There’s No Internet in the El Panchan Jungle, But There Are 12 Hour Techno Parties


When you go to Palenque, many people recommend that you find a bed in a place called El Panchan. It’s a little village tucked away in a reforested patch of jungle somewhere between the modern Palenque town and the ruins of Palenque. I arrive in Palenque town early in the morning and find a cab […]

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Awakening in a Dreamland


The taxi driver turns to look at me anxiously as we slow and then come to a halt in Mexico City rush hour traffic. He skillfully maneuvers around other taxis, big buses, small buses, regular cars — whatever he can do to get a few feet closer to the bus station where I’ll begin my […]

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