Sunday: After 12 hours of bus trip (which really wasnt that bad because I slept well most of the night and with only one military stop). Arrived in Palenque. Is a small town in the middle of Chiapas. After pancakes for breakfast I jumped a collective to Panchan (4 kms from Palenque) which is on the edge of the alenque archeological reserve. It´s a backpackers haven with 5 different hostel in the jungle. I stayed in one cabana for 7€ next to the stream and was able to watch the lizards fornicate from my balcony. There were a few howler monkeys hanging around in the trees and lots of insects.
Went to the Palenque Mayan ruins. Lots of big Mayan temples and carvings. It was really hot – had to put on sunscreen 50. Was good there because I was able to climb all the pyramids here and was on the side of a mountain and so overlooked the countryside. They use to have huge carved incense holders all thru the site. The mixed the incense with human blood and then burnt them.