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... as there was a Semana Santa crowd still.
I pulled in at sunset, found a cheap room, and wandered the bustling market square looking for food. For some reason I tend to avoid street-stall food, but every time I do partake, I love it. Tonight was one of those nights. For about $2 I had a full plate of perfectly seasoned and grilled carne asada, tacos, quesadillas and a ...
... 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.
... one of the house specialties, and a small mango 59 MP. It was a lighter than expected but tasty meal. The Brits and the Albertans may be meeting up in Cancun. Made for each other with the fussing around over what to eat.
Jim and I had ordered and paid downstairs so we got our food first and were able to take a quick trip to the basilica. We could have built another basilica by the time the others finished and then came downstairs to pay.
Should have taken an aspirin to counteract the mezcal from yesterday. Just a minor headache as the day started.
Had my usual fight with a duvet: too warm and too cool when I pulled it down. Around 0700 got up, some ablutions and turned to finalizing yesterday's blog. It was after 0800 before went out for a walk, only to return almost forthwith as my camera battery died and the spare was not where ...
... an hour later. Three cabs took us into the cobbled stone streets to the Yolihuani Posada. Sid said our hotels are a bit of a roller coaster: good in MC, very nice here, a step down in Morelia and more basic near the butterflies before returning to good in MC.
It was more drop your bags and rendezvous with Sid for a walk into town, armed with Lonely Planet maps of the town. Cobblestone streets awaited us.
The rest of the trip is virgin territory to me ...