Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez
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... got back to the reception we had to go back up to the highway to wave down a cab, it didn't take to long and we were in a cab on our way back. After another half hour in the cab we were back in the city, we got money and a drink and went to the hotel. We got our bags and got in another cab to the bus station. We arrived at 6.25 and got on the 6.30 bus. Luckily the bus to San Cristobal is only just over an hour. We got in a bit before 8pm and got a taxi after a short wait to our ...
The ruins themselves were impressive also, particularly this temple structure at the top of a hill with a persevered roof lattice, one of the best surviving of its kind.
After a rather measly lunch, we headed to the small site of Bonampak, famous only because it has (apparently) the best preserved pre-Columbisn murals in the Americas. There were three small rooms covered on all 4 walls and on the ceiling with ...
... brown ones, red ones and I even saw a giant iridescent blue one that looked a bit like a blue morpho.
The island has captive animals in cages that many visitors enjoy looking at and being photographed beside. There were two jaguars, an ocelot, a puma and many scarlet macaws. They are all such incredibly beautiful animals, especially the cats! And it made me so sad to think of them spending every one of their days trapped in cages. We did not ...
... to Malena's house, then went to a small colonial town nearby called Chiapa de Corzo - a nice little town with a picturesque plaza and church. We walked around, tried some traditional candies and Malena pointed out the traditional dress, and explained how people from different towns and villages are identified by the colours of their clothes. After made a trip to a near by waterfall that flows out of a cliff face from an underground ...
... had a live mexican band playing accompanied by 5 beers for just under 3 dollars. The music saydee said was a little like as they would play at a wedding although on the much lower scale of the budget. It was good fun and the beers helped with it being so loud, we got well in the swing of things and had even broken into the tequila by the time we had to leave to get the bus. This probably worked out best though to not be too distressed by all the mayhem of a friday night ...
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