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Feb 7, 2020 - Uxmal

Yesterday we visited 3 art museums.....one dedicated to Picasso and the other two to local artists. There were many pieces we found interesting in all three. The museos themselves were as intriguing as the art. In the cultural center where Picasso reigned, there is a round courtyard with tall columns. The theater housed a local artist and the 3rd was in an arched shopping mall. Today we left Merida early and drove to Uxmal (oochmal). This site is much smaller than Chichen Itza. We approached down limestone steps the Pyramid of the...

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CostaRicaToCancun

May 24, 2016 - Arrival and Aluxes

After an extremely restless night consisting of uncomfortable bus camasutra, and Dariana singing annoying songs, I woke around 7 a.m. to the beautiful sight of a big, bright, almost red sun. Below it, were swaying trees standing in the greenest grass I have ever seen with cows happily grazing it. The bus was moving at an extremely slow rate due to the traffic caused by a truck who had fallen into the ditch and somehow caught on fire, toasting the potato chips to smithereens inside. Once we passed the burnt truck, our bus began...

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Chiapas: School Trip

Jan 6, 2016 - Making our way to San Cristóbal de las Casas

Making our way to San Cristóbal de las Casas Palenque to Toniná We had been warned that Highway 199 south of Palenque was pretty rough. I suppose if we were driving our Jeep it wouldn't have been that bad. But our motorhome rolled, rocked, lurched and crunched over the unavoidable potholes, bazillion topes (speed bumps), and pavement that dropped unexpectedly to the side or in the middle or completely across the road. It took us over 5 hours to go 120 km. The topes here are also not the rolling kind. They are the straight up, concrete,...

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Jan 1, 2016 - Bacalar to Palenque - Turquoise Waters to Howler Monkeys

Cancun to Palenque (Dec 26-Jan 1) After being home with our families over Christmas, it was bittersweet getting on that WestJet flight and heading back to Mexico. We had such an perfect holiday that I felt quite sad leaving Victoria to continue another 3 months of travel. Thanks to our wonderful family and dear friends for making our Christmas so very special𯎄𯎄 Cancun to Bacalar - 387 km On the drive from Cancun, down the coast and past the myriad of all inclusive hotels, this part of Mexico is populated by tourists who are looking for...

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Sep 22, 2015 - Day 9 of Rachel's trip.....

Day 9 - first issue - how to pack our bags with 'a few' extra purchases- it took some time and some serious rolling and squishing and eventually they were shut!! So we headed out to wander up to the hills either side of town and stumbled on the town parade - BIZZARRE!!! Just see the pictures it was so strange and made getting about town a nightmare - everyone was dressed up in all sorts of outfits the most popular being scary clowns with huge rubber rings around their tummy - it's unexplainable - the pictures will show you!! But eventually...

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Mexico 2015

Sep 21, 2015 - Week 6 - day 8

Day 8 - time for another tour as recommend by Laura when she visited - the waterfalls and canon near Chiapa Del Corzo (Canon Del Sumidero). This consisted of an hours minibus trip to a jetty where we jumped aboard a speed boat and spent the next two hours shooting down the canon, described by the lonely plant as a 'spectacular fissure with a dam at the northern end creating a 25km long reservoir with canon walls towering a massive 800m above water level'! It was a really great trip and there were waterfalls, crocodiles and all sorts of...

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Mexico 2015

Sep 20, 2015 - Week 6 - day 7......

Day 7 - we arranged to do a trip to some local indigenous villages and it was Sunday which means market day! We headed out on a minibus with our guide and he took us to a local Mayan family house. In the house all the woman in the house were busy making tortillas, doing the washing and making the traditional clothing and apartments all the men were out working the fields!! The family cooked us tortillas and gave us some of the local spirit 'Posh' a fairly strong liqueur made from sugar cane - bit much for 10am but hey ho- down the hatch!!...

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Mexico 2015

Sep 19, 2015 - Week 6, day 6......

Day 6 - may I introduce to you our guest blogger for today Miss Rachel K Smith. After an absent animal sounding sleep we decided to go in search of a guide to take us on a jungle trek, after speaking to a man who spoke to a man who spoke to another man we managed to track down jungle Jim (AKA Paco) after dressing appropriately in short shorts, trainers and small tops (obvious jungle attire!) we followed Paco into the abyss. After an hour (we only had two hours!) and loosing much faith in Paco - we had seen a Mexican chicken and heard a...

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Mexico 2015

Sep 18, 2015 - Week 6 - day 5

Day 5 - on arrival to Palenque at 7am we decided to head for El Panchan (a settlement of cabins in the jungle at the entrance to the National Park.) We knocked on a door to wake a little old man sleeping in a hut who showed us to our cabin. It was a surprisingly clean room although painted blue and pink everywhere with lovely frilly sheets. The jungle was strangely quiet - according to the guidebooks we should be being serenaded by howler monkeys, toucans, parrots and other jungle wildlife, but not this morning! We brushed our teeth and...

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Mexico 2015

Mar 4, 2015 - Palenque

Tuesday 3/3 Today we got up In the dark to take the long drive to Palenque. We backtracked down past Tuxtla (where we got on the boat yesterday), then worked our way over the mountains into Tabasco state, almost to the Gulf of Mexico before heading east and then inland again to Palenque. The roads ranged from two lane good roads, to freeways, to incredible pot-hole dodging thrill rides. We went from cool mountain air to tropical jungle terrain. We left about 6:20, stopped at Maltaso for a breakfast break about 9:00, had a lunch break in...

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Mar 3, 2015 - San Cristobal de las Casas

Sunday 3/1 We headed off from Tehuantepec this morning for the drive to San Christobal de las Casas. Fortunately we weren’t faced with a winding mountain road this morning. We drove past lots of farm land, including the biggest wind farm I ever saw. It would not be exaggerating to say that there were miles of row upon row of the modern windmills. After driving along the flat coastlands, we turned inland and began the long climb up the mountains. This was a better road, though, and we enjoyed panoramic vistas along the way. We reached Tuxtla...

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Feb 11, 2015 - Le Chiapas (San Cristobal) et Palenque

Bonjour a Tous, (Desoler pour accents et conjugaisont, clavier espagnol) Mer de Montagnes... Quel beau slogan !!! Encore quelques montees infammes... Pour se rendre a San Cristobal a 2000m d,altitude dans la vallee. Ville tres coloniale avec son Palais Presidentiel, sa Cathedrale et bien d,autres eglises un peu partout. Comme 2 sur les petites collines dans la ville, belle marche pour s,y rendre. Bien des couleurs, pas seulement dans les marchees, les maisons sont aussi toute en couleur, ce qui rehausse les promenades et met de la vie dans...

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