Crowne Plaza Hotel Tuxtla Gutierrez
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... from what I could understand is they need a big enough group to leave on the boats so we had to wait. We waited 45 minutes while a big tour group of business men gathered, eating finger food and drinking a drink that looked like muddy water, being entertained by xylophonists and dancing girls. Eventually they had all arrived and we piled into the tour boat and made our way down the Sumerido canon. The Sumerido canon is a famous tourist destination in the Chiapas region of Mexico, ...
... late afternoon and chilled for a while watching tv with the air con to cool us off. That night for dinner we walked right down the central ave to see what we could find, we found some good taquerias, but didn't feel like Mexican, instead we went to a Chinese buffet that was pretty cheap and the food was surprisingly good. That night, while I was going to the corner shop to get an ice cream I got asked by an attractive lady who spoke fluent english who ...
... a warm welcome when we arrived after such a long trip. The streets are cobblestoned and the buildings have a colonial Spanish feel. The food is fantastic and we have sampled our fair share of delicious Mexican Malbec. We relaxed into our first couple of days in San Cristobal then today went on a tour to the Sumidero Canyon, an incredible piece of natural beauty formed at the same time as the Grand Canyon in the States. We took ...
... when one of the locals came and told me to put my camera away.
One of the horsemen (the oldest and dodderiest, it seemed) climbed onto his saddle (supported by a couple of younger chaps) and put up something on a rope. I wasn't quite sure what he was doing and the crowd gave constant advice when the rope wasn't level. I came to the conclusion that this must be all part of the tradition because on the basis that they've been doing this ...
... in front of them performing rituals. The practices performed there seem strange to us outsiders, but our guide explained is some of the rituals in more detail. The people here believe that a traumatic experience can make the soul leave the body, making the person depressed. This person then visits a shaman, who tells them how many candles they need to burn at the church (its only certain numbers like a multiple of 3 or 7 or ...