Photo of the week: guess who works at this desk?

Guitar making work station Paracho

I love having a peek into other people’s homes, desks and lives – little insights into what it would be like to live in their shoes. Can you guess who this workstation belongs to – what type of goods they create? The answer is in our latest post Roadtrippin’ to Paracho. Clue: think rhythmically.


Paracho is a town in Mexico, famous for its guitar makers. It’s located in the Michacán, around 100 miles from the state capital, Morelia. Guitar makers are known as luthers and Parcho is a centre for lutherie, filled with guitar shops. The luthers are most famous for thier classic guitars, but they also make mandolins, acoustic bass guitars, concheros and more.

We went to Paracho on a road trip from San Pancho, stopping in Guadalajara along the way. We were going to collect a guitar for one of our friends in San Pancho who had ordered one  specially from a guitar seller in Paracho. It was an incredible trip and we came back with an extra passenger! Read the whole story here.

Other posts on Mexico

We spent six months in Mexico, living in a town we fell in love with called San Pancho. Here’s a post explaining all our top tips for San Pancho. We also visited Yelapa, a beautiful coastal town (almost an island) near Puerto Vallarta where we stayed at an extra special place called Casa Isabel. And we loved exploring the lives of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Mexico City. We loved Mexico so much, I’ve no doubt we’ll be back so plenty more stories coming soon.

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