We traveled all around for 10 days in Mexico- going to several towns in and around Toluca/ Mexico City. By far our favorite place to stay during our trip was in Taxco- Posada Joan Sebastian. First of all the town of Taxco is a MUST SEE!!!!! The town is built on mountains and the cobble stone streets are up and down- down and up. We had the PLEASURE of meeting the owner on the Joan Sebastian- Toni who is a retired Dr/ surgeon. He was one of the nicest hosts we had met through our travels. He first of all greeted us with a history of the town and the history of Joan Sebastion and a welcome drink of our choice in his own home. He had wonderful staff and two of the cutest kids we have ever met- talented, well mannered and SO SWEET!!! His hotel dates back to his Father who built the Posada Joan Sebastion with a pick- pounding through the hard rock. Toni even said he was going to meet a friend of his the following day up on a hilltop and asked us if we would like to join him- so ofcourse we did. Toni stopped and got us some beverages and chips and we spent a wonderful afternoon with new friends and all the time feeling like home. In the evening my son and I found a magnificient place to eat on a rooftop which was literally right next to a church which was all lit up in the night and we had an awesome view of the mountains around us. It was a wonderful dinner and so relaxing. Coming home that night and back to our room- we heard one big thunder BOOM and it just rained and poured- we loved it and it was so perfect that we had just got back to our room before the rain hit or we would have been soaked from the storm- it was raining cats and dogs- we loved the rain and the thunder and it was a great way to end our perfect night. The next morning Toni's children came to our room and asked if we would like to have breakfast with them. We were happy to have a perfect breakfast with Toni and the kids and just talk and relax and enjoy. We spent the day enjoying Taxco. Toni told us of all the places to see and do. We enjoyed the cable car and enjoyed looking at all the silver- after all Taxco is known for it's silver. It is in history- if you are looking for silver- you MUST go to Taxco!!!!!! Toni is in the process of building an absolutely gorgeous rooftop terrrace and I can not begin to explain the views from the rooftop. GORGEOUS!!! Toni has also added new rooms and a dorm for college kids studying in Taxco. In the evening Toni and one of his children entertained us with beautiful guitar songs of history and the revolution. We talked- listened to music and felt like family!!!! The next day, we did more exploration of Taxco and went to Bar Bertha which is named after the ORIGINAL founder of silver, who also built the church and was the richest man in the city. This was also the BIRTHPLACE of the original margarita. We went up on the rooftop to have a margarita and looked out upon the plaza and the town. The day we decided to leave the Posada- we wanted to check out the caves there first. Toni insisted he drive us to the caves and drop us off. He told us to just leave our stuff in our room and go have a good time. He was not concerned about when we would check out of the posada. We took our time and when we returned to our room- it was clean, neat and our luggage was there in the corner. We were so impressed with the service- the owner Toni- the staff and can not say enough about our days in Taxco. We are still in touch with Toni via e mail and he can not wait until our return. We, as well can not wait to return to Taxco! Toni and his kids are now our extended family and we will be seeing him soon. He is the kindest man with a heart of gold and we can not say enough about Taxco and our new family there. Please dont pass up going to Taxco and dont pass up staying at Posada Joan Sebastion! We got our room for 400 pesos a night, which is 30 something US dollars. I got a really good exchange rate of 13 to 1 in Mexico City.
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