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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Rainy Mexico

Before leaving Uruapan we visited the Eduardo Ruiz National park which was just a 10min walk from the hotel but it seemed a world away. We were there soon after it opened so it was very quiet apart from the birdsong and sounds of rushing water.

A river runs through the park creating lots of waterfalls and cascading water.

Breakfast was the most delicious mango I've ever tasted.

Returning to the hotel along the still silent streets.
Walked past this mural advertising the music club next door.
Collected our luggage and caught a bus to Patzcuaro which took a couple of hours. The weather is still cold and damp and so after dropping our luggage off at the hotel we all piled into a local cafe that Andrea our guide liked. The food was warm and filling and incredibly cheap. £2 for a 3 course meal of soup, fish, veg and rice and lemon pie! Then we all split up to explore the town. It has two plazas, one large and one small but considering it was a Sunday they were very busy. The market was in full swing.
After wandering around the Square we explored the side streets and found a chocolate shop.

The chocolates were delicious and my biggest regret was not buying a lot more of them.  

Many of the buildings in the town were built in the late 16th cent during the colonial times when they were designed to look like Spanish towns with their palaces, churches and convents.

A typical building built around an open courtyard.

The rain started to fall heavily so we made our way back to the Hotel Posada Yolihuani
The hotel was beautiful with large rooms. However the temperature had really dropped and we were so cold and wet we all needed gas heaters in the room which soon warmed up  the room.

In the evening we all gathered together and went for a pizza. I know what you are thinking but I think we all fancied a change from Mexican food.


  1. Very interesting places and great photos in the National park!

  2. Mexico? I must have missed something.. The national park looks pretty, very lush! I enjoyed the sightseeing thru the city and your hotel looks nice! I would have to try the pizza too. Wonderful photos! Have a happy weekend!

  3. Lovely national park! And I loved your tour of the town. I'm really enjoying your trip recaps.

  4. What a great looking place - adventure here you come by the look of it!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  5. Yes, the buildings look very Spanish ! So sad that you had such a bad weather !

  6. You can see the Spanish influences with the courtyards indeed. So sad to have rain and cold while being in Mexico.

  7. Definitely interesting palce with great nature and lovely streets.

  8. It looks like a wonderful place, and your pictures take me there right along with you. I laughed at having pizza in Mexico! :-)

  9. What a fine post. Glad to share a meme with you

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  10. Too bad it was cold and rainy but it still looks like you were very able to enjoy yourself. All those waterfalls in the park are so beautiful. You were right -- that was my first thought when I read "pizza"!

  11. Thank you for this tour. It´s so great to travel via internet with you. I hope to visit Mexico some day.

  12. Your certainly visiting some great places

  13. I missed so much of your trip that I have been back pedalling tp catch up. (Been busy with life)


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