Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The little village of Mazamitla

Hotel near town plaza.

The church at the centre of town.

Road that goes around the outskirts of town.

Mazamitla is sitting at about 2200 metres or 7300 feet. This pretty mountain town was about a two hour drive from Ajijic through a number of small villages and beautiful mountain valleys and views of Lake Chapala through openings in the vegetation near the road. As we got closer to our destination, the vegetation changed from dry scrub land to big mountain pines similar to our Pondarosa Pine, and we could smell the difference in the air. We also saw a couple sawmills and guessed rightly that the houses and other buildings would be made, at least partly, with wood.
It was a few degrees cooler than down at the lake, but a local told us that it never gets cold here, after asking us where we were from! We did notice that down jackets and toques are for sale in the village shops! We enjoyed a lunch of cheese quesidillas, beef enchaladas, beans, cucumber salad and fresh salsa with two beer for only 70 pesos or $7. We couldn't have eaten any more!

3 comments:

Pat Shaughnessy said...

I like the narrow dirt road. It reminds me of some roads in Fla. It looks very quiet and isolated.

Rita said...

Hi Kathy and Jerry. what a lovely town, It looks beautiful. And that church.. I just finshed reading the Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett. It is all about churches build centuries ago in England. Because of that I am very interested in the building of churches. I love the dirt road so peaceful. I would like to go there myself. Maybe I will if there are some little apartments for rent during our winter time. Like I would go there in December and January. Just to be away from here.
I love the food you mentioned. I love mexican food. Now I am going to read all your other postings on this blog about mexico. I been reading that book 973 pages, hardly spend time on anything else. It is for sale in Costco for 11.99
I happen to see Jerry with a doggie, just wonder if it is yours. I guess I find out when I read your previous postings. Take Care and enjoy your holiday.
promise I will keep my eye on your blog from now on.
Rita

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