Thursday, 28 March 2013

Maerida Day 22 - Campeche

Its 10:30pm and we got home at 10 after leaving the house at about 8:45am. Needless to say this wont be a long post, I just want to go to bed.
We planned to take the bus to Chichen Itza today but got to the bus station about the time the bus was leaving and the next one wasn't for 3 hours so instead we booked a ticket on the bus to Campeche which was leaving in about an hour and a half. While we were waiting we explored the area south of the CAME bus station. There are 2 nice squares and some quiet neighbourhoods.
Templo de San Sebastion
We checked out the churches in the squares. The one below was used in a movie and the square was supposed to be in a village. We know this because on one of our tours we stopped here for the Mexican tourists to take pictures of it and they explained why.
The Hermitage of Good Travel
We got back to the bus station and caught our bus to Campeche. It took about 2 and a half hours and was a nice luxury bus with a movie playing and a washroom,. Cost us about $36 each, return.
ADO CAME bus station, Merida
We arrived at the Campeche bus station and realised that because we had done this on impulse we had no tour books, had done no research and basically had no clue where the town was in relation to the bus station. Luckily, as we were standing outside the station wondering what to do, a local bus went by and just like the ones in Merida, the last think on its route list, on the window, was the word "Centro". We figured that was a good place to start.
Campeche appears to be almost as big as Merida so the bus took at least 15 mins to get downtown and drove around the outside of the walls of the old town - Centro Historico.
The first sight of the Campeche Cathedral, behind the walls.
We walked into the historic area and into the main square.
Its no good, I'm too tired to do this tonight. I will do a second post for Day 22 tomorrow morning. So stay tuned, more Campeche to come.

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