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toddmc


Sep 22, 2005, 8:47 AM

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Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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Hello

Quickly booking a last minute trip to Morelia.
Planning on staying by the Zocala.
Would like to stay at Hotel Virrey de Mendoza but it is a bit out of our budget. I think we will try Hotel Casino or if that is full the Hotel de la Soledad. But other suggestion are welcomed.

My wife is planning on booking a week of private lessons at the baden powell institute. I have just emailed them to try to book for the week of October 3rd, if they are full that week, is there someone else you could recommend?

Is the institute within walking distance of the hotels mentioned above or would you suggest something closer to the institute?

Thanks

Todd McIntosh



Marta R

Sep 22, 2005, 9:19 AM

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Re: [toddmc] Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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Hi, Todd.

Yes, Baden-Powell is within walking distance of the Zocalo -- El Centro is a pretty compact area and everything is close by. I suspect that B-P will have room for you -- they have a large supply of teachers to handle private classes. When my family went down in June, my husband and I had reservations for the classes but our girls didn't. After a one-morning "sample" they demanded that we enroll them, which B-P did with no problems.

You might ask B-P about places to stay. They arrange homestays, but were able to hook us up with a private apartment for two weeks, and I'm sure they'll have good hotel advice too.

Say "hi!" to Gabriel for me.

Marta


jennifer rose

Sep 22, 2005, 9:43 AM

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Re: [toddmc] Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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The Zocalo, which happens to be located in the D.F., is a very long walk to Baden-Powell in Morelia. We refer to the plaza on which the Catedral sits as the Plaza de Armas and Plaza Melchor Ocampo. That is walkable to Baden-Powell.

Hotels less costly than the Virrey de Mendoza in that area which I could recommend are: Hotel Casino, Hotel Vallodolid, Catedral, and Howard Johnson Calle de Real (even closer).

See http://www.michoacan-travel.com/fiprotur/eng_mor_hoteles.htm for a comprehensive listing.


gpk

Sep 22, 2005, 10:50 AM

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Re: [jennifer rose] Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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The Hotel Catedral is not well run and some rooms have NO windows at all--not even into the hallway. Hotel Casino is much better. The Hotel Casino also has a nice restaurant. The Soledad is overpriced and overrated--stop in for a breakfast or luch in the garden, but stay elsewhere.


bournemouth

Sep 22, 2005, 10:53 AM

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Re: [jennifer rose] Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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Is the DF Zocalo the only Zocalo in Mexico? For some reason I thought other places had Zocalos but I've been know to be wrong!


toddmc


Sep 22, 2005, 11:56 AM

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Re: [jennifer rose] Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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We stayed at the Hotel Casino last year and loved it.
Took a room on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the Zocalo, I mean Plaza.

Lots of noise, activity and excitement, one day a car race finished under our window, next day there was some sort of event we never did figure out. Sort of a parade that focused on a group of people swinging and throwing flags in synchronization. Live music, strolling troubadourrs ! Very Cool! (do people still say cool?)

Sadly looks like Casino will be book for the first few days Shannon is there. I think I will take a pass on the Soledad.
Hotel Valladolid is next door to the Casino, I have emailed them about availability and dates and price.
Hoping to gat a balcony on the second floor again.

Any personal observations on the Valladolid?


Thanks

Todd


gpk

Sep 22, 2005, 1:19 PM

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The Valladolid is under renovation--may be done by now. If not, expect extra noise--although you may not notice since you like the city noise. The outdoor restaurant of the Valladolid has been closed for a couple months, but the Casino's restaurant next door is better anyway.


Papirex


Sep 22, 2005, 2:23 PM

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Re: [bournemouth] Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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Yes Bournemouth, the public square in The D. F. is not only the largest public square in Mexico; it is the only one that is named The Zocalo. It is not strictly correct to call any other public square a Zocalo. It has become common usage to call any public square by that name however. My wife and I call the square in The Centro here in Cuernavaca The Zocalo, even though we both know The Zocalo is in Mexico City, D. F.

Rex
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved" - Victor Hugo


Miguel Palomares


Sep 22, 2005, 5:50 PM

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Your revolucionario and his mujer just returned to the ever-improving Patzcuaro quasi-suburb of Tzurumutaro after a brief overnight jaunt to Queretaro. On wheeling into the Tzurumutaro Plaza in the Meriva we noticed renovation on the portals is well underway, a surprise development. There is so much new going on here in Tzurumutaro, all positive, that we locals are convinced that after the portals are replaced ever-so-beautifully, combined with the stunning plaza renovation of last year, the branch of the Casa de Artesanias from Morelia that now abuts the plaza, the highway ingress-and-egress widening currently in progress, well, at the next town meeting this fellow here is going to suggest we dub the plaza El Zocolo Dos.

With publicity, it will catch on. And you purists can just live with it.

Tzurumutaro -- on the move!

From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
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The dark side of living in Mexico:
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Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
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MazDee

Oct 6, 2005, 8:37 PM

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Re: [Sangron Palomares] Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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That new picture is pretty ugly. I preferred Emiliano. Who IS Sangron?


Bear

Oct 7, 2005, 4:23 AM

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Re: [MazDee] Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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A "sangron" is a person who has been bled dry (slang) usually by relatives and friends, financially.
Bear


Bear

Oct 7, 2005, 8:51 AM

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Or, it can be a person who pesters his relatives and
friends for the money that he is owed. Or, it can be
just a "pesterer". Pick one? Bear


Miguel Palomares


Oct 7, 2005, 8:53 AM

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Sangron or not...

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Bear offers:


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A "sangron" is a person who has been bled dry (slang) usually by relatives and friends, financially.


That may be what it means elsewhere in Latin America, but in Mexico it means a person who is, uh, difficult, often grumpy. But, no matter, we should not quibble and fuss. I have long admired the name Jack, so Jack it will be. For now. I find the mugshot appealing and appropriate.
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
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The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/

(This post was edited by Jack Palomares on Oct 7, 2005, 8:59 AM)


esperanza

Oct 7, 2005, 9:47 AM

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Hmmm...I've heard the phrase, "You don't know Jack."

Good choice, sangrón.

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abq

Oct 7, 2005, 2:23 PM

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Re: [RexC] Morelia: Hotel on the Zocalo, Walk to Baden Powell?

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I've always heard the main square in Oaxaca referred to as the zocalo. Is that incorrect?


Anonimo

Oct 7, 2005, 3:24 PM

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I have to say I prefered the picture of Generalisimo Emiliano P, and his trusty Winchester. That gets my vote.
"Jack" is so..so..white bread.



Saludos,
Anonimo


gpk

Oct 7, 2005, 5:31 PM

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Looks like el sangrón has been taking art classes--guess where?


MazDee

Oct 7, 2005, 8:23 PM

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Jack is so macho. I like it. That was the name of the love of my life. The picture still is ugly, Jack.
 
 
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