First-hand experiences from our guests...
Generous hosts and opportunity to stay in a villlage setting - Casa Santiago, a family-run B&B located in the countryside beside Lake Patzcuaro, offers an opportunity to stay with a Purepecha/US family. The family graciously shares their home, and best of all, their kitchen. Specifics and photos are available at their website:
I stayed at Casa Santiago twice last year. It provided a refuge for me and was the perfect home base from which to explore the fascinating indigenous Purepecha culture around Lake Patzcuaro, an area famous for its traditions and crafts.
Only about an hour from Morelia, the capital of Michoacan,
Casa Santiago can easily be reached from US cities in one day's travel.
I had the experience of waking up one morning to the street noise
of San Francisco, CA, and the very next day awoke to the very different
sounds that accompany morning at Casa Santiago--chickens cackling,
burros braying, and the clacking of a horse's hooves.
"Leave your alarm clock at the door, time stands still
in the kitchen of Arminda and Kevin. Rich coffee on the stove, great
conversation at the table and local food that will keep you there
for one more helping. Amazing discussions and learning while relaxing
in beautiful garden surroundings. It's a tease designing this site
from Canada, I can't wait
"Indiginous cooking traditions in the kitchen
where daughters, cousins, aunts and moms all contribute to the meal
preparation, storytelling and laughter. We were some of the fortunate
visitors who experienced hearing Arminda sing the traditional folk
songs of the Purepecha from her childhood. Enchantling. Our tour will
be back next year!"
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