La Casa de Piedra
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- Breakfast Available
- Hot tub
- Non-smoking hotel
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... couple of days and take our clothes to their local laundry. It took about two hours or so to get there and we took an early lunch stop of rolls filled with ham, tomatoes, chilli salsa, Tomale (a starchy dough, usually corn-based, which is steamed or boiled in a corn leaf wrapper) and a local cheese that is like string wound up in a large ball. After lunch I'd thought it would be good to get a coffee at a cafe 100 metres from Andrew & Dany's flat and the guy ...
... surrounded by cows.
The area was great. The point where everyone was swimming and having picnics is at the end of the road and meets the entrance to a narrow canyon. About 200 meters into the canyon you can see the waterfall which isn’t visible from the shore. Since the only other option was to rent a raft and paddle in with a guide, which is unnecessary since it is impossible to get lost, I decided to swim in and ...
... very nervous. I don't have much experience creeking, or boofing or running waterfalls for that matter and that is what the Tomata consisted of entirely. This section of the Alseseca is pretty much solid class IV drops with a scattering of class II-III rapids in between. I tried my hand at class IV in October and had quite a few swims, so I wasn't really sure what was going to happen today!
We had our gear with us at breakfast and left right ...
... from Perote to Cuetzalan was via Tezuitla on AU, via Zaragoza on Via and then Via to Cuetzalan, where I eventually arrived at about 4.30pm - the connections were so good didn't get breakfast until Zaragoza at 3pm. The scenery, through lush rolling hills passing the Cofre de Perote and with views of Orizaba was great - beat going back to Puebla despite all the hassle & changes!
Was so tired when I arrived, a couple of bus ...
... vendors around the entrance. Then, on this second trip, during the week, it was much nicer and not crowded at all. As I said before, El Tajin is an important archeological site and covers a large area. The most important structure is the 365 Niches Pyramid. They've only excavated about 20 of the 100 or more structures, so there's always more work going on. There's also a ...