Hotel Maria Eugenia
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... my forearm as testament to that. First the man fed him, he put the tongs up high so the massive jaguar had to stand on its hind legs to get the meat, he was a lot more aggressive at taking the meat from the tongs, his head was huge and his body was very muscular. When the man gave me the tongs I did the same thing, I held the meat high and the mighty cat launched onto his hind legs and grabbed the cage with his huge clawed feet, it was amazing. We then took a bunch of photos ...
... myself in there.
After rather a chilly night in Na Bolom, I also decided that I would change Hotels and I'd do my research for that when I returned from the day-trip.
I turned up at the tour agency at the appointed time and discovered that the other participants on the trip were a couple of of young Koreans whose English was almost as non-existent as their Spanish. I have no idea how they managed! We were picked up by our rather sullen ...
... big sleeping policeman and immediately slid down the bus when the driver slammed on the brakes for some reason. Despite crawling around the floor with a torch I couldn't find it. I thought that was it - someone had found it and kept it. Fortunately an hour and another slam on the brakes later, it rolled down the stairs at the front of the bus with a loud crash and I had my phone back!
But disaster nearly struck again when I ...
... feathers catching the light perfectly. What a great photo that would have made!
At the small stream crossings, dozens of brightly colored butterflies fluttered about, dancing silently. So many colors! Many landed quietly on the undersides of leaves, clossing their fragile wings and disappearing perfectly. When they fluttered off again, the insides of their wings was often so differently colored. There were orange and black ones, pale green and ...
... save the jaguar which was numerous in the area not that long ago.
A hydroelectricity dam was constructed (in the late 70's, I think) which raised the level of the river in the gorge allowing it to be navigated by boat. Up until that time only 2 expeditions had been able to get down the canyon.
After 3 nights in Tuxtla it was back on the bus at 11.30pm to travel for 8 hours to Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast as we start to make our way towards Puerto Vallarta for ...