Fiesta Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez
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... was not really excited about anything, but once we saw the crocodile and got into the beautiful canon she was just as excited as me. After about half an hour to 45 mins we arrived at the Amiku adventure park, deep in the Sumerido canon. We first went into the bird Avery where we are able to handle Macaws and a spider monkey. I didn't think Bobbie would do it but she did, with both the monkey and macaw, she looked pretty scared the whole time, but did it and felt good for doing ...
... every hotel we've stayed at has cost more than the quoted price, they add a 18% in taxes that are not included in the quote but this hotel was more that 18%, it's pretty annoying because we book hotels by our budget and even when we think its going to be cheaper it's not. From now on I'm going to use the local currency (pesos) when I book so I can show them the quoted price and argue with them, because in the past ...
... made taco although not any of the other goodies which were bubbling away around the fire.
Of course the visit was capped off by some purchases of their wares and we then walked down to the centre of the community where everybody seemed to be congregating accompanied by music and fireworks. We were in luck - there was a FIESTA in full swing although it seemed to involve more hanging around than actually doing anything.
... everybody keeps an eye out for everybody. The first village was called San Juan Chamula. The people here still wear traditional clothing and speak an old mayan dialect. There are around 26 mayan communities left, and each have their own style of clothing and traditions. That way you can differentiate between de natives of that village, and outsiders. We went inside the church of the village, which is completely different from what ...
... a couple of rogues being escorted through the crowds by police to the town council, hanging their heads and crying. Who knows what punishment they face? Apparently shame (fuelled by gossip) in the community goes a long way as a deterrent here. Failing that, there's always jail. Serious crimes like rape and murder are adjudicated by state authorities outside of town.
Chamula is unusual and different in so many ways. I am glad we got to ...
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