Hola amigos, welcome back to my channel. In this episode, I am going to show you the Janitzio island and the magical town of Patzcuaro. So, let’s go! Leaving my Airbnb from Morelia, I took a one-hour bus to Patzcuaro. And then a 10 mins taxi to the Patzcuaro pier for going to the Janitzio island. pier for going to the Janitzio island. In order to access to the island, I must take a boat. The ticket was 70 pesos for both ways. Let me find my boat. Oh Titanic? No thanks.
Hmm..Monica is the right one. In Mexico, music is everywhere, including this 30 mins boat ride. I felt so comfortable and relaxed with the sea breeze. Long term travel sometimes is stressful. You have to deal with lodging, transportation and body condition frequently.
Look at this Janitzio Island, It’s surrounded by a lot of houses. A 40-meter statue of José María Morelos, a great hero of Mexico’s independence is found on the islands
highest point The weather was very warm and sunny but the view was amazing. After taking a few pictures, people from my boat were all gone. So, I had to find my way to go to the
monument at the top. The walk was not long but with a lot of stairs. It costed 10 pesos to go into the monument area. The statue of Jose Maria Morelos was erected in 1933. Inside the statue, there is spiral staircase with murals on the interior wall which talks about his life. Wow…Finally, the last set of stair case. Look at the reflection. The water was so clean. Since it was a weekday, the island was very peaceful. I saw this playground and would like see if I could spin like an expert. Ah… I am sure I’m just lack of skill, not because of my weight. see I did well on the swing after the
intense workout in the Statue I decided to get some lunch I was not sure if it was a festival or a celebration. There was a big band at the stairs. People were dressed in traditional clothes and eating tamales. And they were collecting some sort of bamboo. They might be a group of indigenous people called Purépecha. And in Purépecha, the name of Janitzio means “maize flower”. I found a restaurant and got 2 quesadillas.
The tortillas were fresh ahh…but the cheese was tasteless. After that, I got onto a boat to Patzcuaro. Without any plan, I just hopped on to a van which said central. The amazing thing in Mexico is that, every city is so different. The magical town, Patzcuaro, doesn’t look like a luxury historical place but very unique. Look at all the houses. They all have red as a major color with tiles roof. Shop names are written on the wall in black but the first letter of each word is in red. After hanging around in the street for a while, I saw a big group of performers. I didn’t know their names. All I know was that they were so interested in my camera.
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