Travel Blogs from Patzcuaro, Mexico

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Paid to Play Episode 9:  Island of the Dead, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Paid to Play Episode 9: Island of the Dead

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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On Patzcuaro Lake sits the small island of Janitzio where the largest celebration of The Day of the Dead takes place each year.  Some 10,000 people or so will jam themselves onto this little island every November 1st and go to the even smaller ...

JANITZIO ISLAND AND PARICUTIN VOLCANO, Pátzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

JANITZIO ISLAND AND PARICUTIN VOLCANO

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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As it was lashing with rain when we arrived and for most of the evening we were unable to see this well-preserved colonial town until this morning. The buildings are in a distinctive white and reddish brown with the names of shops, pharmacies scribed in ...

Day of the Dead Weekend, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Day of the Dead Weekend

A travel blog entry by geojo

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... and what new things I could find to explore. A nice thing about the festivities is that artisans from all over Michoacan come to Patzcuaro, you can find anything you'd ever want and so much more that you'll never need, but is it's fun (I ended up ...

SMELLY SANDALS AND THE PINK CITY, Pátzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

SMELLY SANDALS AND THE PINK CITY

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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... , once again, were stunning with beautiful flowers in candy colours amongst an abundance of gold leaf.    Just before we entered Patzcuaro we hit a storm. The rain was pelting down and it looked like a river had broken its banks as we floated ...

The slow life in Pátzcuaro, Pátzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

The slow life in Pátzcuaro

A travel blog entry by wesnick

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The long haul finished, Shin and I arrived at my friends Jenn and Randall's house in Erongarícuaro at around 9:30 pm on Christmas night. I had about fifty packages for them, all smuggled goods, and they in turn had the wood-fired hot water heater fired ...

Morelia und Patzcuaro, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Morelia und Patzcuaro

A travel blog entry by flitterjahr

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OK, nichts geht mehr, die Entscheidung ist gefallen: Morelia hat DAS schönste Zentrum aller mexikanischen Städte, in denen wir gewesen sind. Der Ruf war der Stadt schon vorausgeeilt, aber sie uebertrifft bei Weitem unsere Erwartungen. Eine riesige ...

Is this the land of the lotus eaters?, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico travel blog

Is this the land of the lotus eaters?

A travel blog entry by wesnick

I suppose that I haven't been entirely forthcoming on my intentions. Sure the title says from here to Tierra del Fuego. I never made clear that I had one other objective: to find a quaint little piece of land for my brother here in the Pátzcuaro ...

One lap around the zocalo, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

One lap around the zocalo

A travel blog entry by bocalee

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We went into Leon this morning to have my new chain installed, didn't get on the road until about 2 and headed for this town.  We got in just before dark and pulled off the through street down a roughly cobblestoned street towards the centro ...

After the Big Day, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

After the Big Day

A travel blog entry by geojo

It's our last full day in Patzcuaro, and I'm grasping at straws as to how to find a way to stay longer. There are a few fairy tale towns I've found; Salzburg, San Miguel de Allende, Dingle (I know, I know- but I love small Irish towns by the seaside) and ...

Is this the daily grind?, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Is this the daily grind?

A travel blog entry by wesnick

... apartment, more like a room with a bathroom, in Erongaricuaro, just across the lake. I have been hanging out in my studio in Patzcuaro, in a place known locally as gringolandia. Needless to say there are a lot of gringos here, but they tend to be more ...

Ihuatzio, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Ihuatzio

A travel blog entry by trialsrider

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The pryamids of Ihuatzio are just a short ride by collectivo from the town of Patzcuaro in the state of Michoacan. I was able to catch a collectivo, or Volkswagen van taxi, from the plaza of the hotel we were staying. About fifteen minutes later, I was ...

Artesanias Along Lago Patzcuaro, Ihuatzio, Mexico travel blog

Artesanias Along Lago Patzcuaro

A travel blog entry by katertot1978

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... . Our last stop on the tour was to Santa Clara del Cobre, a town famous for its copper work. Of all the towns around Lake Patzcuaro and in the region famous for crafts, Santa Clara is one of few still doing well these days. It was a cute town with a ...

Noche de Muertos, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Noche de Muertos

A travel blog entry by jtrail

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... day the dead can revisit the living (the gap between here and the afterlife are at their closest, 6 weeks from either side) and Patzcuaro is one of the most famous locations to celebrate such, except here is referred to as Night of the Dead. At 2200m ...

Shit Happens, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Shit Happens

A travel blog entry by smiths

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Well... I had an additional four pages of entries for this journal in my computer that i wrote the day before it was stolen- along with the truck and everything else that we own. As you can imagine it has put quite a damper on our plans. We were camping ...

?Halloween- DOTD. DOTD- Halloween?, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

?Halloween- DOTD. DOTD- Halloween?

A travel blog entry by geojo

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... DF, but next time for sure! Back to the zocalo to get our bags and head towards the bus station for our late afternoon ride to Patzcuaro. (Watch out alert: drivers are HORRIFIC in DF, if you think you've seen road rage in the US, wait til you come here- ...

A colonial gem awashed with narrow cobbled streets, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

A colonial gem awashed with narrow cobbled streets

A travel blog entry by amazingjourneys

... a population of around 45,000 and sits a couple of kilometre's from the shores of Lago de Patzcuaro, which some say is the most beautiful lake in Mexico - I disagree, but it is one of the most picturesque colonial towns that I have ...

El Día de los Muertos on Isla de Janitzio, Isla de Janitzio, Mexico travel blog

El Día de los Muertos on Isla de Janitzio

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... the island. We had had enough and made our way back to the dock and hopped on the boat. Arriving back at the Patzcuaro dock, the ‘butterfly’ fishermen were demonstrating night fishing with fires in the boats to provide the light. Pretty cool ...

Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Patzcuaro, Michoacan

A travel blog entry by aloijos

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The day of the dead celebration in ...

Étape 34 - De Morélia à Patzcuaro, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Étape 34 - De Morélia à Patzcuaro

A travel blog entry by bogit

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... autres sortent les ordi....chacun occupe le temps d'attente de façon profitable. 10h45 tout le monde est prêt pour la visite de Patzcuaro, la ville la plus Ğmexicaineğ du Mexique aux dires du Jeffe (chef) de la Caravana. Une très jolie ville nous ...

Full Blown Arts and Crafts Market, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Full Blown Arts and Crafts Market

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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The town of Patzcuaro is perched on a mountainside. With the Basilica on large plaza and near highest point of town. Looking east from here you see the Templo San Fransisco where two large tents housed the entrances for the craft competition. The results ...

Uruapan- Lago Zirahuen, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Uruapan- Lago Zirahuen

A travel blog entry by smiths

... two dawgs it can be quite a pain in the ass. We woke up the next morning and headed for Lago Zirahuen just outside of Patzcuaro. We arrived in the town of Zirahuen just in time for a late breakfast. Quite possibly some of the best food we have had ...

Dia de los Muertos, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Dia de los Muertos

A travel blog entry by duncantucker

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... of deceased friends and family. To experience this unique event we decided to hire a van and drive down to Patzcuaro in Michoacan, home to one of Mexico's biggest celebrations for "El Dia de los Muertos". After picking up our 12 seater van, stocking up ...

Lago Del Zirahuén, Zirahuén, Mexico travel blog

Lago Del Zirahuén

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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17.8 km /12 mi 285 m climb   It is quite amazing that we can sleep so well in spite of traffic zooming by till all hours of the night. The real heavily loaded trucks create an earthquake like vibration we could feel from our spot 40 meters off the ...

Stealth Camping among the Wildflowers, Milepost 76, Mexico travel blog

Stealth Camping among the Wildflowers

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... MP 76, Trip alt 684 m - 35 km distance Another beautiful day. Our "warmshower" host, Jorge, who lives on the north end of Patzcuaro lake, had replied that he was happy to host us. We called him and told him about our plan to stop one night in Zirahuen on ...

Pátzcuaro Magical Town, Pátzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Pátzcuaro Magical Town

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... we would prefer to be right in the center where major crafts competitions and bazaars are located. The historical center of Patzcuaro, consists of Plaza Grande (where massive handicrafts tents were being set up for the festival) Plaza Chica (where the ...

Patzcuaro, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Patzcuaro

A travel blog entry by minicooper

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On the way back from Guadalajara to Mexico City, Manuel and I stopped off in a "magical village" called Patzcuaro, I still haven't found out what makes it magical, though there was a certain feel of Hot Fuzz brought on by the peacefulness, lack of any ...

Patzcuaro and area, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Patzcuaro and area

A travel blog entry by ddgfraser

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... in search of the campsitewe were disppointed to find that it no longer existed! So off we went again in the direction of Patzcuaro. In this lovely old town we found a good campsite, and many interesting and friendly campers from everywhere with whom to ...

Delicious Pátzcuaro, Pátzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

Delicious Pátzcuaro

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... to me because I am not a fan of hominy. Then I smelled the delicious aroma from the pozole stand in the market here in Patzcuaro. I tried it, and now can't get enough of it. It's such a rich thick slightly smoky soup, The earthy flavor I dislike about ...

Day Trip to Santa Clara del Cobre (copper town), Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico travel blog

Day Trip to Santa Clara del Cobre (copper town)

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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Pátzcuaro to Santa Clara del Cobre and back to Pátzcuaro - By Local Bus Santa Clara del Cobre is a former copper mining town 17km from Pátzcuaro and is known for its hand-hammered copper ware. We took one small Nissan bus to the bus station and ...

5 shopping days to Christmas, Patzcuaro, Mexico travel blog

5 shopping days to Christmas

A travel blog entry by helen-sean

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... goods. Luckily, we´ve spent up in Mexico City so can´t possibly buy owt else. We try our first "michelada" very popular all over Mexico it consists of at least a pint of beer, chili, tomato juice, salt and lime - its as foul as it sounds, Helen ...

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