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... else 5 pesos! I must have that air of a dumb tourist. That evening a few of us organised to meet up at a local restaurant. Me, Mary and Carlos/Ignacio (still haven't decided what to call him yet) went early and asked for a table of 7 with the expectation that the others would join us. Except they never turned up! So we felt all rejected and then the heavens opened and the biggest thunderstorm I've ever seen crashed down on us. There was such ...
... There were small groups, probably families, kneeling on the floor in front of a cleared space of pine needles. Dozens of candles would be lined up and lit in the cleared space on the floor. Chants and prayers would commence whilst offerings were placed before the candles - these ranged from bottles of Coca-Cola, beer, some clear liquid, chicken eggs and even live chickens. One family group had a woman's blood pressure ...
... on 4 August, Saint Matthiew on 22 September, Christmas, and many others. Thanks Mr Wikipedia.
Back to town and a late lunch was at Tortas Locas.
That evening it was Tristen's turn to try his hand with the pinata being his birthday.
Dinner at a Trip Advisor ...
... their neck and offer him up to her god.
Men going around clearing burnt down candles and wax off the floor clearing space for the next batch of candles to be laid out and burnt
Eventually we had to leave and pull ourselves back into the reality of normal Mexican life - not quiet sure how we felt but knowing we had witnessed something very special and sacred.
As I said you really need to experiance this for yourself to understand - ...
... bewildered by the absolute huge amount of mango and avocado trees in this country- as we are both well and truly obsessed with both! We just can't believe how many there are! We have been making our own guacamole again after buying cheap avocados and fresh ingredients in markets and supermarkets. While at Hostel Erni, we sat on the rooftop for 'chip and dip' of guacamole, beer and limes and Scrabble tournaments!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking