Our double decker bus was fantastic, a little scary in town on tight corners, but this is the only way I want to travel Mexico. And I do want to travel more. It is so much fun, so much amazement and so many “only in Mexico ” moments. We arrived at the bus station in Urupan and had no problem getting a bus to Patzcuaro. But literally it was the “chicken bus” as the folks across from us were traveling with “El gallo” in a box, whom I assume was a fighting cock. But a very well behaved rooster, we never heard a peep out of him. Dramamin, possibly??
We had preselected our hotel LA Parroguia
from a previous visit and thought it was on the main square, but the main square was a block or so away. While we liked the hotel, the young woman at the desk was less than accommodating as she had no patience with my limited spanish. There is no heat in the hotel, but wonderful heavy blankets we found in a drawer that kept us from being to cold. Nights and morings are COLD, daytime very pleasant. We tried to arrange the tour we wanted at the front desk and gave up and went to the tourist office at the main square. Very, very helpful, especially since he spoke perfect english and helped us arrange a tour. The guide we wanted was already booked, But he came and met us at the office and offered us us son and daughter. The son spoke no english, but his sister spoke quite well. We kindly accepted his offer appreciating the excellant customer service. We enjoyed the tour very much, saw a lot even though it wasn’t quite what I anticipated. We saw lots of very ancient churches, towns with very narrow, rough, cobble stone streets,
pyramids dating back to the 8th century, 2 funerals,one rich, one poor. Saw horses and cattle grazing loose, but none of the local craftsmen at work. Missed the pictureof the cart pulled by 2 ox. Nonetheless it was a great day.
I’ve been using my limited spanish a lot here as not many speak english. I do the reading of menus and the ordering of meals for the Senor and myself . I’m a much more adventurous eater than the Senor. He needs to know what is in everything before taking a chance. So far everything I’ve eaten has been an adventure and a good one at that. Can’t wait for dinner.
I’m in a bit of computer hell here, I can only get the tablet to work which won’t let me caption pictures, or move them to the right place so please bear with me
chicken box. Signing off KO