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... of horchata. I really gotta do that more often.
Other than that, there wasn't much on display, and the main order of business seemed to be chillaxing...so that's what I did.
The next morning I stopped by the lakeside to check out the island scene. Isla Janitzio is supposed to be a really cool/fun island to visit, but the likes of el Burro aren't allowed on this land, ...
... the somewhat less tasteful plaza. The Church of Saint Joseph itself was unfortunately locked. Construction on this parish church began in 1776.
We figured we had given the historic parts of Morelia a fair shot, concluding things around 1600. Downloading pix and doing the blog took up the better part of 1.5H.
A quick shower to shed the day's grime and readied to go. The Brits, who call football their national sport, were last to arrive. Cameras not ...
We stopped briefly in the Garden of the Roses, a pretty place with many restaurant options. We continued into the Conservatory, quiet at that time of day. It used to be a monastery.
We entered the chapel of the monastery. It has one of the two altars that were not stripped of their gold to help fight the wars of the 1800's.
A walk through the sweets market followed. The main library was eye opening, if for nothing more than ...
... out with the boys, girls. Sid left and we polished off things before getting la quenta. There was also a Bohemia Especial and Bohemia obscura consumed by yours truly.
Back to the posada, the last 39 words of 'Starry, starry night' belted out by yours truly. Got back after 2230. Quick time on the computer, blog finalizing for today and eventually bed after 2315. Took an aspirin to help with the head.
... What I am appreciating more and more about these trips is the exchange of information: people providing their insights on places you have not visited and vice versa.
We were taking a modern Lalinea bus direct to Patzcuaro. Sid had said it would be 5-6 hours [nice he made such a large error the other way though 4.5H felt long enough today]. The bus line provided us with a lunch bag consisting of an empanada and a bottle of water. Our 0900 departure was 6M late, ...