Mexico City, Morelia and Monarchs! - Dec 4 - Dec 14, 2019
Both Sibila and Melina with Totonal were very helpful in putting together an excellent trip based on our interests. Aldo Flores picked us promptly at the airport, making the transition to the hotel very easy! Our tour of three interesting architectural sites in Mexico City one day with Pablo Yuichi gave us an opportunity to see various parts of the city, and eat a delicious lunch in the market of Coyoacan. Pablo is a wealth of information on many topics, and an excellent driver in heavy, big city traffic. On another day in Mexico City, our food tour included a delicious chef prepared lunch in a private home in the Condesa neighborhood and a visit to the gourmet market in the Roma neighborhood. The hospitality of the chef, Rodrigo Llanes, made for a very fun, unique experience. Leaving Mexico City, our transportation to the bus station was provided by Josue, who made sure we arrived in plenty of time to board our bus to Morelia. Our driver in Morelia, Jesus Lopez, was so friendly and resourceful. He smoothed out several small issues for us and made our car trip to see the incredible Monarch migration in the Santuario de la Sierra Chincua very comfortable. After several days of Spanish classes in Morelia, he was more than willing to let us practice with him!
It was such a fun trip and such a pleasure to meet some of the people who made it possible!