Travel Blogs from Ixtapan de la Sal
... butterfly sanctuary. Every year, all the monarchs fly from Canada down to these specific trees in Mexico to mate. The males mate with two females, then die nine days later. The females make the long trip home, lay their larvae, and die. The offspring then follow the trail of their ancestors back down to Mexico the following year. So the next time you see a monarch, just think of how exhausted it must be. We saw blankets of butterflies at a watering hole, then paid ...
... castle is the "Jolly Roger" pirate symbol (skull and crossbones) located above the main entrance... underneath a traditional catholic cross. A powerful reminder that the church was not just trying to convert the natives to christianity: they were also ready to slaughter them if things didn't work out.
... highway 4. But the orange juice guy was right about the traffic, it was much lighter and the best part was the lack of big trucks. So we all had room to ride. Beautiful patchwork of fields spread in all directions on the hilly terrain. Lavender was added to the sprinkling of wildflowers along the road. Just before the pass, we passed through pine and oak forests on both sides of the road. We made it over the 1st big pass then ...
... the original style, which I think they only recently stopped making in Mexico. We ended up in the center square by the big church in town where Shiela's brother got married 10 years ago. We tried to park right in the middle of the square and this guy comes up I think to tell us we can't park there, so Shiela tells him we're looking for Sr. Jaimes. "Sure, I know him!" the guy says. Then he leads us to a woman traffic cop, says we need to just park on the square for a few ...
... water, key lime juice, honey, and tequila. Very tasty! They taught us about silver, alloys, and what to look for when shopping. They did a raffle to give away some silver trinkets. I, sadly, did not win. Maybe its for the better, because I would have just melted it down and had it made into a ring or something. They were pointless things. We then headed downtown to do some shopping and to see, guess what... another church... I took a ...
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