Trip Start Sep 28, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Andre's house.

Flag of Mexico  , Central Mexico and Gulf Coast,
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Slightly uncomfortable night on the sofa which was a little too small,however the lie in compensates and we rise late to wander the city. Morelia has that old town atmosphere, as itwas one of the first to be colonised by Spain. We stroll through busy streets, filled with the hustle and bustle ofmarket traders, street theatre and ambling public.  The market is an interesting experience, andI am slightly appalled at the apparent lack of hygiene at the many butchersstands.  Every kind of meat you can askfor lies open, uncovered and at the mercy of insects on tiled stone slabs.  Pigs heads hanging from their ownentrails.  Cow heads stacked in rows.  I even spot a horse, or what was left ofit.  The fact that you ate cooked foodnot too far from the stalls was enough to keep a starving man hungry.

I'm getting a hang of the food here. I don’t even attempt to pronounce it, type it or read it off menus, butit is growing on me a little.  I say alittle; after I leave I’m never eating Mexican food again.

We spend the day lazily seeing what the town has to offer with itsbuildings, churches and squares.  In theevening we plan on heading out to party. Morelia is apparently famed for its rooftop bars, but as it starts tolash down with rain, we opt to stay in. And it was well worth it.  We havea wonderful evening playing cards and drinking games with our hosts, long intothe night.  The problem is, yet anotherearly start and heavy drive await us tomorrow.
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