Monday, January 18, 2010

a weekend trip.

In San Cristobal you hear constant buzz about the Mayan ruins of Palenque.  Tours to Palenque from San Cristobal are abundant and affordable. Many include a stop-off in Cascadas de azul (blue waterfalls).  If you can endure a 4+ hour bus ride one-way over close to 4,000 "topes" (giant mexican speedbumps) along a road that is anything but straight, through a few Zapatista checkpoints then this is your reward:

A dip in this swimming hole was by far the highlight of the trip -but beware- this seemingly endless river of falling water brings new meaning to the term 'swift current'.

A view from above Cascadas de Azul (left) and another waterfall Misol Ha further down the road.

Views of the great Mayan city of Palenque.

(click on photos to enlarge)

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