On the coast of Southern Mexico, there are 40 of the friendliest, kindest and most hospital people you will ever meet. Playa Grande may not be large, but it is full of character and long, pristine beaches. A visit to this village is well worth the journey off the beaten path.
Deep in the state of Chiapas in Mexico is a hotbed of ancient Mayan ruins. Palenque is the largest and grandest of them all. Amazingly, only 2 percent of the ruins have been uncovered—which means there is still a whole Mayan city buried in the jungle!
Originally I had wanted to drone over Palenque. I brought my drone, hiked up a temple and hid on the top while I assembled my drone. I knew it wasn't necessarily legal to fly my drone but I thought if they couldn't find me then no harm done. Right as I was about to take off, a guard came around the top of the temple and found me. He calmly told me that I couldn't fly there and if I did I would be fined $20,000 pesos. Ouch! So maybe it's better that I didn't fly my drone although I really wanted to. This video, then, is only from the ground. And without my glidecam! (They told me I couldn't bring that in either). Sorry about the shakes!