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... just tents next to the road and around 100 other people enjoying the buffet. Guess this way of having your "desayuno" can be seen as the mexican way of brunching. Of course we had make-them-yourself tacos and quesadillas with different curries. This place is explained best in the pictures you find beneath.
Getting to the bridge, we started jumping straight away. So I preffered to go first instead of ...
The general geography was forests on the hills and towns below in the valleys. Not sure how high but we climbed in the van, then with the horses and then on foot.
Everybody was taking the horses, the climb advertised as tough. Due to the length of the ride, we had to pay a bit more.
Paul got on his horse first. Suzie couldn't do it or at least convinced herself thereof. Apparently later she got on but ...
... Always amused at most people taking the need to stock up on cookies, cakes, etc. Decided against a java which was a tough call.
Passed through many valleys. I was surprised at the number of hamlets. For some reason, I expected almost nada in the way of civilization.
Not sure if the highway department had just not got around to steamrollering the road but the asphalt clanging against the bottom was louder than a downpour on an aluminum roof.
We arrive at the small mountain town of Angangueo and the following day go out to the mountains to see the Monarch butterfly migration where millions are supposed to fill the air and forest floor. We see 5. We are a week too early, but we enjoy a walk in the pines and the fresh ...
... round-trip journey from Canada to Mexico and back. This is one of the most complex animal migrations on earth and scientists still have no idea how or why they do it.
Monarch butterflies are not in danger of extinction as there are thriving colonies in other parts of the world. However, the migratory behavior of this particular population is threatened. The milkweed plant is considered invasive and is being sprayed with ...