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!



Zacatecas was the last of the 32 Mexican states I planned to visit. Correctly there are 31 states and the Federal District, which is Mexico city. Now it is the turn of it. From the weather, I should have chosen it earlier. I did not put Zacatecas on the end of the states to visit by the place of the letter in the alphabet, but by the special celebrations I would like to visit in Mexico. Unfortunately I could not see the celebration of the virgin Guadalupe in the city with the same name. I just could not fit in this as well.

I arrived in Zacatecas by 30th of Nov. 2018, but was not able to start to report about it but now. I had to update about my days in Torreón, Coahuila (scroll down to 25th Nov 2018) before. This is now done including added photos and links to more photos. For Zacatecas I just have updated until the afternoon of my arrival date, but you are welcome to read about it already. There are also, as usual, links added to Wikipedia about the state of Zacatecas and the city of Zacatecas as well as to the city of Guadalupe. Though you can prepare for my upcoming story.

To find the site easily just follow the link for the state of Zacatecas.

Durango – the State of the Movies

Actually on Mondays museums are closed in Mexico and I used the time to update my blog – all the days for Durango including photos and links.

The site is a little about the state of Durango, but more of the city Victoria de Durango as well as the scenery for the Wild West movies, produced in the state of Durango, for example the classical Western movies with John Wayne. Next time I watch such a movie, I will have another picture behind my eyes than long time ago, when I was watching some of them.

The Mexicans are pilgrims for the sites and even the commercial one, called “Paseo del Viejo Oeste”. I was going there as well, but not really with the same intention. Anyway, you can read about the result by following the link for Durango.