Las Pozas

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Welcome to Las Pozas
Dr. Suess meet Salvador Dali.  This is what looks like happened at Las Pozas.  A two hour drive south from Valles, Las Pozas is nestled in the rainforest near the town Xilitla.  Las Pozas is the brain child of an eccentric English millionaire Edward James.  James spent 25 years transforming this former coffee plantation into what can be described as surrealistic art come to life in the form of reinforced concrete.  Las Pozas was still under construction when he died in 1984 after spending 7 million dollars on the transformation.  After his death his dream was to turn it into a public attraction.

We arrived at Las Pozas at midday and walked around the grounds.  We found a waterfall to repel down.  The place is amazing.
stairway to nowhere
  It is very hard to describe, so i will just post many pictures.  After everyone repelled, it was time for me to head back to Texas because I had to work, boooo.  Joe, Chase, and the Brits stayed behind and booked an ecclectic room on the grounds.  Byron, Ben, and I started the long journey back.  But first, Ben had to visit a business partner back in Valles.  So, we had dinner yet again in Valles at a taco street stand.  I am quite proud of my gastrointestinal tract for taking a beating like that and keep on keeping on.  I thought for sure I was going to have hot snakes.

So after the several hour delay in Valles we hit the road once again.  I drove all throughout the night, until I could not drive anymore.  Noone wanted to take the next shift, so all 3 of us passed out on the side of the road until morning, not recommended.
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Welcome to Las Pozas
Welcome to Las Pozas
stairway to nowhere
stairway to nowhere
bedroom
bedroom
The pools...what Las Pozas is name…
The pools...what Las Pozas is nam…
joe and chase
joe and chase
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Las Pozas
Lucy in the sky...
Lucy in the sky...
Hannah in the sky
Hannah in the sky
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check out the pose
check out the pose
Hannah
Hannah
Lucy
Lucy
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Hannah
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Me, Ben, Byron, and Hannah
Me, Ben, Byron, and Hannah
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another stairway to nowhere
another stairway to nowhere
one of the bedrooms
one of the bedrooms
balcony of the bedroom
balcony of the bedroom
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photo by: twilk76