This morning we decided we wanted to leave Mexico a few days early. This doesn’t have anything to do with the stolen iPad incident from yesterday, although it was while discussing this we also made the decision to bail early in this trip. When we planned this trip we were heading straight for Oaxaca and Chiapas from Mexico City. At the last minute we decided to visit a friend who is wintering in Morelia. This is WEST of Mexico City, while our original destination was SOUTH and EAST of Mexico City. While we were in the area we also
We loved Taxco but after two nights there we were ready to move on. We had fried eggs, refried beans, and tortillas for breakfast at a stand in the Mercado. ($2). We asked for salsa picante and watched the owner put tomatoes, peppers, garlic, salt, and onion in the blender for our fresh salsa. After breakfast we visited the Spratling Museum ($2). William Spratling was an American designer and silversmith who was inspired by prehistoric artifacts uncovered in the Taxco region. The upper two floors of the museum contain preHispanic objects and pottery and the lower level has many
Taxco was built on the side of a mountain and the roads are narrow, steep, and paved with stones. They are very reminiscent of hill towns in Sicily, and were built when the major mode of transportation was by foot or mule. The town is now filled with old VW Bugs that go up and down the steepest hills. Often they have to back up several times to turn a corner. We did most of our traveling on foot. Before we set out for the day we had breakfast at our hotel. It took four people half an hour
I’m trying something new. Previously I’ve always waited until I returned from a trip to blog about it. I’ve downloaded the WordPress app that supposedly will enable me to upload posts directly from my IPhone. This post will be very short–we’ll see how it goes! We left for the latest Mexico trip about a week ago. We just arrived in Taxco today after a circuitous route via Morelia, Huetamo, and Altimirano. This former silver mining town in built on steep hills and the altitude is just high enough so that the weather is perfect. We’ve got a great room
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This was our favorite “hang out” town on our last Mexico trip. Guanajuato has just the right mix of colonial architecture, varied geography, great climate, interesting sites, and just enough tourists to make it a fun place to spend a few days (or more.)
Our first major destination on our Mexican ghost towns trip was the old mining town of Real de Catorce. The spirits are kept a bay during the day by the crush of day trippers, but the area’s spiritual energy can be felt as dusk falls, or as you hike into the abandoned ruins that surround the town.