Thursday, June 19, 2008

Touring the Lakeside Villages

I think my favorite part about living in Patzcuaro is having the incredible opportunity to explore the Purepecha Artisan Villages around Lake Patzucaro. It's truly a gift. The local people are so talented and it's amazing how friendly and open they seem to be with foreigners such as myself.

Local tours guides Francisco and Miguel Angel from Eronga were the first ones to take me to the villages and since then I've taken other friends, groups and tourists around. Every time I go I learn something new, see something I've never seen before, connect on a level that I couldn't have imagined.

I still enjoy nothing more than taking groups around and my colleague and friend Leticia is starting her own tour company called Patzcuaro Tours to give even more tourists and visitors the opportunity to "see the real Mexico."