Mariposas Monarkas

One part of my itinerary for Mexico was to see the famos “Monarka” butterflies. They are flying from Canada to the state of Michoacán, where they stay during the winter months. There in the Santa Rosario bio-reserve they stay in the trees in thousands.

I actually did visit them, even it was a long trip and a little expensive. I tried to book a tour, because it would have been the easier way, but there were no more people interested in it than me this day. Though I tried to rent a car. Well at the car rental company the seller asked for a warranty of 18,000 pesos. I did not have that credit card with me, where I would have had the possibility to pay that amount. I had not planned to buy a car!

Therefore I was taking a collectivo to the bus station, asking there, if it is a bus going to one of the communities, in which the bio-reserve is situated. After asking around I had a ticket to Zitacuaro and the bus was leaving soon. Well in Zitacuaro I asked for another bus for the bio-reserve and there was! Asking around between the people, who would even enter this bus, I got to know, that I had to take a “collectivo” in Ocampo. An elderly woman told me, she will change to that “collectivo” as well and took care about me.

This was not all of the adventure, which took me between beautiful mountains to my destination, but more about it you can read soon on the site for the state of Michoacán, Mexico by scrolling down to the 6th December 2018.

Stay tuned!


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