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La Cañada

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  • Day12

    Mexiko

    January 25 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    12. Tag
    Weil wir erst spät in Palenque angekommen sind, bleiben wir hier zwei Nächte. Man müsste meinen, dass nach drei besichtigten Ruinen-Städten die Luft raus ist. Keineswegs! Es ist immer wieder anders, neu und interessant. Die Ruinen von Palenque liegen halb im Dschungel und sind von einem Wasserfall durchzogen. Eine sehr schweißtreibende Besichtigungstour. Für Frühstück und Abendessen waren wir jedesmal in einem anderen Restaurant auf der Touristenmeile. Mit Abstand am besten war das " Cafe Jade".
    Morgen mehr.
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  • Day11

    Mexiko

    January 24 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    11. Tag
    Nach dem eher ereignislosem Tag gestern, ging es heute richtig rund. Morgens hatten wir in Villahermosa noch die Kolossal-Köpfe der Olmeken besichtigt und uns dann auf den Weg zu verschiedenen Wasserfällen gemacht. Der Weg dahin war schon ein Abenteuer für sich. Dass die Serpentinen in den Bergen keine Begrenzung nach unten haben ist mittlerweile kein Problem mehr. Spannender waren da schon die Schlaglöcher. Mitunter so groß, dass ich mich da hätte bequem reinlegen können. Oder die eine Fahrbahnhälfte war ganz weg. Soweit so gut. Bis dann tatsächlich ein paar Straßenräuber für Arme versucht haben, uns auszunehmen. Auf die eine Seite der Straße hatten sie einen Baum gelegt und die andere Seite mit einem hausgemachten Nagelbrett blockiert. Der, der zu mir ans Fenster kam musste sich nicht mal bücken, um Geld zu verlangen. Nach einigem hin und her, er auf spanisch, ich auf deutsch, hatte er scheinbar eingesehen, dass mit uns kein Geld zu verdienen ist und wies seinen Kollegen an, die Straße frei zu machen. Der Rest des Tages war dann nur noch Fun! Der erste Wasserfall "Cascada de Agua Azul" war sehr gut geeignet, um Tarzan zu spielen. Ein Einheimischer hat mich mitgenommen und mir interessante Stellen gezeigt. Der nächste, "Misol-Ha Cascades", war einer der hohen Sorte. Da haben sich die Aufseher allerdings ins Höschen gemacht. Da durfte man nur am Rand ein wenig schwimmen. Unser Tagesziel haben wir dann auch irgendwann noch erreicht. Das Hotel "Chablis" in Palenque.
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  • Day10

    Guess what? Another long bus ride!

    March 4, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

    To be honest, there's very little I can say about today as it involved a 9 hour drive from San Cristóbal De Las Casas to Palenque. A couple of highlights were the shrimp farms dotted along one of the rivers and some of the more interesting topography of Chiapas state.

    We stopped for a fairly miserable lunch at a Mexican chain restaurant called VIPS. You know it's miserable when you wished you had the foresight to use the pedestrian bridge and cross the road to visit either the McDonald's or the KFC located on the other side!

    After leaving at 8:00, we reached our hotel in Palenque around 17:00 and, I have to say, it proved a pleasant surprise. A 4* hotel with comfortable rooms, all mod cons and a well stocked bar, we forewent a splash in the pool for a quick rest before dinner.

    A group meal followed at a well rated local restaurant, where I had a local specialty called Arrecherazo - grilled steak with bacon, onions, peppers and cheese. It was pretty tasty, especially with the contents wrapped up in a corn tortilla with a freshly roasted spicy habanero sauce.

    Suitably satiated and reinforced by a Margarita and a beer, I retired to bed happy, full but tired ready for our day's exploration of the Mayan site of Palenque tomorrow. Think I'll sleep well tonight.
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  • Day1

    Day 1

    May 1, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    ¡Qué onda güey! Ya estamos en México güey! Well we are and have been for a week now. But I've been a bad blogger (another lucrative career down the internet crapper) so I'll just zip back a bit in time if you'll permit me.

    It was three years since my last visit here but that was a very different trip and every place I'm visiting this time is different from that amazing motorcycle trip three years ago. However, apart from Holbox, I have at one time or another been to all places we're going to on this trip. Why go again? Because they're awesome, Gi has never been and my memory being what it is (shit) it'll all seem new to me anyway.

    Aeromexixo had decent prices to Mexico City so that was as good a place to start as any. And seeing as the plan that developed involved moving east and we (read I) had to finish the trip on chilled, beachy note, Yucatan seemed like the place to end the trip before flying back from Cancún. Isla Mujeres seemed like a great choice but I had been there a couple of times but strangely never the beautiful, chilled island of Holbox so that's where it'll all end in about a week.

    1) Ice cream in Chapultepec park, Mexico City
    2) Casa de los Azulejos, Mexico City
    3) Sanborns restaurant, Casa de los Azulejos, Mexico City
    4, 5) The National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
    6) Gi tasting chapulines (crickets) for first time, bar in Coyoacán, Mexico City

    Hasta luego!
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  • Day9

    Mexico City and environ and then bye bye

    May 9, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    I'm pretty sure I've written about this before but damn the disorganization of Mexico can be trying. The Mexico City airport is the scene of the latest chapter. We arrived nice and early for our domestic flight to Oaxaca because, well you just never know at an airport, and especially in an airport in a large Latin American city. We had no bags to check, had our boarding passes on the appropriate app on my phone, nothing in our carry-on bags that might cause problems... so it should be a breeze, right? Well it was... almost. The electronic boarding passes worked - the first time (more on that later), bag check was fine, off we sauntered to gate #1, our gate. We're walking along the corridor and see a sign for gates 1 to something, don't remember exactly what, so follow that sign down the stairs. When we get to the bottom we realize that strangely we're in a baggage pickup for arrivals area. Ok no problem, we'll just turn around and get back on track. Not so fast says the security guard who is stationed right there seemingly just for this situation. He advises us that we have to exit the arrivals area and circle back to the departures area, check in again and go through security. Naturally I took this news with the usual equanimity I always greet totally fucked up shit like this.

    But this second time we're at a different check in area and, as is often the case with airline and security staff, the ridiculous inconsistencies are shown. The lady at the check in is confounded by our electronic check in app and has to call in her colleague who assures her it's valid. Then the security makes me take out my wee travel speaker and Gi her camera, none of which happened the first time. We make it with plenty of time to spare. And of course the flight is delayed. Ahhh the joys of traveling.
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