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Old 03-09-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Driving from Palenque to Campeche...

... you may want to make a pit stop in Champotón


It may be a tad windy...












The gulf of Mexico can be very calm and flat at times


But the seafood keeps rocking anyway
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And when you arrive at the city of Campeche at night, you can set sail







some UFOs will greet you outside the Old City Walls





but this guys are the weirdest of all the city


bealive it or not, this is the..


Chamber of representatives of Campeche, jaaaaaa




Some gosths from the past will barren your crossing



this city was assailed by pirates (not of the Caribbean, but of the Gulf)



Looking for treasures, but if you behave you will be awarded the key of the city


to open this door







to get here





and get the goods



Click the following picture to view the video.


A freshly made Marquesita,
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"Marquesita"? que es?

more fotos, please! keep it coming!
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I really liked Campeche City. Looking forward to exploring more of it! Great pics!
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Wonderful pictures Jesus! I love Champoton. We were driving from Palenque to Mérida and stopped in Champoton for lunch. Dave and I ate some amazing breaded fish there.
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"Marquesita"? que es?

more fotos, please! keep it coming!
It's something like crepes, but using the dough to make ice-cream cones.
In the video, the guy is cooking the marquesita on both sides, while still soft and malleable, the gouda cheese is added and the thing rolled, when the guy finishes rolling and wrapping it, its hard as the ice cream cone, but thinner and is still warm, the cheese inside is melted.

The traditional have just Gouda cheese, but you can have Nutella, cajeta, condensed milk or in some cases marmalade

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When you visit Campeche city, stop at the bakery "Panaderia San Angel" that is in the avenue that comes from the highway to Champoton.
Interactive image, the corner is Del Regil / Colosio
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=campec...32.67,,0,-9.31

The bread and buns are excellent, I got some muffins in my way to Calakmul and they were so good that even after two days in the car, the texture, humidity, flavor were still as good as the first day.


In Escarcega when you get your pit stop / refueling, do it at the gas station close to the Burger King and have something at BB, they have clean restrooms and free WiFi.

escarcega, Campeche, Mexico - Google Maps
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Wonderful pictures Jesus! I love Champoton. We were driving from Palenque to Mérida and stopped in Champoton for lunch. Dave and I ate some amazing breaded fish there.
In Champoton I stopped at two different locations one in the way to Campeche and the other in the way back to Calakmul.

the first was a very very popular with locals little restaurant, I passed around town 2 times looking for something looking good, there were dozens of little carts selling seafood, but all were empty or had only 1-2 customers, this other was packed and the customers were locals in long pants and families with little kids, so this was the place to stop.

champoton, Campeche, Mexico - Google Maps

No view, lots of wind, but the food was very good (the last picture with the red plastic mantelpiece)

On the way back from Campeche city, the restaurant zone before hitting town is a matter of which one you like, by fortune the one I chose had the view with the birds at sunset and it's where the shrimp cocktail pic was taken.

champoton, Campeche, Mexico - Google Maps
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Jusus...Gracias Amigo.

Nice trip with excellent pictures. Going to Campeche in the summer. My daughter loves Marquesitas!
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