Today we visited Tzintzuntzan ( Place of the Hummingbirds) to explore the history and culture of the Purepecha people. The Purepechas have preserved their language and traditions from long, long, long ago. We saw the ruins
of five ancient pyramids. Our guide & teacher, Mr. Marcos lead the way.
We also went to the Island of
Janitzio. We needed to take a boat to the island . A mariachi band traveled with us and played music while the teachers
danced .The island is located in a large lake called Lake Patzcuaro.The island is actually a volcano that is no longer
active. ( It does not erupt) The island is shaped like an upside down ice cream cone and has a large statue at the top. To
walk the streets of the island you need to climb up or down steps.There are no cars.There are shops and homes and places to
eat along these streets. It was raining very hard all day but it was fun!
After lunch we took the boat back to the town of Patzcuaro where we walked around and saw the incredible artisans ( like the woodcarver and weaver in the
videos) in the "Seven Patios".