Trip Start Mar 14, 2004
315Trip End Ongoing
The festival had this weird parade of hundreds of people on horseback. When the parade ended, there wasn´t really anyplace special for people to go with their horses so they just rode around town and drank beer. This made moving about the crowded streets somewhat precarious as drunken riders mixed with people on foot. Several times, I found myself dodging out of the way of a horse coming through the crowd.
In the evening we hung out at a great bar, La Fabrica, owned by a girl from Denmark. Finally, I heard some normal American rock and not the miserable Mexican circus music they play here in Central America. That was a welcome break. I have also discovered my spanish skills increase proportionately to the number of beers I have to drink. My buddy Alberto from Spain, who is also fluent in english, would say "what the hell did you just try to tell me? Here, have some more and get back to me on that ... you´re getting better every beer." "OK, you´re the expert ... fill´er up".
Also, I am nearly finished painting the logo for Quetzaltrekkers and I´ll post a pic of that. I need to find brown paint to finish the project and my attempts to mix my own version have failed. That´s why the volcanoes are yellow. If you want, check out quetzaltrekkers.com.