Friday, April 18, 2008


We took another road trip for a few days to the beautiful state of Michoacán, which is south of us.
Some consider Michoacán to be Mexico's most beautiful state. And it is not hard to see why. We drove through magnificent scenery of fertile fields and plains with the striking mountainous landscape always in the background.

We passed by and crossed over several lakes to get to our destination.

During our trip we stopped and visited several towns that are inhabited by mostly indingenous people. It's quite different from San Miguel de Allende where the streets are always crowded with tourists and the huge American/Canadian ex-pat population.
We saw only one other tourist couple in our few days wandering the streets of 4 towns. It was nice to just enjoy seeing the little sleepy Mexican towns without the hustle and bustle of tourists.

We passed this Mexican who looked like he and his dog put in a hard day of cutting wood.

If you look closely you can see a long handled axe tucked into the pile of wood. Everything here is done by hand.

El Día de Los Muertos (The Day of The Dead) is a huge celebration in these parts the first 2 days of November. I have always been interested in this fascinating celebration, because it falls on my birthday. For more information on this beautifully spiritual event you can check out what I wrote about The Day of The Dead here.

We stopped in the town of Tzintzuntzan to visit a few of the famous cemeteries. And even though it is not close to the day of celebration, you can see by these photos that the Mexicans in this region pay homage to their departed loved ones all year round. Almost all of the flowers in the photos are real.

More to come about the towns we visited in the beautiful state of Michoacán.
I wish you peace, love and laughter
Gypsy Girl

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