for hiking in the jungle, 40 min boat trip to Yaxchilan and back reminded me of Mekong River trip w/o jet boat excitement tho.

Saw a small crok and gela monster on bank as well. Two stayed in border town Flores to cross into Guatamala tomor, 5 of us returned w/ lots to remember (see pics).

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