A Few Days in Guanajuato
Trip Start Jun 11, 2005
33Trip End Sep 01, 2005
I found a hostel that Let's Go suggested (I still trust them). There's a lot of construction going on in this town, but it's still charming somehow. My dorm is only $10 and there's only been 1 or 2 people in there each night. Beside the road work starting at 7 a.m. every morning, it's a pretty cool place.
The first night I just strolled around town. Guanajuato is in the mountains and it's a great walking city
There's a mummy museum that's a trip. They´re 140+ years old and they still have hair and clothes. They're not the wrapped kind of mummies. They're just mummified people. It's kind of messed up that they pulled them out of their crypts and put them on display though. Maybe that's just me. There is one woman that was entombed while still alive (blowfish maybe?) and she is in the frozen position of trying to crawl out. Not at all disturbing. Oh, okay, THIS is disturbing. One woman died while pregnant. When they pulled her out of her tomb they extracted a perfectly preserved 5 month old fetus (well 5 months plus 140 years). It's wicked looking. I'll post a photo to help you sleep at night.
I went to a free piano concert at the Teatro Juarez. It was gorgeous. The music and the theater. I didn't know most of what he played (I recognized the death march), but I just love piano music
The Cervantes museum is amazing. It's full of art dedicated to and inspired by Don Quixote. There's a Diego Rivera museum (Frida's man). Some of it was okay. Some of it was really trivial. Like an envelope from Harrah's that he had doodled on. Mostly I just wander around, people watch, check out the architecture, and read a lot. It's a nice little vacation. Vacation from what some of you might ask? Not cool.
I re-read Catcher in the Rye when I first got here. I love that book. I knew I loved it before, but this time it really blew me away. Holden makes me feel sane and not at all anxiety ridden. It's great.
Now I'm looking into schools here. I had planned on going to school in San Miguel, but I may stick around here. Not because Cliff knows anything. He's still a crazy SOB, but it is cool here. We'll see. I'll post again when I figure it out.
"I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot." - H.C.