Hotel Del Carmen
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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Firstly - a quick note- after today we are heading to Palanque, then into Guatemala and the Tikal ruins. We already know that we will not have any internet (hotels we are booked at have asked us to bring cash as there is no eftpos machine. So there will not be any form of contact at all mums. Once we hit either Flores or Antigua we will flick you a note to let you know we are sweet. Today we explored more of San Cristobal de la Casas- and we have decided ...
... the guy was telling her to lower it, I found it all very funny, eventually she got the meat right in front of the crocs face and SNAP!!! The croc bit on the peg and broke it and took the meat, Bobbie screamed as it happened then felt bad the peg broke, but the guy laughed and seemed ok with it. He then took us further up into the park to do something I've always dreamed of doing, getting up close to a feeding a Jaguar. The first one was a smaller female, she was very pleasant and ...
... they must know how to make the rope level!
The doddery bloke got tired.... but eventually it was as required by the crowd and he got back into the saddle with a great flourish and picked something which looked like a jousting stick from another of the horsemen, rode up and whacked the thing hanging from the rope... and then they all rode off. It was all very confusing and we walked back to the minibus for the drive over to Chamula...
San Juan Chamulin is one of the highlights of our travels thusfar, and is most definitely the biggest culture shock to date. This Mayan village lies deep in the heart of Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico. Only about 50,000 colourfully-clad Tzotzil Mayans live there. A ten peso VW combi ride from San Cristobal de las Casas gets you there in just 20 minutes.
Time seemed to stand still as we sat and stared, taking in all that was going ...
... with a few years ago - the enterprise has expanded somewhat since then!) how they:
- weave: using the traditional backstrap method;
- make tortillas: which we got to taste with beans, cheese and salsa, yummy;
- drink poch: the local, fairly potent, spirit made from sugar cane and flavoured with cinnamon and jamaica, surprisingly tasty.