El Sumidero Canyon
Trip Start Jul 06, 2006
21Trip End Aug 01, 2006
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The canyon was gorgeous if you kept your head up. Look down and you see thousands of cruddy plastic bottles. The guide said this was do to throwing garbage into drains and the rain brings it down to the canal. I think people just dump their trash into the water without thinking. To be fair, most of the canyon looked clean enough. The trash "only" congregated in certain bends.
The walls of the canyon rise up to one kilometer high and are covered in greenery
When I returned, I wandered around the town and stumbled into a salsa class in the back room of a bar. I attended and learned I have trouble following. Does that sound familiar to any of you? Don't answer that. The teacher was really quite good and he gave me some good pointers, should I ever be brave enough to head down to Roccopulco in the Mission District of SF. The very strong drinks were two for one so I gave my extra one to the bartender. After the class - an hour for USD $2.50! - I went to the front of the bar, where an aging hippy with a guitar was taking requests. I asked for Wish You Were Here. He knew it, of course (Syd Barrett RIP).
I went to the Amber Museum, which as you may guess has bits of amber in it. As far as I could tell the bits were categorized according to the insects trapped inside: spiders, mosquitos, bees, etc. The woman who worked there told me many interesting things in spanish about amber and insects. Thank you, interesting woman.