Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Next Trip

I already have reservations for my next trip.  After the holidays are over I will return to Mexico, and I will stay down there for a good chunk of our winter... returning to Ohio in late February.  This trip is going to be a bit different however.  Instead of flying on Interjet Airlines to Mexico City, I am going to take United Airlines all the way to the city of Morelia.

(image taken from the web)

Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacán and is considered to be one of the most beautiful of the country's colonial cities.  (In fact, I recently read an article on the internet... I can't remember where or provide a link... which included Morelia on a list of little-known cities with stunning architecture.)  I have never been there, although it has always been on my list of places to see.  So I will begin my next trip with three nights in that lovely city.  From Morelia I will take a bus to another place I have never seen, the town of Pátzcuaro.  Pátzcuaro is a smaller colonial town located about an hour from Morelia and near the shores of the lake of the same name.

(image taken from the web)

In addition to the picturesque town itself and the nearby lake, there are numerous villages famous for their handicrafts.  I will spend five nights in Pátzcuaro, and then take a bus from there to Mexico City. I will spend the remainder of my time in the condo that I have been renting there. 

There will be, however, a long weekend (Constitution Day on February 5th) during my time in Mexico City, and Alejandro and I are discussing where we are going to go for that weekend.  Perhaps we will go to one of the Monarch Butterfly Reserves in the mountains of Michoacán.  That is another place that has long been on my bucket list.  It is not an easy excursion.  It would include a long hike... or horseback ride... at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level.  We shall see. 

(image taken from the web)

The next trip is shaping up to include some interesting new sights!


  1. Sounds like a great trip; I've never been to Morelia, nor to Lago Patzcuaro. I'd love to go there for Dia de Muertos.

    Personally, no idea when I'll make my next return visit; it might be tied in with a job change. We shall see.

    Happy holidays!

    1. Happy holidays to you too, Scott, and good luck with the job change.