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Jaracuaro Hat Makers

Jaracuaro Hat Makers – Jaracuaro, Michoacan

Jaracuaro is just outside Patzcuaro along the lake. It sits on a narrow penisula that used to be an island. The streets are very narrow and unless you have to drive to the far end of town, it’s better to park near the store with the welcome sign and walk in. Jaracuaro is only about 20 blocks long and a few blocks wide.

The hat makers shop is just 2 blocks along the main street on the right. A very friendly family and they are willing to give you a tour of the shop and showroom. The guy that sews on brims is a real joke and story teller.


Bienvenido
Bienvenido

Hat molds
Hat molds

Cooking the hat
Cooking the hat

The jokester
The jokester

A Circular Pyramid in Mexico City

Cuicuilo – One of first towns in Valley of Mexico

The archeological zone of Cuicuilo was one the first towns of the Valley of Mexico. This pyramid is located south of University City and reached its splendor period from the 600 b.C. to the 200 b.C.

One the most highlighting aspects of this structure is its conic form because it is the only construction of Mesoamerica with that form. It could

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Charreada in Tlajomulco de Zuniga

Charreada in Tlajomulco de Zuniga

Maria got a bunch of free tickets as a local restaurant promotion and asked if I wanted to go. I’ve only been to country rodeos and I was picturing precision drills by women riders – this was neither.

They call the Charreada the national sport – but I don’t know. These were four teams who compete on a regular basis with 5 events.

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Playa Azul - Michoacan

This was my second time in Playa Azul and I’m a little more impressed than I was last summer. In the winter there are people there, more businesses are open and they keep the town clean. Last summer it looked abandoned. The beach is long and flat with no protection from the open ocean. We watched a number of fishing pangas struggling to get out over the waves. Had a nice sunset but can’t recommend

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Cotton in Mexico and Pacific coast

Cotton in Mexico and Pacific

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