Saturday, December 21, 2013

Taos Pueblo

Recently I revisited the Taos pueblo in northern New Mexico, and things have really changed. Not that long ago, the pueblo was a thriving community, but now it has actually become a ghost town, a museum piece. Apparently, nobody wants to live there any longer because that means a life without electricity or running water. There are a few Indians who commute daily to the pueblo to sell gifts to the tourists, but I'm told that the pueblo only comes "to life" when there's a festival, and you should time your visit to coincide with a festival.
There are plenty of hornos to check out, but unfortunately, it is not likely that you'll see anyone baking bread.