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... was held. There were interesting steles that related to the seasons and important legends and events.
We then went to the small, colourful town of Tuxtla Chico well known for its cocoa plantations and production. We visited the home of an artisan chocolate maker, Mrs Parra. She was the world champion chocolate maker in 2010 and has represented Mexico in expos. She has recently been to France and Italy. We watched her and a helper make chocolate from ...
... cooler climates. No purchases here today other than a magneto for Jean. We’re scheduled to hit Huatulco, MX tomorrow and our friends from Salmon Arm have arranged a tour for us with one of their contacts so we’ll head off the ship at 7:00 a.m. and look for Jose in a red shirt sitting at a bakery in a yellow building. Hopefully this goes better than our disaster in Puerto ...
... I wasn't comfortable enough pulling the camera out.
It was fun to add up how much our trip cost and when we added up the Guatemalan quetzales we spent along with the pesos, door-to-door, it cost approximately $23 CDN - a far cry from the more than $150 for the private shuttle. Plus, we saved the 20Q at the border. When we got to the hotel, the Spanish-speaking clerk offered us a room for 280 pesos ($23 CDN). With my hand, I motioned "lower" and he dropped the price to 250 pesos - ...
... berries were in Spanish. They had never heard of berries before, except for black berries, but they have their own word in Spanish for them specifically (moras I think). Anyway, I succeeded by saying "es lo que comen los osos" (it's what bears eat!) and showing them a picture. So much fun learning from each other.
Tomorrow I start volunteering at Primeros Pasos...ayyyyyyyyyeeee!!!
Todo mi amor,
We set off in the back of the truck from town just before midnight, and started the hike at 12.20pm. Unfortunately it was VERY cloudy so the lack of torches wasn't ideal, especially when it started raining and getting slippy, but we made do! The first 40 minutes was to the base of the volcano where we stopped for a break and some trail mix - a yummy mix of different nuts. From here the walk got even steeper and we were climbing up rocks and very uneven ...