Taxco - Mexico's Silver Capital
Apr 05, 2008
Mar 20, 2009
Looking forward to exiting Acapulco we arrived at the bus station with the plan to take the first bus out at 8.35am. Obviously a load of other people had the same idea and we soon work out with our Spanglish that all the buses to Taxco were full. Feeling frustrated and a bit depressed at the thought of having to spend another night in Acapulco we were trying to work out our next plan of attack when we spotted some fellow travelers. Gareth had a conversation with the Frenchies and learned they also had the same dilemma. Gareth suggested another bus station and with the help of their fluent Spanish the boys were soon heading off in search of the nearby ticket office whilst I watched the luggage. Soon enough we were on our way to Taxco, didn't have much more to do with the Frenchies (sorry Laurent but they were your stereotypical French). Taxco reminded us a bit of Italy with itīs narrow, winding cobblestone streets that lead up the hill to a piazza area with a baroque style church. Surrounded by hills covered in greenery it was certainly picturesque. Keen to make the most of our afternoon we checked into our hotel and set out in search of silver. Taxco is the home of Silver in Mexico although it's no longer mined here the shops selling it keep the town thriving. Wandering along perusing all the different options Gareth starts talking about how currently silver is a great investment, don't need to tell me twice and soon we're off shopping! After torturing Gareth for a few hours in one shop (yes purchases in hand) we head off to grab a bite to eat suddenly remembering we've not eaten all day. Thunderstorms and rain set in over dinner so we wait it out before calling it a night. First bus out of here tomorrow for the surfers paradise of Puerto Escondido.