The drive from San Cristobal to Palenque is not very far, kilometers wise but the roads are a maze of twists and turns ,with views of deep valleys and high terrain. The scenery really did remind me of Guatamala ,which I visited many moons ago.
All was going well until we hit Ocosingo the main town of the Zapatistas rebel forces .Saying rebel forces sounds rather harsh , they were, but now they seem a little bit more peaceful in their actions.One of the ways of getting the government to listen to their pleas is to blog the federal highway and this happened to us.
It was a long waiting game about 2 hours but our guide Sergio tried very hard to negotiate . One could say he was successful because instead of what could have been a 5 hour delay became a 2 hour delay.It was interesting to watch people passing by the bus with all their goods walking to the otherside where taxis would be waiting for them to take them further on their journeys… It is very well set up as this happens frequently.
Street vendors come out to sell food, refreshments and it is just a communal thing
Here below is one seller heading home as we just heard they would open the road up again for a couple of hours
So it seems we would have enough time to stop at Agua Azul for just a short time .
I have seen it before but happy to go again and with people who had never visted .