Pancho in Paracho - Maestros and Mariachis
Trip Start Jan 30, 2008
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simon remembers: the ever-present smell of the distilleries cooking agave.
We passed through Guadalajara on our way to Pararacho.
Through The centre
the VERY centre
In Heavy traffic
On a Saturday
We concluded the day at athe cheapest hotel available
it was posh for the price
it had covered garages
and a maximum stay of 8 hours.
We arived in Sunday - market day - in Paracho known for some of the worlds finest handmade guitars. The town square was beseiged by local indians selling fresh food and handicrafts. it was outstanding. every other shop sold guitars of various qualities. Simon bought a very acceptable guitar for $1400 pesos (about 75 quid) which lindsey will be learning to play....
we spent 2 nights in the public park being fawned over by a very friendly restaurant owner named francisco (pancho) and his brother a lawyer-international chef-ice cream salesman who made great efforts to dismiss the rumour that mexicans are lazy by working from 5am until midnight every day. (oven doing business sat at a table drinking beer...)
we went onward to mexico city via some lovely little towns and left old bets in an outlying city. see road report about guadalajara.