La Casa Encantada
Travel Blogs from Patzcuaro
... 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.
... tip Miguel. At day's end it is an individual thing but Sid thought 50 MP was reasonable. Bruce kidded if Miguel got more then Sid would have to get less!
A couple of hours to fill. Went with Jim down Ponce de Leon, literally heading for the hills. We followed Jim's intuition at the end of the road and did make some good elevation gains, all for naught as far as good views due to mist. Some good exercise was our reward.
Back down to the ...
... the usual mariachi musicians to come about. Miguel said he did not like this particular Mexican tradition.
It was a 30M crossing, highlighted by the butterfly fisherman. At this time of the day, it was only a show for those aboard. As Miguel put it, they were fishing for money 5 MP.
We docked at Janitzio and decided to climb first and eat thereafter. The climb toward the Morelos statue ...
... 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, ...
... and watched everyone faff until about 10am before the first boat was ready and loaded with enough passengers for us to set off! However, during the wait it did allow us time for churros and atole de canela (a warm drink made of maiz served for breakfast). Once we finally arrived at the Isla, we walked up to the 40 metre high statue of Morelos, a hero of the revolution, inside are murals scaling the walls up the spiral staircase until ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility