After Puebla, we were driven to the Town of Tlachichuca at the base Orizaba. We had a nice rooms at Gerar's Hotel (sorry Gerrar for not getting any pictures!). This is at Maribel's compound. They make a living catering to those climbing the volcano. She prepares most excellent hand made breakfast and dinner and has rooms with beds that can be rented out. These are the family birds that Joaquin (who just happens to be Maribel's father, business owner and our personal driver for the truck trail that takes us up to the Piedro Grande hut) cares for.