I thought that Acapulco was warm and toasty. Inland the silver city Taxco it is currently 95 degrees with high overhead clouds, kind of making it somewhat hot, humid, stuffy and not my cup of horchada.
I know exactly why I like the high country of Michoacan.
Presently it is about 85 degrees in Patzcuaro, hot if you are standing in the sun. A lot cooler if you slide into the shade. About 6 o'clock when the sun falls behind the hills it starts to get cool.
Last night the temperature dropped to a freezing 43, in Patzcuaro, but a nice balmy 56 in Taxco.
I love my cool crisp nights without humidity that plummet into the low to mid 40's.
Need a blanky at that chilling elevation....the wiener dogs do a fantastic job of warming the feet at the foot of the bed during those freezing nights......
Taxco is one beautiful town. I am always pleasantly surprised at finding these places. Mexico is so different that what you envision for years. You get pleasurably surprised and better yet, I have yet to be disappointed at any place that I have been so far.
Except once. That was a beach town. It was years ago and things may have changed, maybe not. But....That's another story.
Anyway , Taxco is know for it's silver artisans. The town itself kind of a cross between SMA and Tacambaro.
Houses built up on the sides of the hills, a dozen or so churches, but Taxco doesn't have the expat population nor the tourists.
Again the center piece of the town of course is the church. Always the church. Probably a better option than a Telcel tower.
At least they don't hang antennas on the church spires like they do NOB.
When the congregations' offerings dropped, lots of antennas popped up. I don't think we will see that in Mexico for awhile.
Mexicans will go without food before they stop plunking down a few pesos for the padre on Sunday.
The main church in Taxco kind of reminds me of the Russian Cathedral in San Francisco for some reason. The big difference is on the Russian Church you see the large onion style do have the round domes, other have sharp dagger like spires.
It's funny to see rows and rows of shops with silver, silver and more silver. I wonder how it got to be that certain towns develop as the basis of a particular artisan vocation.
Why Taxco for silver? Most if not all the silver mines are not in the area here, but further North.