Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our first hostel experience in Morelia

Morelia centro

Four hour drive north west of Mexico city is Morelia, the town centre is so well preserved they made it a UNISCO world heritage site. Morelia located in Michoacan, is notorious as a drug lord territory and violence. As for the city Morelia we found it very clean, welcoming and at night fall we noticed it had street lights. In Morelia we found the most interesting church to date the Santuario de Guadalupe, with colorfully walls of pink, red, flowers painted in gold the church itself was completed in 1716.

most colorful and interesting church so far

Now you have all seen the movie Hostel? we finally got to stay at our first one the Tequila sunset Hostel, and it was nothing like the movie other than all the young people we meet which was a great experience and one that we will surely try again. The Hostel was small but clean and the works were very friendly and all spoke English. Meeting all these young travelers has made it clear we need to learn more Spanish seems like all of them had a good grasp of the language except us. Our next stop will be five days at the costal resort town of Zihuatanejo.

behind us is the old water supply for the city

people from the hostel and we ate at a local church where all the money raised for charity

tour of Morelia didn't understand a world