El Hotel Casa del Refugio
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One part of our stay in Mexico that Alicia was looking forward to most was visiting the place where the millions of Monarch butterflies migrate to during their incredible journey from the Great Lakes across the continent. To get there we headed to Morelia, the capital of the Michocan state with over twenty universities and a very young population. Though loud and unwelcoming to tourists, the city is close to the Monarch reserve, so we stayed just long enough ...
May you be joyful
For no one, nothing, no mortal wound
May take it away
Joy arises from within
And yes it may wax and wane
But arising from within
It may not be cut out
So fearlessness is its companion
And delight is its expression
Enjoying life's ebb and flow
The pure potential in each moment
... and layout of the historic center. We got a short 2hrs city tour and visited the impressive catedral and the vibrant Plaza de Armas. On our ways back to the hostel, we happened to find ourselves within a typical festival – happening apparently every Sunday during summer time. So we stopped at one of the magical bars in the old town and treated ourselves with delicious lemon cake and Daiquiries de Fresa (strawberry) y Mango.
The night was ...
Estimated time to Patzcuaro is only 3 hours from Cuitzeo. Our time is usually more because our caravan travels slowly for various reasons: poor road conditions, winding or hilly roads are ******* some rigs, getting separated at red lights in city centers and some just prefer to go more slowly. Whatever the reason, we stick together. Every once in a while we pull over until we are all together!
Our camp was situated on the top of ...
... the usual mariachi musicians to come about. Miguel said he did not like this particular Mexican tradition.
It was a 30M crossing, highlighted by the butterfly fisherman. At this time of the day, it was only a show for those aboard. As Miguel put it, they were fishing for money 5 MP.
We docked at Janitzio and decided to climb first and eat thereafter. The climb toward the Morelos statue ...