Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Ruins and Agua Azual
The ruins lay just a few miles from our hostel, the Jungle Palace. It actually was in the jungle! the birds there are crazy, screaming all the time. But they are not nearly as loud as the monkeys. We didn´t get to see one but we heard them howling all night long. Two days ago we visited the ruins, which were quite cheap to get in. We climbed up many stair cases and the veiws were all unbeatable. The heat was also unbeatable, and luckily we could venture deep into the heart of the buildings were the dungeons were, a nice relief from the hot sun. I couldn´t belive how picture perfect the jungle backdrop was to the ruins. Vines and trees everywhere, it reminded me so much of the settings in the movie Jungle Book (which I probably watched over 50 times at grandma and grandpas house). I know that sounds cheesey, but it´s true. Yesterday we were so excited to visit the river and waterfalls known as Agua Azual. Unfortunatly the heat decided to hide, we went anyways. It was worth it for the scenery. The falls were clear and breath taking. There were so many of them. I took a little dip in the water but only lasted for about 10 minuets. I sat on a bench and sketched and before to long this little mexican boy came up and we had some broken conversations. I couldn´t help giving him a pen and some paper on our departure because he said he wanted to draw. Today we are headed back to the coast after a long day of waiting for the bus. In Palenque none of the buses leave till like 8 p.m. Will write soon, miss you all much.