05.17.2013 - 05.19.2013 93 °F
We were immediately in heaven with the food in Mexico and were eating all of our favorites and lots of things that we had never heard of. Including lots of chilies and hot pepper sauces!
The ruins of Palenque were managed a lot differently in Mexico than in the other Central American sites. The biggest two differences we noticed was the excessive number of guards and the full access to the site that vendors had… making it much more pleasant in the morning before they all arrived. But nothing could take away the extreme beauty that the massive jungle that surrounds the ruins provided. We found a good spot to get creative with pics and decided that planking Palenque was in order.
One of the most interesting parts of the Mayan civilization was their written language. Archeologists claim to have deciphered their little cartoon images, but it seems hard to imagine that we can really understand why and how these people thought so long ago.