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January 2014 - El Quelite Mexico
More photos of our first visit to this town can be found here and here.
El Quelite is about 30 kilometres from Mazatlan, but in reality it is a million miles away from the touristy side of Mexico. This is a thriving small town which bases its living on cattle raising, agriculture, fruit growing and dairy products.
It is such a quaint town and even has a song written about it.
Our first stop is at the bean factory. The woman in red also owns the town's cheese factory which turned out to be closed on this day.
These women are sorting the beans and removing any dirt or stones.
The streets are mostly cobblestones and lined with ferns and bougainvillea and roses. The businesses and homes are delightfully painted in bright colours.
Builders working on a house, they toss the bricks to a worker standing on the second floor. John and Bill try their hand at some manual labour.
He shoots, he scores!!
Another restaurant in town.
The panderia or bakery.
Oh, a cock farm, enough said...the cocks are chained to their `palapas`.
On a lighter note this grandfather is picking his grand-daughter up from school.