The Teuchitlán : visit the ruins with John Pint the guy who wrote the book
The host : I am John Pint.For many years my wife and I traveled around the world, supporting ourselves by teaching Spanish and English. We lived in Korea, Spain, France and spent 12 years in Saudi Arabia. Finally we settled on top of a mile-high mountain near Guadalajara, Mexico. This is a fascinating area where all five of Mexico’s ecosystems converge, so we can easily visit deep canyons, not-quite dormant volcanoes, dramatic waterfalls, cloud forests, sandy beaches, mangrove swamps, and so on. For years we have been exploring and writing about this area, which we call « Mexico’s Magic Circle. »
The experience : We will learn about the amazing people who dominated western Mexico 2000 years ago, the only people in the world whose monumental architecture consists of a complicated set of concentric circles. Discover their skill in working obsidian and their strange and unique ball game. Afterwards we can eat at a lakeside restaurant and look for water birds on a narrow walkway with a marsh on one side and the lake on the other.
Meeting : Teuchitlán Cultural Center, Circular Pyramids and Museum; La Vega Lake restaurants and Andador walkway. Meeting point: Pinar de la Venta west gate, 8 kms west of Guadalajara.
Included in the price : Transportation between Pinar de la Venta and sites to visit. Casa de Cultura fee. Museum fee. (Cost of optional restaurant meal not included). This adventure might start around 10 AM and end around 4 PM.