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... cathedral make it look like a medieval castle... and I am actually underestimating the craziness of history. Hernán Cortés, the great conquistador / mass murderer / tyrant (it's a matter of perspective) built a palace in Cuernavaca, the first big city to fall under Spanish dominion. He also built a cathedral ...
Tenango de Arista at 2454 m to Oculan de Arteagua at 2200 m
36km/ Trip Alt 400m/ Max alt 2533m/Avg climb 4%/ Max climb 13%
Fabulous route not on any map we checked, except for extremely busy HW 55 for first 14km; Tenango-->Joquicingo HW 4 -->Piaxtla--> Ocuilan.
On our way out of town we stopped at restaurant for a delicious bowl of Aztec soup. An odd choice for breakfast but satisfied just the same. ...
... the Temazal (steam bath) from 750-900 caught our attention because of Biker Max Kilo's (our good friend Jason) recent experience in a modern day version. A Temizal is a ritual building made of mud bricks with a tejamanil (wooden cover) used for purification rituals, especially for pregnant women and warriors. While not the biggest complex of the ancients, this one was a great place to ...
... br> We were drawing when this woman selling baskets with her little son came by. Shiela went to buy one but the woman didn't have change - getting change anywhere is sometimes so hard, especially with the 500 peso note, which is like $45 and is mainly what you get from an ATM, but if you're buying anything less than a night at a hotel, people are like, "whoa, no way, I can't change that!" The woman had Shiela's money in her hand and said "Ok, I'll go get some change." Then ...
... I'll try to tell it through a few of the legends and historias passed down through generations, to our guide and hostess Rocio Gonzalez, anthropologista and healer.
Malinalco was established by the goddess Malinalxochitl, after she and her people were drugged by her brother Huitzilopochtli and left in the valley. She founded the town, which is the reason Malinalco is full of strong spiritual energy.
In 1521, the Aztecs built a temple ...
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