March 19, Patzcuaro, Mexico
We left Oaxaca and took two days to get to Taxco. On the way, we saw the world’s largest church in the the smallest town. Well maybe not literally, but it is a hugh church and a very, very small town.
Taxco is an old silver town built on the side of a mountain. Once the mines were played out, Taxco became known for its silver artisanship. We were fasciniated by the roads — narrow, steep, winding, cobblestoned, and sometimes two-way! The locals know how to manage them. Everyone else, keep clear!
From there, we headed the back way, through some fascinating canyons then up over some mountains. We arrived in Patzcuaro, intending to stay for just one night. But I felt lousy in the morning, running a fever with sore throat. After a few days of this, I finally went to a doctor. The antibiotic he prescribed knocked the fever and sore throat, but it made me so dizzy and lightheaded that I could barely cross the street by myself, let alone ride my motorcycle. So, we’ve stayed until this is all cleared up. I’m hoping to ride tomorrow. This is a delightful town, but it’s the longest we’ve stayed anywhere, and I missed most of it!