I’ve been busy with my studies as a guide for tourisn, we have to do 100 hours a year to upgrade our credentials and we were 4 years behind. Things seem to be slowing down enough now that I can get back to writing. In case you didn’t know My wife and I are Accredited Tourguides for the State of Tlaxcala. If you ever want to see the local or Regional Historic Sites in English or if you are thinking about living in Mexico and would like an Orientation Tour drop me a line.
Manso Maguey (Agave Plant)
We recently visited the town of Tlaxco, Tlaxcala… a very quiet and pleasant town in the pine forest area of Tlaxcala, Where we visited the Mayors Office, the Silver workshops of Eva Martinez , a cheese making factory and then had dinner and a tour at a pulque hacienda.
buying cheese at factory store
We met the new Tourist Director at the Mayors office and he surprised us by making a cocktail that he invented called a “Rabbit”made from Tequila, Eggnog and Pepsi. Then he told us of a few legends of the town.
Afterward we went to the silver workshop of Eva Martinez where she makes reproductions of Colonial jewelry using the “Lost wax process”, several of the ladies in the tour group bought earrings.
Colonial Jewelry reproductions
After dinner in the Hacienda we took a tour of the Agave plantation to see how cactus juice is extracted and fermented. Everyone had a great time. Wish you could’ve been there. !!!
more photos of the tour….