Pueblo Màgico - Tepoztlàn, Morelos My compass pointed me due south, about 2 hours out of Mexico City towards the magic town of Tepoztlán, Morelos. The ancient stories tell of this birthplace of Quetzalcoatl - the Aztec feathered serpent god and the Aztec Tepozteco pyramid, nestled high above the magic below on a rugged clifftop. Had I been transported through a time machine? This town felt old, ancient even. A buzz, lovingly unique to Mexican culture suddenly overwhelmed my senses with colour, folklorish sounds and an ancient mix of spices, burning sage and nature. The Aztecs had most definately been here. They were still present in the music that drummed out on old, traditional instruments of leather and bone. Only Aztec gods could possibly navigate the narrow, pebbled streets and its traffic, both humans and vehicles alike, and yet it works. One just has to jump up on a thin strip of sidewalk, out of the way of a friendly town bus as it hoots and bounces its way towards the centre of town or 'centro'. No magic town is complete without 2 very magic ingredients: A cathedral (or place of worship) and a 'centro", a central meeting point for the community. Tepoztlàn boasts both equally as surreal and entertaining. The friendly town folk hustle you through avenues apon avenues of markets offering all sorts of trinkets, gifts, potions, tasty treats and yes...I found the perfect fridge magnet for my collection. I must have spent close to 5 hours amid this magic and still could not take it all in. Next time, I'll stay overnight in one of the quaint little hotels (or cabins) on offer so that I can experience the magical nightlife that wakes up after the sun sets here.

Posted by Saffa at 2021-07-11 19:09:19 UTC