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San Miguel Viejo and the Casqueros Chapel

San Miguel Viejo and the Casqueros Chapel

On one of those ‘what to do’ days we went looking for an organic farm out past the San Miguel train station. Nice to see and they did have plenty of salad fixings – most of it is sold to stores and restaurants in town.

San Miguel Viejo, just past the farm, is not well defined and not much there except for

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Monarch migration underway

The Monarch migration is well underway in 2012

Many Monarchs have covered half the United States from Canada on their way to Mexico

News from Learner.Org’s Monarch Watch. “Fall 2012’s unsual pattern continued this week, with large numbers in the east and small numbers in the drought-stricken Midwest”.

A few years ago we left Patzcuaro early on a March morning, after scraping the ice off the windshield, headed for

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Santiago - Manzanillo, Colima

Santiago – Manzanillo, Colima

A complete little beach town just north of Manzanillo

Santiago, once a separate town has been annexed by the City of Manzanillo – so is now a Colonia. However it still has the flavor and feel of a small Mexican town complete with a market and a Bull Ring. About eight blocks into town is the Mercado and adjoining craft and flower markets. The

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Mezcala Island - Lake Chapala

Mezcala Island on Lake Chapala, Mexico

Mezcala Island is a few kilometers southeast of Mezcala on the northern shore of Lake Chapala. It is also known as El Presidio. From 1812-1816, a small band of rebels held off the Spanish army and navy against overwhelming odds. Tired of the humiliation the Spanish finally negotiated a peaceful surrender with the insurgents. The island then became a Spanish prison for many years.

It’s

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Cuicuilco near UNAM

Cuicuilco – One of the first communities in the Valley of Mexico

I first visited Cuicuilco in 1999 when staying with friends on the UNAM Campus. It’s just a short walk from the main campus entrance and as you can see below it changes it’s appearance with he seasons.

The archeological zone of Cuicuilco was one the first towns and the first major religious civic center in the Valley of

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