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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 5: Uruapan

'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 5: Uruapan

February 11, 2011 | Sarada Krishnan
Lunch has been arranged at the farm and the food prepared by local Purepechas women. We are treated to fresh guacamole, hot blue corn tortillas made right in front of us, beans, and a squash dessert in addition to other treats.Learn more
'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 4: Patzcuaro

'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 4: Patzcuaro

February 11, 2011 | Sarada Krishnan
The island of Janitzio consists of terraced housing packed along the hillside and has a population of about 3,000 people. At the top of the hill is the statue of José Maria Morelos, a leader of Mexican independence. Within the statue are paintings by Ramon Alba de la Canal and other great Mexican...Learn more
Mexican Journal: Day 5 – Tzintzuntzan & Uruapan

Mexican Journal: Day 5 – Tzintzuntzan & Uruapan

February 12, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
About 20 minutes from Patzcuaro is the Tzintzuntzan Archeological Site, which was built by the native peoples of the region, the Purépechas around 1200 AD. The name Tzintzuntzan means ‘place of the hummingbirds’. The ruins consist of five ceremonial temples with circular, terraced platforms. The...Learn more
Mexican Journal: Day 4 – Patzcuaro

Mexican Journal: Day 4 – Patzcuaro

February 11, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
Our next stop is Jenitzio Island, with its monumental statue of José Maria Morelos, a leader of Mexican independence, at the top of the hill. The inclined streets are lined with handicraft stores and restaurants. We climb the steep hillside and at the top is the huge statue of Morelos made of stone...Learn more