Three days in Queretaro

Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
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Trip End Jan 15, 2008


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Friday, October 19, 2007

We arrived in the city of Queretaro.  It is a quite large city, but very colonial.  When we first got here, we were having an extremely hard time finding a hostel.  The one that was recommended to us had been shut down (we later had found out) due to a robbery.  So that sent us trekking through town.  It was very strenuous and frustrating because we could not find anything affordable (for our budget).  Then all of a sudden a woman across the street in her call ask us ¨Do you speak English?¨  We started talking to her and she had just travelled through Europe for a few months before moving from Mexico City to Queretaro and she wanted to try and help us because she knew exactly what we were going through.  Anyway, long story short, she drove us around and made some contacts and hooked us up at a place to stay.  We were very fortunate to meet her.  What a great and helpful person. 

After we unpacked a little bit we headed out to the Centro.   We came upon a church that was all decorated and then there was a parade going on.  There were groups all dressed up in traditional costume, bands, and drill teams.  It was amazing.  Come to find out they were honoring the anniversary of the corination of Santa Maria, who was the Senora del Pueblito.  I was very pleased to be able to experience such a celebration.  There were many people involved in the ceremony. 

They are also having a week long celebration of the cultural of Oaxaca.  They have booths of clothing, artwork, jewelry, and food set up.  I was so excited to see that.  I saw a booth that had Tlayudas...yummm!  I enjoyed these very much when I was in Oaxaca a little over two years ago.   That was our dinner.  Then they had a booth with some beautiful silver, which I also saw all over in Oaxaca.  I did not buy anything...yet!!  I do have my eye on a beautiful necklace though.  :)

Well, this is all for now.  I will post some pics when I get a chance.  On Sunday, we will be heading to Quanajuato.  We had to bypass it a couple days ago, as we were unable to find anywhere to stay due to a huge festival they have for three weeks every year.  It ends this Sunday. 
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mrshultz
mrshultz on

Food
What are tlayudas? Are they empanadas - little baked or fried turnovers with veggies, meat or fruit inside?
What kind of place did the good samaritan help you find? When you're out there as a tourist sometimes good things happen, people want to help travelers.
Continue the posting - if you don't we'll be nervous. You've created a monstro.
Mike and Marg

srosesmith
srosesmith on

Saludos de Los Ángeles
¡Hola! It looks like you're having an amazing adventure - and to think this is just the beginning! It's so great to see the pictures and hear about it as it unfolds. I have a feeling this will be the first of many treks - so enjoy - and keep posting the wonderful travelogues.

Sharon

anniepecker
anniepecker on

Hey ya from Chelan!
Hola. It looks like you guys are having a good time and have seen a lot. I'm crazy jealous. I'm never going to get Mudd to leave Chelan, so if you guys do this again, I'm game. Plus, Mudd would probably have tried to kill that turkey.
Enjoy, be safe, say hi to your fella!
-Annie Becker

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