Yesterday we had a perfect mix between sightseeing, eating and a little bit of beach time. But let’s start with the sightseeing. We have been in Ezná, which is close to Campeche, to visit our first Mayan pyramid. Since the vegetation around here is jungle it was a complete different experience from earlier pyramids. Jungle and green all around and then these accurate situated buildings. It’s hard to imaging how they did all this without any technology. And I also really don’t know how they managed to not get eaten by mosquitoes. It was like war. Fighting to stay alive and not to loose any body parts.
Next stop was at the beach. Not a lot to tell about that. Sand, water and no waves. On our way back we were in a small restaurant which is only visited by locals. It was pretty crowed so we guessed that it has to be good. Well, after the meal we weren’t disappointed. It was delicious and amazingly cheap. Starter (shrimp cocktail), main dish (whole fish) and my drink less than 6€.
Right before we went to the guided night tour through the city, which wasn’t that good, I enjoyed the dusk from our terrace.
Today we will start, without any hurry, around noon to get to Merida. On our way we’ll try to get to another Mayan pyramid. Then after two more nights in Merida we’re finally on our way to awesome Cancun beach where we rented a house with pool right at the sea.
Can’t wait for the wicked weasels 😀
Streets of Campeche
After a short night we walked through the old streets of Campeche and enjoyed the nice colorful houses. We took the car to get a little outside the town to one of two forts which have been protecting the city in bygone times.
The fort was also a museum with a lot of interesting pieces which have been left by the Maya’s. The whole known history got explained very good. Well, at least the parts which have been available in English were very good.
View from our terrace
For lunch we went to eat fish once again. Wasn’t that great, especially the service. As we noticed that they charged the tip already, we complained and left without tipping the waiter. Tonight we gonna stay in, sitting on the terrace high above the housetops of Campeche and drink some cold beverages. 😀
Our destination for today: Campeche. A ride about 700-800km long. On Mexican streets.
Makes a total travel time of 10h+. After our arrival we were keen to see our two bed ensuite room.
Apparently theres just one bed which is not as big as mine at home. No Aircondition. It’s gonna
be cozy. 😀
The hostel looks awesome from the outside and the common areas are pretty cool to. The very positive first impress came to an end as we saw the very small, hot and stinky room. At least
it’s a bit more clean than in Veracruz. Tomorrow Jo and I will change rooms and trade the
batroom ensuite against a second bed.
Internet costs about $10/h which is not that bad, but the lack of wireless is. 🙁