El Faisan y el Venado
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... audio guide in English was available.
The building swoops down a hillside moving you down from the earlest history to the last stages of pre-Hispanic development. And many of the artefacts are breathaking in their beauty, in the miracle of their preservation (life-size pottery models of gods etc) and in the excellence of the preservation.
So that's it for this posting - a museum to be celebrated and lots of photos of exhibits.
... funny story! We came back for one last night in El Tunco at the one and only Papaya Lodge. We had a lot of people to say goodbye to and I gave Nelson, the night guard/all round top bloke the pair of shoes I had that were too big for me. They fitted him perfectly and he was visibly stoked and gave me one of the Papaya Lodge work shirts. We had our shuttle booked for the next afternoon and we waited, not wanting to leave.... and then it never turned ...
... in another venue which the camp seemingly never runs out of. We were treated to barbecued meats, skewers, salads and pastas with wine. Next to the long table which held all 45 of us, a band serenading us with Jarana jarocha, a very local style of music characterized by the presence of a harpsichord.
Most of us, at least I, ate too much by the time the night was over, and it was another peaceful night's rest after the day of adventures.
... little waterfalls was rickety at best. There were literally places where you would step and the board would pop up on the other side, and spots where the boards were gone altogether so if you weren't paying attention your foot would fall through the hole! Ahahaah priceless. I didn't stop to take photos though because there was a big group behind us and one approaching, and the bridge wasn't designed for wide groups to pass across.
... tired and not quite at home on the water, there were alot of shaky kayaks today. Both Rena and I had a swim, I was mad at myself but had to just let it go. We got off the river about 4:30 p.m. and headed back to La Villa.
Back at the hotel we checked our emails and sat around talking until 6 p.m. Anna, Mil and Laura came down to the hotel with a snack of guacamole and chips and plenty of water. Tonight we were having out temazcal ...