Hotel Real de Uruapan
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... which stands defiantly amidst the devastation. This is where I go today.
The road to Angahuan was twisty, with hazy volcanoes dancing left and right across my windshield until I finally pulled into the cobblestoned village. The women were meandering the streets in rainbow woven dresses, while the men were swigging Modelos from atop their lazy horses. I followed the "main" road down ...
... 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 Merced. This order arrived in 1604. The building, however, was only completed in 1751, due to economic restraints. There were many supplicants inside so opted for no pix.
The former prison for the clergy was an unexpected find. Same pertained more to those who refused to comply with the laws of the church. It later became a hospital. We stepped inside to find a nice courtyard.
Back to the hotel for some chill time c 1230. Left after 1330 to head ...
... by 1050. I suggested a coffee, stopping at Cielito Lindo cafe on the square for a cafe Americano.
'Yolihuani' means 'source of life' in a local dialect. Our stay at this posada was very pleasant. The best feature of the posada was its location, a three minute walk to the Plaza Grande.
Back for final packing and readying for noon departure. It was a short 5M cab to the bus terminal. Lou asked about my note taking. I told her about my blog and ...
... after 1500. Had chile rellenos, presented as a meal with sundry side dishes 40 MP. Paul has trekked in the Mustang area of Nepal. Apparently Suzie let him go solo; surprise there.
Uneventful trip back. Picked up local minibus transportation to return to the Plaza Chica where a relaxed Sid was waiting for us. He had an easy day as well. Group drink planned for 2000.
Back with Jim to ...