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More ruins . . . Uxmal and Palenque |

Will try not to bore you with more descriptions of ruins, however, this is what this area is noted for so no description would be complete without covering a few of them.

The ruins at Uxmal are noted for their elaborate carvings and dedications to the rain god Chac-Mool, whose face appears on every building from one to a hundred times, identifiable by a huge spout-shaped nose.

Palenque has fabulous views over the surrounding jungle with howler monkeys creating an eerie soundtrack to any exploration of the temples. one of the buildigs is known as the temple of the Count after a crazy Austrian(?) Count spent two years living in one of the temples, though with the immense sense of tranquillity and incredible beauty of the surroundings, I´m not convinced he was all that crazy.

Locations Visited: Merida, Uxmal, Palenque

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