Zoe and Ed's Travels
We are spending the night in Campeche, as a way of breaking up the bus journey from Palenque to Merida. It is also a very pretty town, with many painted buildings lining narrow streets, and a broad avenue along the seafront. It also has a couple of bits of city wall remaining, each with a small attached fortress. One of them contains what must be the world's smallest museum, which we visited; one small room containing eight paintings and four small display cases of weaponary. Campeche is a pleasant town, and makes a change from the last couple of places we have visited, both of which were very touristy; as there's not a lot to see here in the way of major sights I don't think that many people bother stopping. We found a nice hostel by just wandering the streets largely aimlessly when our first choice refused to book us in until 3pm. This one is much better, and has free Internet, hence the large number of new photos which have appeared on our site. Tomorrow we are planning to get the bus to Merida; it's only a three hour trip so should leave us some time in the afternoon to look around. Apparently there isn't a great deal to see in Merida either, but it's the base for visiting some more Mayan ruins.