The town of Xpujil is in the middle of nowhere, except for being on Highway and the jumping off point for those wanting to visit the Calakmul Biosphere Reseve and the extensive Mayan city ruins deep in the jungle. It was nondescript, yes, but that gave it a certain charm.
I saw a lot of beetles in Mexico. A year before my visit they were still in production in the city of Pueblo.
A pedlar of food snacks on a tricycle on the streets of Xpujil.
A rsusted street sign.
On 8 March news had reached Mexico that the supermarket shelves in the UK were devoid of toilet rolls. At this time there were only about 10 recorded cases of Coronavirus in Mexico.
Hotel Victoria in the centre of town
One of many artriculated tankers that roll along Highway 186 through the centre of Xpujil
Calle Chicana, Xpujil
Lots of trucks in this town
Painted wooden homes in Xpujil.
Sitting in the middle of the dual carriageway passing through Xpujil, the plaque bemeath this artwork read "A hermosa planta del maize". To the beautiful corn plant (which was worshipped in the MAyan civilisation) although the symbolism is a little lost on me.
If there was an award for the most functional police station architecture in Mexico then this might be in the running.
Xpujil has its own Mayan ruins on the edge of the town. This is 'Estructura IV'.
'Estuctura I' or only slightly more romantically "The Building of the Three Towers" at the Xpujil Mayan archeological site
More of 'Estuctura I' including Mayan hieroglyphics carved into the stone
Yet another extraordinarily long truck rolls down the main street of Xpujil on Highway 186