Finally to Jalcomulco

Alzar School | 21.10.07

Kristin and I spent a day in Orizaba, took in a movie ($2.50 each!) and visited the art museum there, which was featuring an exhibit on the African-Mexican history and cultures. Then, we only had a three hour ride today up to Jalcomulco, the whitewater town we are considering as a future basecamp for Alzar. Our initial impression is positive. The town sits right on the Rio Jalcomulco, and we have arranged to rent kayaks to paddle at least one of its stretches tomorrow. There are a number of different runs near here, and we plan on hitting up as many as possible. The town itself is a perfect size… big enough to have internet access, hotels, and other amenities, but off the beaten track. Our students will love it. We´ll write more tomorrow, but wanted everyone to know that we had made it to our destination. We´ll be here for at least a few days.