Jan. 9 – Palenque ruins

2009 January 10
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by joe

Woke to a steamy, foggy morning in the jungle.  Got a look at where we are staying, and it was beautiful.  Funny litttle thatched-roof huts with screen walls.  Definitely in hippie-land here.  

palapa 'Tulum'

palapa 'Tulum'

our home in Palenque

our home in Palenque

holel jaguar

holel El Jaguar

holel jaguar

holel El Jaguar

hotel Jaguar

hotel El Jaguar

Walked across the road to have breakfast at ‘Don Muchos’, then off we went walking to the ruins.  The map the the German traveler had given Levi proved to be extremely accurate, and we were soon on the trail into the jungle that he had recommended.  What a great walk – crossed spectacular waterfalls, explored un-excavated ruins, and the jungle itself, up close and personal. 

in the jungle

in the jungle

in the jungle

in the jungle

After about a 30 minute climb and splash through the jungle, we stumbled out into the site parking lot.

 

 Nothing I can write can describe what palenque is lie to visit.  Here are a few picts, but it is someting that must be experienced first hand.

palenque

palenque

 

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palenque

Ater we left the ruin site, we spent some time in the site museum.  When we left, we knew we had had a very special day.

Somehow on the walk back to our ‘hotel’ I managed to loose my only pair of glasses.  That will be a hassle to get replaced.
We had dinner near the ruins and enjoyed the end of a terrific day.
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  1. 2009 January 11
    Harry Borchert permalink

    Joe,

    I’m having a ball following your adventure. The snow and cold all disappear while riding along with you and Levi. Truly a once in a lifetime experience. Vicki’s new knee is working well and we spend much of our time together during her recovery pouring over charts and guides for our adventure on the water. Long life, honey in the heart, no evil, thirteen thank you’s. Harry.

  2. 2009 January 12
    Isaiah permalink

    WOW! Palenque sure does look amazing. Can’t wait to see what happens or what you see next!