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Making a Move into Mexico

After our yoga retreat, we spent a couple more lakeside days in San Pedro before leaving Guatemala.

We stocked up on some nuts and local chocolate before hopping on an early morning ferry followed by a shuttle from Lake Atitlan to Mexico. 407 more words


Pacal the Great - King of Palenque

Way back in 1952, when Yuri Knorozov made his breakthrough discovery that the Mayan glyphs were mostly syllabic, not phonetic, most Mayan scholars failed to believe him. 1,067 more words


Mayan Wall Clock

The photo is of an ancient Mayan ruin in Palenque, Yucatan, Mexico.  I took it while visiting the ruins in 2007.

Round comes in 2 sizes: 8″ diameter (medium) or 10.75″ diameter (large). 18 more words


Monkeys, Jungles and Mayan Magic - Palenque, Mexico

Set in the heart of the jungle, around 20 minutes drive from the small town of Palenque in the Chiapas region of Mexico lies the Palenque Ruinas. 299 more words


Missed Buses and Accidental Savings - Campeche, Mexico

All the guide books rave about the walled city of Campeche, but few travellers visit. Put off by high hostel prices and even higher bus fare they instead opt for the long journey from Merida direct to Palenque. 351 more words



I thank my lucky stars regularly that Chiapas isn’t too far away from Yucatán. In fact, Mérida to San Cristobal by car only takes roughly 10 hours, which isn’t bad in the grand scheme of Mexican distances. 699 more words


USA & Mexico Part 3

St Cristobal is a charming place with the pedestrian-only streets in the centre and endless cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. From there, a couple of us went on a half-day excursion to the local villages and Chamula, a town which is mostly famous for its most unusual church. 583 more words