Goodbye Mexico, Hello Belize
Just arrived in Corozal, in Belize. After almost 6 weeks through Mexico, we said adios and got quite easily into Caribean Belize. The last week was fantastic and maybe the best so far: best rides, nice city, great culture, various people and enough beers….
After we left Tuxtla (Wednesday 24 march) we headed for San Cristobal the las Casas to stay a few days. The ride was really great and brought us to 2100m, where the climate was a “warm” welcome after the heat of the last weeks.
Again we got stopped at a military post as in the last few days. So far we were quite lucky and only had to smile and wave, but not this time. They wanted to check our belongings, but after opening the bag with biker’s laundry, they somehow had seen enough. Quite impressive, all these heavily armed military posts along the way. The entire route from north to south has dozens of these posts.
We spent three nights in San Cristobal in the best hostel! Really nice place with a big patio where we met a lot of travelers from all over the world.
San Cristobal is really a very nice place to stay. Great city with very good coffee (we’ve really missed so far).
At night we enjoyed the bonfire in the hostel and went out afterwards. We also got our bikes serviced with new oil.
On Saturday (27th) we left San Cristobal and had the best ride to Palenque. A 230km curvy route through the mountains which led us into the jungle near Palenque.
What a blast! In Palenque we also stayed three nights in the jungle in el Panchan. On Sunday we visited the Maya ruins. Really impressive.
After the ruins we continued with a jungle tour to watch some hidden maya ruins (95% of the city is still overgrown by jungle!), monkeys and waterfalls.
At night we couldn’t sleep for hours because of a terrifying loud sound. Later on we heard it were the “brulaap” monkeys. The next two nights we slept with earplugs. In el Panchan we spent the evenings listening to live music and chatting with backpackers (we met in San Cristobal).
A great week, and a nice goodbye to Mexico. Time to discover Central America. We’ll spent a few days in Belize and after that go to Guatemala.
Thanks for all comments!
Hasto luego amigos,
PS: in Palenque we said goodbye to the Mo…