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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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Angahuan, Michoacan

Angahuan is the little Purepecha town that you need to pass through to the Las Cabanas starting point to hike to either Paricutin volcano or the church. It may have been a bit of a drive depending where you started the day and you will most likely have a guide riding horseback along side your car who is unable to take no for an answer. Just don’t let your hurry or distractions keep

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Gustavo Bernal, a Mexican potter

Gustavo Bernal, a Mexican potter from Michoacan

Gustavo Bernal is a native of Michoacán. This artisan pottery made of clay from Tlalpujahua is fired at high temperature and completely handmade. He started his work in Mexico City but wanted to be close to the source of his materials.

He studied at the school of pottery and porcelain MOA group with Japanese teachers for two years and has been making his

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Concepcion de Buenos Aires

A friend told me about Concepción de Buenos Aires somewhere off the new road to Mazamitla as being an attractive place to visit. The turn off is about 10-12 miles up the hill from Amacueca to the right. Putting that name on a road sign is next to impossible so you’ll see something like – Cocep de BA. About 12-15 miles on this secondary road full of not very deep potholes appears the gates to

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Lake Zirahuen - Michoacan

Lake Zirahuen in Michoacan Mexico, is an enchanting lake just 20 kilometers from the city of Patzcuaro along the highway toward Uruapan. You can also access the lake from Santa Clara del Cobre over a cobblestone road. The name Zirahuen means “Place of Smoke”, maybe from the mountain mist over the lake.

The clear blue water of the lake, one of the cleanest in Mexico, makes this a real visual pleasure. There is still

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