Yaxchilán and Bonampak
STP (Servicios Turisticos de Palenque) picked me up at 6 a.m. for a trip back in time, to a
lost world. We had a long day ahead. Our destinations: Yaxchilán and Bonampak.
This was European backpack country, few Americans, but today my seatmate was Deborah,
a health benefits administrator from Wisconsin, who was traveling alone. We were a mixed
group, English, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, and a German, mostly couples. Europeans seek
cultural adventures, and Mexico is "land exotic" to them.
I mentioned to the driver, "Looks like a new road."