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... of horchata. I really gotta do that more often.
Other than that, there wasn't much on display, and the main order of business seemed to be chillaxing...so that's what I did.
The next morning I stopped by the lakeside to check out the island scene. Isla Janitzio is supposed to be a really cool/fun island to visit, but the likes of el Burro aren't allowed on this land, ...
... large but they are well spaced out.
One of the most interesting features is the choice of paint colours. If somebody back home painted their houses in such strong and vibrant colours you would seek to have them declared insane. In Spanish colonial areas, it just works.
The day's first church was the Rectory of Our Lady of Lourdes. It was striking to find at least one soul in every religious building we entered, seeking contemplation.
... a library for the first time in years. It contains many old books. I did spy in espanol Darwin's 'The Origin of the Species'. Ms Personality was sitting, looking bored. She blurted out 'vamos' when Miguel edged toward the exit.
We next entered the university where the great Mexican independence leader Hidalgo was the rector. Same was followed by a visit to the modern day Governor's Palace. The second floor murals, outlining Mexico's history, was ...
... principal towns of the Purepechan people. The economic wellbeing of the area was the control of the turquoise trade under its dominion. The Purepechan tribe is one of sixty four cultural groups in Mexico today.
We drove 20M along the Route of Don Vasco, passing cactus tree farms, heading to Tzintzuntzan, the place/land of the hummingbird. This religious centre for the Purepechan people ...
... Brits would pass but they came for a drink [leaving first]. Had the local ale brew and also a locally brewed mezcal. Jim had never had mezcal before, Sid concluding he had to be devirginized. One detail I had not appreciated before is one drinks mezcal with slices of orange.
The head was swimming a bit but it was a good evening. Walked back and shot the **** with Jim. He waxed lyrical about opera and I pounded out more of the journal. The wifi was working but too ...