Camino Real Ixtapan De La Sal
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... settlement. We got to climb all over the ruins, which kept going and going, and even check out the observatory, a cave where they were able to track the calendar and the cosmos with unbelievable accuracy. Next we went to Las Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, the most incredible caves we will probably ever see. Giant monstrosities of stalagmites and stalagtites were lit up and left us in utter awe. Looking up at the ceiling was disorienting, and gave the illusion of looking down at ...
... with its sheer size as well as its unique pink hue.
We fell off the bus on the low road at the bottom of Taxco. It was a steep walk up to the Borda square and the church. Live music was playing on the bandstand there which surprised us because it was Monday. We had a bit to eat in a café overlooking the square. Hundreds of white VW Beetle taxis crawled through the narrow streets like ants.
We checked out several hotels but Hotel Mi Casita perched high ...
... in front of a little church.
Good enough. We showered at went for dinner. The hostel owner said there was no place to eat nearby, we would have to go to the carretera (highway). We could not find much, so Ramen noodles began to look like a possibility. We settled on buying the only remaining chicken at the rotisserie chicken place and took it back to our room. We were surprised that we almost demolished the whole bird.
... there was a constant stream of people coming in and out to see the foreigners. I think we met 20 people that night. Sr. Jaimes kept trying to feed us. How about some chocolate? Do you like tamales? I said I did, thinking we'd all go down the street and get some and maybe Shiela and I could pay, but a few minutes later one of Sr. Jaimes's grandsons was bringing in two grocery bags of tamales, so we sat down and ate while meeting his children, grandkids, even neighbors who came ...
... they had was really light blue or the bright, fake looking blue. I like the kind that looks like real rock and is a nice greenish-blue color. I settled for a ring with a big, silver ball on top, a set of earrings with some of that seashell stuff in it. I also got 2 other things, but they might be gift items so I can't say! I had some cuacahaute helado (peanut ice cream) for a snack. Very delicious! We then headed back to the bus and came ...