A trip to a magical town: Cuetzalan

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The zócalo (center)

We arrived about 11 pm to Cuetzalan, streets had very few people around and we asked directions to get get to our hotel. People who helped were friendly and it was funny becuase from all the explanations the only coclusion we had was that taking any street would get us there, so we strarted to following randomly one of those slopping streets.

The next morning we discover fantastic views, a very traditional athmosphere and delicious food. I was very happy because my grandmother was born in little town also close to Cuetzalan (Teziultlán) and she was always very proud of all the amazing things this places have to offer. We went to the center of the town, and found children willing to show us the sorroundings: a waterfall and the ruins for a tip.

Just outside my hotel room, enjoing the view and waiting for a hot chocolate
That's when we met Carlos, an 8 year old kid full of energy.

We spend the entire day with him, and we got to see the tropical rain forest, giant ferns, the Otomí Ruins: Yohualichan and a big cave... and ofcouse, great food. When you walk troguh the little town, the markets, the people, you get a to sense a very special, people seems very calm and lieving life in different timing... you can feel how they keep and defend many of their ancient traditions.

Most of the people sell the vegetables and fruits grown in their own yards, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, macadamia nuts and a big variety of tropical fruits and their handcrafts. I'm looking forward to go back and relax in the foggy nights and sunny days!

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The zócalo (center)
The zócalo (center)
Just outside my hotel room, enjoin…
Just outside my hotel room, enjoi…
Dina, Lieven and Carlos
Dina, Lieven and Carlos
Our guide after a refreshing swim:…
Our guide after a refreshing swim…
A giant fern
A giant fern
The Otomí ruins: Yohualichan
The Otomí ruins: Yohualichan
Every place I go Im ready to pet …
Every place I go I'm ready to pet…
Cascada Las Brisas, brrrrr, very c…
Cascada Las Brisas, brrrrr, very …
Carlos and me, after a running rac…
Carlos and me, after a running ra…
Dina and Ghostboy
Dina and Ghostboy
Hotel Casa de Piedra and the tower…
Hotel Casa de Piedra and the towe…
Dina and Mr. Ghostboy
Dina and Mr. Ghostboy
The entrance to the cave
The entrance to the cave
inside the cave
inside the cave
Carlos, showing off his circus hab…
Carlos, showing off his circus ha…
Mmmmmm, I can say that was delicio…
Mmmmmm, I can say that was delici…
The field
The field
Getting ready to start the day
Getting ready to start the day
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