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  • Day301

    Magical Morelia

    May 26, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Morelia is a city in the State of Michoacán in the Guayangareo valley, about four-and-a-half-hours away from Mexico City. One of the main reasons that attracted us to the city was that it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and was halfway between Mexico City and Guadalajara. The city, similar to Antigua, Guatemala, is filled with well-preserved colonial buildings. The main difference is that the buildings are made from stone, which gives it less of a rustic feel. As you walk through the town, you could swear that you were in a small European village rather than Central America.

    Based on the reactions from the locals, it was fairly clear that the town was not high on most tourists itinerary. The State of Michoacán doesn't have the greatest reputation but the city of Morelia seemed safe as we walked around the streets at night, bypassing families as they crowded around the main cathedral to watch the lightshow and fireworks extravaganza. At one point, we even had one of the locals approach us and ask us why we had chosen to visit Morelia. Filled with pride about his city, he pointed out some of the significant attractions in the area.

    We spent the next day continuing our adventures around the old town and crossed paths with an Icelandic woman. This would be the first of many chance meetings. We crossed paths in the streets as she searched for a nearby museum and then later in the day as we wandered around one of the many free museums. Small world. We swore that we weren’t stalking her.

    Later in the day, we had another chance meeting but this time it was with a local couple, Tony and Israel. Immediately we hit it off with, despite the lack of language skills. We seemed to stumble through our conversation. Tony and Israel were kind enough to show us around and to share their local cuisine. As we sat in the park eating our dorilocos and papalote, we exchanged details and talked about our different cultures. It was also a great opportunity for us to practise our Spanish. We had definitely underestimated the city and could have easily spent more time admiring the city's architecture, touring the many free museums and sharing experiences with the locals.

    Next stop: Guadalajara

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  • Day57

    Día de los Muertos - Michoacán

    November 1, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Pan de Muerto gibt es schon lange vorher - süßes brotähnliches Gebäck mit Zucker drum herum

    Altare! Auch in Firma und überall (Familien legen dort Gaben ab - mehr Info!) fangen so 2 Wochen vorher an

    Orange Blumen (Name) wachsen nur zu dieser Zeit und kommen ursprünglich aus Region patzcuaro - sind der Weg zu den Toten bzw der Weg für die Toten zu den lebenden

    Leute gehen ans Grab, essen, trinken und feiern

    Nur wenn man Foto aufstellt, kann der Tote auch zurückkehren

    Auf Altare kommt das, was Leute am meisten möchten - Früchte, Tequila etc

    Morelia führung okay, super leckeres Frühstücksbüffet für 100 pesos! Mit Omelette, waffeln, Mexi, Früchten etc

    Patzcuaro Sopa Tarasca und gorundas

    Totenkopf Süßigkeiten aus purem Zucker

    Gute Gitarren sind aus michoacan morelia

    Toller Markt artesanias - Catrina gekauft

    Auf dem Weg gesehen: Pferde dienen noch als Fortbewegung und werden vor bar oder so angebunden

    Freitag Club Barezzito morelia - mit guter Livemusik und mix aus Salsa, reggeaton, cumbia und Elektro! Viel Alkohol und Tanz. Nice! Aber nur mit wenigen Leuten (integrate staff)

    Samstag integrate Party im Haus, jedoch nichts wirklich gegessen und super drunk. Dann in Sense Club - Raúl, Chef von integrate Queretaro kennt überall die Besitzer der Clubs (auch schon bei barrezito). Dadurch waren wir dann oben beim DJ als VIP

    Bei allen Clubs habe ich nichts gezahlt für Alkohol. Das machen die Kerle. Nice :)

    Film coco
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