Travel Blogs from Tapalpa
... There are several waterfalls in the area but due to our limited time we were not able to hike down to them and since the rainy season is just starting would not have been at their peak.
The seven of us started out early and arrived a little before noon. The views as we ascended up the mountain were spectacular since the day was clear and the air crisp. The temperature was much cooler ...
... shop, Jesus Sotoa, local
helicopter mechanic and sheet metal guy, spotted the glider, and
pulled over to chat with us. He has a good friend that flies. He gave
us lots of information on flying in the area, his ph. # and wants us
to contact him if we need anything. Its just so nice to see how many
people are more then willing to help us out with
anything, flat tire, accomodations, directions, information, or just
like to chat ...
... 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 ...
... as part of her work. Lucky girl!
Many places in the town were well preserved and the town appeared to be proud of its heritage. There was a festive atmosphere in the central square and a lady sold us a strange hard fruit covered with red sweet syrup. I have no idea what it was.
We peeked inside the main church to find typical but beautiful European religious architecture. The size and wealth of the structure was a stark contrast to the lack of size and wealth of the ...
... moments before putting the bus in gear and rolled away.
Once we got out of the city the scenery changed to wide expanses of rural farm land as the bus began to climb into the hills. The bus stopped at a few ramshackle towns, picking up and letting off passengers where ever they wanted. A surprise bus ticket inspector got on which made the driver very nervous. The inspector finally was let off. And then whenever we would pass an on coming bus, ...