Cuernavaca Day 2 PM

After breakfast and a suitable wait we were joined in the Villa by the Groom, his sister and their parents.  We grouped into two cabs and made our way down to the centre of the city.  We walked around for a little bit, got cash and then decided that we should have a plan of attack for the rest of our excursion.  We decided to go to the Catedral de la Asunción de María, one of the oldest churches in Mexico; started in 1529 and completed in 1552.  Meaning to just walk into the area and then guide ourselves we were hit up by one of the tour guides.  Seeking to learn maybe a little we went with him.  He gave us a good history of the Cathedral, the Franciscans and Dominicans as well as the ill fated expedition to Japan, which ended in martyrdom which shows up in the murals on the walls of the Catedral.

Murals from the Catedral de la Asunción de María, one of the oldest churches in Mexico; started in 1529 and completed in 1552.
Murals from the Catedral de la Asunción de María, one of the oldest churches in Mexico; started in 1529 and completed in 1552.

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Next we decided to walk around through the market – losing track of time and people in the small corridors – Margot’s Mother and Father decided that they needed to take a load off and moved to a nearby restaurant to enjoy a beer and a snack.  We kept moving through the market – some people buying things like silver for their friends back home others buying other stuff.

We made our way out of the market to beeline over to where the in laws were stationed and joined them for a really great session of beer, coke and snacks.  We learned what sopes were too.

Well, we finished our snack and it was time to head back to the Villa for a post prandial nap, whatever.  We split into two teams – the hunters and the gatherers.  Guess who was what?  Yes, we men were on a quest to find the ferocious cerveza.  The Women were just to gather at the villa.  Anyway we departed in two sets of cabs.  We men, being the able conversationalists that we are in Spanish – not in anyway shape or form – managed to spend quite a lot of time driving up and down streets because we did not allow the cabbie to understand it was Chalma Sur instead of just Chalma.  But after we passed two good spots for alcohol we made it to the Villa and met up with our ladies – who, it seems had just as hard a time making it back as we did.

Still not done – find the elusive cerveza and vino?????  So our cabbie dropped us off and we then went off to the Oxxo to pick up some beer – not finding any of the wine they had available suitable.  Back to the Villa, wait a while and then get our concierge to call us another cab and move off to the supra mart where we my father in law bought 12 bottles of wine for the next few nights.  4 white, 8 red.

Making it back for the final time to the villa we waited while the Pollo con Mole was prepared and it was smelling awesome!!  When the rest of our party arrived – including the newlywed/soon to be wed we tucked in.  It tasted great!!

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