Hotel La Ceiba
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... The cactus grows til it's 10 or 12, gets chopped down to like a crown shape. Then cooked in an oven like a hangi. Then ground up using a stone wheel powered by a horse. Then fermented for 14 days. He pulp then shoveled into a oven with a hot fire underneath it. The steam is condensed and is the alcohol that is then put into the barrel before bottling. Quite a smelly place and the mezcal very smoky flavored. Interesting. Then the drive began. ...
... we drank (at one point the oldest man Abraham, who I was talking with the most shouted tequila, not a shot... A bottle), we ate food platters also shouted by Abraham, we danced (all the guys wanted a dance with Bobbie) and we had a great time. Throughout the night we went to 2 other night clubs, every time we get drunk and go out to clubs in Mexico local people love to come up and talk to you, it spreads around the bar that English speaking white people, or Australians ...
... my L foot slipped out of the stirrup, being the world class horseman that I am. Not expecting much from the picture taken aboard Jumpy during the first leg.
We stopped our horses above SJC around 1025, instructed not to take pix inside the church nor of the locals. This is very traditional area.
There was a festival in SJC today, making for a really atmospheric time. We were given until 1145 to meander about.
Some bottled version ...
... that was going on in this area very recently. Perhaps I should re-phrase that to say "which continues", as it's clear that the position of the indigenous people is still not fully respected. They suffer from "civilisation" trying order them....and it makes me think of my great-grandfather John Bellows and his efforts to assist the Doukhobors who also just "wanted to be left alone".....
... which takes place there from 4 to 23 January every year to honor local patron saints.
In 2010, the festival was included in UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists , as "Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de Corzo".Since then, the event has evidently experienced a surge in interest, making the Dance of the Parachicos the ...