City Express Tuxtla Gutierrez
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... 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 ...
... convinced to go on our hostel's weekly pub crawl which started at three in the afternoon. Needless to say that 3pm tequila shots are not conducive to a long night and we were all neatly tucked in bed by 10pm. It must have been a good afternoon as we managed to sleep through an small earthquake/tremor that occurred later that evening! The early night turned out to be a blessing as we had an 8am bus to catch the next morning to ...
... languages, traditions and customs have survived despite hundreds of years of Spanish rule. The Spanish brutally forced Catholicism upon the indigenous people and built churches everywhere. In the most extreme church I visited today, live chickens were being slaughtered, local hooch made from sugar cane, drunk out of coke bottles was being offered up and candles were being lit covering every single surface including the floor. I have visited my fair share of ...
... with a few years ago - the enterprise has expanded somewhat since then!) how they:
- weave: using the traditional backstrap method;
- make tortillas: which we got to taste with beans, cheese and salsa, yummy;
- drink poch: the local, fairly potent, spirit made from sugar cane and flavoured with cinnamon and jamaica, surprisingly tasty.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center