In a little town in the heart of Mexico, a long time ago a lightning bolt hit an agave plant. It cooked the plant and later the local people found that the cooked fermented plant produced a sweet juice that made them feel good. Ages later that little town was named Tequila and the drink was too. When we visited this little gem, we thought it would just be a simple fun time learning about how the world famous liquor was made at the main headquarters in Mexico, but what we did not realize is that the drink, and the town have an incredibly rich history and culture. The visit to the town turned into a truly memorable experience after we spent the day on the VIP
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Recently I posted the photos from the Jose Cuervo Destileria, which is located in the town of Tequila. Obviously the original seller of tequila in the region is a hot spot, but the town has a ton to offer. There are incredible restaurants, festivals and events nearly every day of the summer, and incredible scenery all around.
Back in Mexico, there is a special town named Tequila. As you all may have guessed, that is where Tequila comes from. It is one of the most charming cities we went to on the entire expedition and the tour of the Jose Cuervo headquarters was impressive to say the least. While you might expect the tour to be just a standard corporate tour coming from the one of the largest liquor brands in the world, it actually had an intimacy that was quite welcoming.
Mexico is a big country, the 14th largest country in the world by land area to be exact, and because Mexico is also a fairly developed country, that means we have a lot of pavement to put behind us before we cross the border back into the States. It is no real surprise that the roads in the major tourists areas such as the states of Quintana Roo (Tulum, Cancun), Yucatan (Merida) and Jalisco (Puerto Vallarta) are in really good condition, but you may be surprised to find that the roads in the rest of the country so far have also been in pretty descent shape.