City Express Tuxtla Gutierrez
Travel Blogs from Tuxtla Gutierrez
... basically a long but thin brown river that is cut through a beautiful mountain and cliff region. It's really breathtaking, the tour goes for about half an hour and along the way a guide talks, but due to only speaking Spanish we couldn't pick up much. We did see a crocodile on the bank of the river at the start of the tour just laying out in the sun, he was pretty big, when the guide spoke about the crocodile he mentioned Australia, from what I could tell he was saying the crocs ...
... was the manager to be in some photos that I assume would be for a website or flyer advertising the hotel, I accepted and sat with the manager and another couple around the kitchen area of the hotel chatting while a photographer took lots of pictures, also later while Bobbie and I were on our phones using the wifi on a couch in the foyer outside our room and the photographer walked past and took a few sneaky shots of us. Didn't do much else that ...
... to Lanquin and were pleasantly surprised at yet another brilliant hostel, El Retiro, right on the river with spectacular views and an excellent buffet dinner. Our day spent in Semuc Champey (only nine kilometres but hour drive from Lanquin) was one of our best yet. We started at the caves which was definitely a stretch of the comfort zone but so worth it. With each person holding a candle we entered the caves in a single file, at times holding ...
... firsthand and highly recommend it to anyone interested in different cultures. What I know and what I shared here is what we experienced, but also gathered from online resources, guidebooks and word-of-mouth, so we cannot vouch for the validity of every detail (hence all the "apparently's"!). With the veil of secrecy, complexity and isolation of this society I'm not sure we will ever know the whole truth of what really goes on. But I hope this provided a little ...
Despite taking 17 hours and leaving at 6.30 pm to travel through the night, the journey was surprisingly pleasant and we both slept reasonably well. Its a wonderful way to appreciate the size of Mexico. We awoke in a different state (Chiapas) and the flat jungle of the Yucatan peninsular had been replaced by rolling hills not unlike the land surrounding stately homes in England with only the tropical vegetation to remind us that we are in Mexico. ...
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