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... famous for its Dia de los Muertos celebrations. Let's just say I could not have imagined a better way to spend my last few days in Mexico.
After settling in for a bit at Casa Santiago, I decided to head out to the nearby town of Ihuatzio where there are ruins of the Purepecha (also known as Tarascan) site also called Ihuatzio. Before I headed out for a wonderful walk, Kevin and Arminda invited me to join them as they celebrated their grandson's graduation ...
... the states. Its very hot, especially if you leave the seeds in (she didn't). We were at a restaurant in another town and had a salsa with the same pepper WITH the seeds left in.....boy what a mouth burner.
All the while we were making tortillas we were eating the fresh ones with the salsa. YUM. We had the left over tortillas with our lunch that day.
... All the way up to the statue are many shops selling some of the worst souvenirs. We noted that at the entrance to the island from the dock there is a large sign saying ' no alcohol’ but within minutes you could buy the local sugar cane rum. But instead of openly swigging it you could buy a tacky breast jug where you could have some of your drink decanted and mixed for you to enjoy on your ascent or descent.
Last Sunday, Mom and I had breakfast in the dark at aunt Susan's house in Ann Arbor, drove to the Detroit airport at sunrise and by afternoon I was in Guanajuato.
It's a really beautiful city, about 100,000 people, in a valley with houses built up into the hillsides. Lots of colors - the buildings are lavender, turquiose, pink, lime, mustard, burnt red, orange, almost anything but white. Even my room is two different colors - brown-red on the bottom half of the ...
Within the city itself, there are so many things to see and do. The theatres, the churches, and the various streets are all worth a visit. Ask for a map from Casa Bertha or your hostel owner. If you´re looking for a great place to eat head to La Restaurante Carreta on Avenida Juarez just a two minute walk from el Callejon del Beso.
Don´t feel afraid to jump on buses or walk, as it will save you a bunch of money avoiding taxis for items such as food!