Tijuana Series I
Papá en el Mercado Hidalgo Cargando Una Piñata.
Muchos Plátanos y Pocas Piñas.
El Car Wash.
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Enchanted Town, Guanajuato Edition
Pueblo Mágico, Edición Guanajuato
A couple of weeks ago went to Mexico City to visit some friends (I still have to edit those pics, so they’ll be coming soon) and realized how little time I had to really explore what the city has to offer. So on a last minute change of plans I decided to visit a smaller town close to Mexico City called Guanajuato (4 hour drive northwest). Guanajuato is fairly small, so I thought I could definitely see most of it on a weekend trip. And thankfully I was right, a lot of folks had been telling how pretty and enchanting it was and they were completely right, I actually wish I could have stayed for at least one more day.
Guanajuato is as picturesque as I had seen in pictures, the bright colored houses and cobblestone alleys transport you to another time. One thing that impressed me was that there’s no roads, there’s only 2 or 3 streets that cars can go through and the rest are walkways. The entire road system is underground, what used to be the drainage tunnels and now road tunnels.
Now, here are the top things you must do while you’re there:
- Try to stay within center of town, there’s this one which is very centrally located and has good prices.
- DO the “Callejoneada" with La Estudiantina it’s a group serenade walking throughout the streets and alleys all over town, they take you to specific loations where they narrate and sing about legends of Guanajuato. Very unique experience.
- Dining out is an easy find you’ll see a lot of nice restaurants surrounding the main plaza in front of the Guanajuato Theater. You can’t really go wrong with food, but I will suggest this restaurant and try their “Frida” enchiladas.
- DO the early morning tour because it will take up most of your day, there’s a lot to see and you’ll be hungry by the end of it. The tour I took covered…
• Vista del Pipila
• Museo de Torturas
• Mina La Valenciana
• Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
and other things in between that I can recall they’re names but I’ll update soon.
It was a sweet and short trip, I enjoyed it very much. Oh and also Guanajuato offers fun nightlife as well, so be ready to go out to a nice club or party your way through some local bars and possibly some karaoke if you’re in the mood.
p.s. The Cervantino Festival is coming up so this might help you to organize your trip. The festival takes place on different spots throughout the city and you might want to book soon because hotels get booked pretty quickly.
Ciao Los Angeles!
Next stop: Mexico City. Stay tuned.
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