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Published: April 12th 2014
So Tequila was fun. We spent 2 nights in propably the best accomodation yet. We couldnt decide on two cheaper places, one had really good reviews and one had no reviews...but a pool. We knew there wasnt a lot to do in Tequila so we went with the slightly cheaper one with no reviews...but a pool. We arrived and were given a huge room with an even bigger bathroom and spa bath. This did not match the price on our booking so we went and tried confirming with lady at reception. She spoke no English and we could not charade, um I dont think this is our room. After lots of confusion between 3 staff we eventually moved to a smaller room which was still awesome and noticed their price has since changed online so we got a bargain. Turned out there was lots to do in Tequila so not much time to swim....plus it was freezing so I didnt get in.
We couldnt decide on which Tequila house to go on a tour with and decided we would do Casa Sauza since we had been through the Sauza family museum which was really well done, and a bargain at
10 pesos. The tour started out in the agave fields where we got an explanation on cacti and agave and the difference. We then planted an agave plant each, I failed at this simple task so it was the end of practical participation on the tour for me. Daz had a go at harvesting a grown agave. After the agave fields we headed to the distillary. This place surprised me with the cleanliness, organisation and safety awareness. It was like being at a distillary at home with us given saftey gear and told to not step off the painted walkway. Through out the tour we were given tasters of the different tequilas. I reconfirmed that I cant shot straight Tequila, even their best smooth Tequila. Our tour guide said they get 9 bottles at Christmas and 1 on their Birthday, that to me is a lot of Tequila.
After the tour we headed to the main plaza where there was a restaurant with cheap Margaritas. We had a lot. We then headed to another tequila house Jose Cuervo and Daz wanted to taste their familia tequila which is apparently a fancy one. He got the biggest glass of tequila
and after our starter margaritas in the square was quite tipsy. We then noticed they sold these barrel mugs full of margarita and maybe in drunken stupidity we bought one each. We still think they are pretty cool but I really dont have room in my pack to be carrying a big wooden mug around. We ended up taking 100´s of photos with our mugs and we were very proud of them.
We wandered around Tequila and found some cool sites like and old fountain that used to be the towns only water source and a large open laundry from the olden days. The next day we had quite a bit of bus travel planned and we were not looking forward to it.
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