Monday, July 11, 2011

Nanci Yaga Reserva, Catemaco Mexico Part I

Nanciyaga Catemaco 005After a long night we arrived in Catemaco.

We had purchased bus tickets to leave Puebla at 11:40 Wednesday night.  The bus arrived in Puebla an hour late due to problems on the road coming from Mexico City.  It was a bus ride of 6 1/2 hours.  We were able to sleep a little but not so much.  There were maybe 5 or 6 different stops on the way to Catemaco.  We arrived in Catemaco at 7 A.M. and caught a taxi to the reserve.  The reserve was 20-25 minutes from the bus terminal.  When we arrived at the reserve we were told that our cabin would not be ready until 1 P.M. but we already knew that was the check in time.  So we climbed into the hammocks to take a nap.  About 8:00 A.M. they took pity on us and took us to our cabin which was the Rana (frog) cabin.  We stowed our belongings and went for a walk through the reserve.  There are lots of stone paths, statues, a hanging bridge, crocodiles, iguanas, etc. 

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Our first toast inside our cabin.  Our cabin was a matrimonial cabin but with 2 single beds.  Perfect!!  That is about all that fit in our cabin.  We had shelves up above for our gear.  After the self-guided tour, we took a nap.  The nap lasted for 5 hours but was so amazing.  No stereo, TV, computers, telephones, etc.  Only the noise of the jungle.  It was  heaven.


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Here are some of the statues and the medicine wheel.  The original people here where the Olmec's.

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