We shopped in Cuernavaca the very first day at our favorite tianguis (crafts booth) with Isabel Camacho. Her family’s beadwork is incredible! Next, to Taxco for silver, bobblies, and many other crafts from the state of Guerrero. Last, we went to the mystical town of Tepoztlan, where bamboo instruments are part of the incredible crafts (and food) markets. On the way home, a lovely view of Popo from the airplane window.
Native masks adorn the facade of one of Taxco’s famous shops. Taxco is also the home of the primary silver market where most of Arte Mexico’s silver is mined and crafted. An amazing jewel of a city, built on the side of a mountain in the state of Guerrero, between Mexico City and Acapulco.
The Pyramid of the Sun is a dramatic reminder of the power and grace of this pre-Aztec civilization. Located NE of Mexico City, the 270 steps to the top are worth the climb, offering a spectacular view of the valley below.