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... right next to me only inches from his powerful jaw. Once I stood up and turned around to walk away Bobbie said he jumped at the cage like he was going to attack me, I think he was still hungry. Once we had finished feeding the jags we headed up the walking track to the small creek, it wasn't much but we did see some interesting caterpillars on the walk. One the way back down to the park I had a quick dip in the pool to cool off, we only had half hour until we had to leave and I ...
... shape that looked like a Christmas tree.
Eventually we came out the other end of the canyon to the realization that the body of water we were in was a man-made lake behind a huge hydro-electric scheme which had dammed the river.
At this stage a rather irritating Aussie (there’s always one!) started whinging about wanting to go to the loo. Huh. He had to wait (like the res of us) until we got back to the landing-stage and got off the ...
... also bring a chicken which the shaman then first holds above the candles and rubs around the person. It is then killed (by twisting the neck) inside the church, and later cooked and eaten by the 'sick' person. He or she then has to remain in bed for 5 days while the bones of the chicken are buried at the place where the traumatic event was experienced. The chicken is regarded as a replacement for the soul of the person, which ...
... 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.
I Arrived in Tuxtla around 11am (late because of the road damage caused by the recent rains in South Mexico) and got a taxi to our friend Malena's house. She lives in a private neighbourhood, gated and guarded in a really nice house. The place has all marble floors and a pool - really nice house. When i arrived, Malena was away at the beach so i was met by her families driver and cook who had instructions to show where i could shower and ...
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