Morelia

Lars and I spent a day exploring the historic center of Morelia before our early flight home the next morning. We could have taken a bus from Pátzcuaro to Morelia for only a few dollars, but we decided that splitting the cost of a taxi directly from Eronga to our Morelia hotel would save us a lot of hassle. The taxi costed about US $25 to Morelia, and then we paid about US $18 the next morning to get to the airport. We weren't sure why the two rides were cheaper in total than our original trip from the airport to Eronga.

We stayed at the Hotel D'Atilanos, which was just fine, except that the night receptionist had disappeared to buy some beer just when the hot water stopped working.

Morelia was still decked-out for the Day of the Dead.

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We had lunch at a torta shop on the main square.

Morelia - Tortas for Lunch - Geoff, Lars (photo by Geoff)Morelia - Tortas for Lunch (photo by Geoff)

One of the many ornate churches in Morelia. Because of Sunday services, we couldn't explore the other churches.

Morelia - Church (photo by Lars)Morelia - Church (photo by Lars)

A huge stage was constructed on the main square for a political rally and free concert promoting the PAN political party candidates. That evening, we got swept up into a parade, waving flags and marching with the supporters of Chavo Lopez Orduña.

Morelia - Political Rally for Chavo Lopez Orduña (photo by Lars)Morelia - Political Rally for Chavo Lopez Orduña (photo by Lars)Morelia - Political Rally for Chavo Lopez Orduña - Lars, Geoff (photo by Lars)Morelia - Aqueduct (photo by Lars)Morelia - Political Rally for Chavo Lopez Orduña (photo by Lars)