On to Posada Barrancas & our hotel on the RIM
Trip Start Aug 25, 2007
12Trip End Sep 03, 2007
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We are going to pass the world's steepest corn fields, cross bridges and see more waterfalls. During the rainy season, it's all about the "greens." We'll pass slowly thru some small villages/towns. Many folks will wave to us. We wave back. The scenery keeps you attention, otherwise you would be anxious to get to our jump off place - the Posada Barrancas. We are going to be staying on the rim. This should be the scenic highlite of the trip. And we get to do a little hiking which makes it all the better
Ok, all this time on the train, and how many meals on the train, but what is the cost of the food? Figure $12 per meal plus a 10% tip per person. It's a Mexican sort of American mix. Even the kids will be happy! If you want to go cheap, bring on some power bars. But the best experience is sitting in a comfortable and modern dining car in a booth beside the over-large windows and watching a once in a lifetime view pass by. This is just part of what the train is all about. There's also a "bar car" with those same big windows. And you can almost bet you'll be addicted to those small viewing platforms. Forget about a good hair day. It just doesn't happen out there. You're also going to feel a little gritty with the dirt blowing occasionaly at you. But the views are worth it.