The Tequila Express Train


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February 13th 2010
Published: March 29th 2010
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This is the Tequila Express Train that takes you to the Herradura Distillery.
When heading to Mexico, my sister had told us about a little place called Tequila where tequila originated. We couldn't believe this and immediately thought "We need to go there!!" So here we are...we realized that in Guadalajara there is one of two remaining train lines that still function for people and it goes to Tequila, Jalisco. AMAZING! The price of the train to Tequila was 75$, but well worth every penny!! You arrive at the train station around 9:30 a.m. and enjoy music by the Tequila Express Mariachi band. Then at 10 a.m. you board the Tequila Express train and ride throughout the agave fields all the while enjoying as much tequila, mixed drinks and beer that you can muster. The train ride lasts about 2 hours and in that time you enjoy music from the Mariachi band as they make rounds serenading each train car. We arrived at the Herradura Distillery and learned the process of tequila making, starting with the agaves then prepping them for the piƱa ovens. We then made our way through the large Herradura property and learn about how tequila was made way back, and get to view the old methods of tequila making. At
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This band played for us on the train and on the grounds of the distillery.
the end of tour, we sit down to a buffet lunch with about 15 different mexican food options as well as salad bar and desserts. After dinner the Mariachi band plays again along with different traditional folk dancers, hat dancers and rope handlers. Once the show ended we boarded the train back to Guadalajara and ended the night by passing out at 6:30 p.m.

Ooooh tequila how we loved you that day.


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Picture with Karen DiazPicture with Karen Diaz
Picture with Karen Diaz

Karen is also a Mariachi Singer
Mid Trip SnacksMid Trip Snacks
Mid Trip Snacks

Of course all snacks in Mexico are always served with hot sauce!!
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Pinas

He is demonstrating how to remove the arms of the agave to get them down to the "Pina" so they can be cooked in the ovens
PinasPinas
Pinas

this is what they agave looks like after they are trimmed.
Pina OvensPina Ovens
Pina Ovens

this is where they extract the juices from the agave plants
dress up with a donkey!dress up with a donkey!
dress up with a donkey!

how could we resist a photo shoot with a donkey!!
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Mariachi Show

After dinner the Mariachi band put on another show for us!! It was grand!


17th May 2010

Violinist
I'm also digging that violinist... even though he's probably a teenager. Look at those snacks! Drinks! HOT SAUCE!

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