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Travel Blogs from Tapalpa
Before landing, we could view all the city illuminated at night. It was...I don't have any words to describe it! Amazing is not enough. Magical would be a better fit but still! So, we landed at 11:15PM there (12:15 PM ET), fifteen minutes earlier that what it was scheduled. But there I had little problems with the Mexican customs and my two cans of pure Quebecer ...
... typical BBQed goat meet. As you probably already noticed, food plays an integral role in Mexican lifestyle and hence is present everywhere (so also again at the kit site).
While indulging ourselves in this great food we also had the pleasure of listening to Mariachis. Mariachis make a typical music band, originally from Guadalajara, that have a fine training in music. They play about any Mexican song that you can think of and as long as you can pay them (they charge ...
... rice) and and nopalitos, a dish I have grown to just love were served. Napolitos is made from chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic then chopped tomatoes are added and cooked until tender. The first time I saw this dish I thought it was green beans. They served a delicous drink Agua Fresca made from mango.
Shortly after our meal we headed back to Ajijic down ...
... on the
radio and suggested I fly towards Tapalapa. I hit a south wind, and
only made it about 25 km, but had a nice flight and landed on the
side of the road beside Cathie, Hazel and Kona. I packed up the
glider while Cathie made tacos. Yes I know, I am spoiled.
Today we drove to Colima, but halfway
down the mountain from Tapalpa, Hazel got a flat. Pulled over, got
out the jack, dropped the spare, but could not locate ...
... changed much over the years so the Mexican government designated it as a "Magic Town" to preserve its character. It isn't well known to international tourists, but the local Mexicans like it, mostly because it is in the mountains and cooler than nearby Guadalajara. The original church fell out of use and a neighbouring "newly" built brick church, took over its religious function. For me it was a pleasure to see ...