I think i heard “I love all the colors!” about a dozen times before she finally broke down to check out some fabrics.
At first Palenque seemed pretty remote. We walked in on a path with very few people. We had small crowds to contend with. And then from ta high spot on one temple we could see the walkways lined with vendors selling wares. Many of the things were identical but we managed to find a few … Continue reading Napping boy at Palenque
We took our time walking through Palenque. We had a snack and ate lunch, did a little shopping and just made a whole day out of the visit.
This area of Palenque has few visitors hanging around. In fact, many of the places we went were quite free of overwhelming crowds.
Many of the ruins we saw had only partial restoration. It is difficult to imagine assembling a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle without a box to look at! Add a thousand years of vegetation and erosion too!
After walking up the wooded trail along the stream we emerged to the northern cluster of buildings.
On the approach to the main temples at Palenque was this small complex with a huge tree still topping the rock walls.
We walked from the Maya Bell to Palenque ruins. It is just a 10 minute walk to the park entrance (although i recall paying a fee earlier while on the collectivo) where we paid to enter. On the walk there we saw leaf-cutter ants crossing the walkway with many hauling bits of leaves. After entering … Continue reading Us on the entry path to Palenque
When we arrived in the city of Palenque we had two objectives. Get to our planned lodging. But first, we wanted to head to a travel agency listed in our Lonely Planet guidebook (the second one – I forgot to pack the one we used for planning!) to arrange for transportation for the day after … Continue reading Our Palenque hut