Gran Hotel De France

Oriente 6 y Sur 5, Orizaba, Campeche, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Orizaba

Tequila Tour

A travel blog entry by frawldog on Feb 15, 2014

7 photos

... of the sidewalks had obsidian. The obsidian comes from the volcanoes nearby. There are quite a few active volcanoes in this area of Mexico. The last stop of the trip was in Tequila Town. Tequila Town is a typical Mexican town that has a bit of character with the typical cathedral, square and locals trying to sell you tours of the plantations. I guess the big difference
is that the square has ...

Finally!

A travel blog entry by nacrobat on Jan 25, 2014

4 comments

... was a little pricey. After paying, however, I put all thoughts of money aside and settled in to enjoy the tour. The distillery is actually part of a beautiful hacienda with historic buildings dating back to 1870, and lovely grounds with a citrus orchard. Interestingly, the citrus trees play an important part in what makes Herradura so tasty and special. After the blue agave plant is discarded of its long leaves by the jimador (harvester) and the core or piņa is ...

Flexico.

A travel blog entry by lanepelham on Aug 14, 2010

... headed out. I am not a fan of road trips in the United States, I am not sure why, but I never really liked that form of travel. But here I love it. The sites are beautiful and it is a great opportunity to pretend I am sleeping so I can listen to the Spanish they speak in peace and focus on the words without having to respond. The first day we left mid-day and traveled for five hours. We arrived at night in a city that I think I remember being called Tehaucan, and stayed ...

Arriba – Abajo – al Centro – al

A travel blog entry by gatogo on Apr 03, 2010

3 comments, 70 photos

... well as how the fertilization and reproduction takes place. Tequila production is actually rather simple and involves squeezing the juices out of the heart of the blue agave plant, the “pineapple.” After cooking the pineapple, it is broken up into small pieces. The alcoholic percentage of this by-product is too great to be sold to a consumer at this stage. It needs to be diluted ...

You have a friend in Tequila

A travel blog entry by lilianna on Jan 18, 2010

4 photos

... reason for our trip, tequila. Tequila is made using traditional family recipes. The root of the blue agave cactus is distilled to make this potent drink. Our guides had included a trip to an agricultural college that specialized in using some non-traditional ingredients. There we were treated to a tasting. We sampled some tequilas that were made from blackberries, tamarind and mango. We also enjoyed some of the more customary tequilas that ranged from the young Blanco or silver ...

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This hotel, located on Oriente 6 y Sur 5, Orizaba, is near Calle Independencia.
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