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Proud Michoacan town besotted by orchids hosts first-rate show, sells fine cheeses to boot

From Jocotepec it’s only a 90-minute drive to little San José de Gracia, Michoacán, located quite close to the popular mountain resort town of Mazamitla. San José has been holding a big Expo Orquidea for the last seven years, but word about it had never reached our ears. Now, thanks to Alex Solís, who promotes various events taking place south of Lake Chapala, we knew this expo was going to take place from February 6 to 8, over the weekend.

So, last Sunday we headed for the hills, but the fact is we had no idea what we might find: Maybe five people displaying their orchids on card tables under a lona?

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