21 hours ago
Saturday, May 31, 2008
This is the pristine Otolum River below the Maya ruins of Palenque in Chiapas.
It was even more beautiful in person, if you can believe it. I've never met a grotto I didn't want to wallow in and it killed me that this was off limits. Later Diego and I walked up above the ruins into the rain forest where guards didn't watch the river and splashed around. After we emerged and made it back to the ruins I stepped in a nest of fire ants. Coincidence or a smiting?