Monarchs in Mexico

[NOTE: We finally updated the blog - wrote a summary ‘catch up’ post - to read it, CLICK HERE.]

We have been enjoying our new home in Zacatecas, where we moved at the beginning of April.

Our first month included the annual cultural festival which surrounds Semana Santa (holy week). One thing we learned, they *really* love American classic rock! In the 30+ year history of this festival, they’ve had appearances from Bob Dylan, Gloria Gaynor, Electric Light Orchestra, Dionne Warwick, Peter Cetera, Jose Feliciano, Air Supply, Michael Bolton, and KC and the Sunshine Band. This year the main act was Creedence Clearwater, and they know all the words. Huge crowds.

How huge? We got there about 1.5 hours early. This is as close as we got:

This is all the people outside on the street:

We’ve managed to connect to a couple of local vegan restaurants and three different vegan pop-ups and delivery services. One is in a nearby park every Saturday, two others deliver cheap (by bike) Monday through Friday. 30-60 pesos per entree.

Back in February we visited Morelia and the Michoacan butterfly reserve. Here is some Morelia street art that made me laugh.

Morelia has a very nice touristy downtown area, but it did not draw us in like Zacatecas did. We spent three nights at a Bed and Breakfast at the foothills of Cerro Pelon near the butterflies. We wrote a new post on our blog with more details, with slideshows and videos from our Flickr account.

The blog post: CLICK HERE

The full album slideshow and videos are on our Flickr page: CLICK HERE

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