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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 ...
... we get Sr. Jaimes, then takes us to Sr. Jaimes's shop. Sometimes people are just so helpful! Especially to two lost-looking girls.
Sr. Jaimes looked a little surprised to see us, but he said, no it's fine! It's great that you're here! Are you hungry? Do you like tacos? Tamales? How about some pozole? Pan? He and his son Rolando who works with him were just finishing up for the day, so they locked up, we all piled in the car and Rolando drove us to the house and for the rest of ...
... of the roads to downtown. They are one lane. We had to walk single file so we didn't get hit. Only little cars fit. Me and a few others skipped the church visit completely. I am tired of churches. I don't care. I also feel uncomfortable going into them during services, but apparently that is acceptable here. We went in and out of a million silver shops. So much to choose from! I really wanted some classic sliver with turquoise. The ...
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