Guanajuato

Trip Start Nov 07, 2008
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Trip End Mar 03, 2009


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Flag of Mexico  , Central Mexico and Gulf Coast,
Friday, March 20, 2009

After my stint in Mexico City, I decided I liked the country and wanted to go to see a bit more of the mexican heartland before hopping back on the gringo trail going south. So I found myself going north to the old colonial town of Guanajuato, the whole of which is a UNESCO world heritage site. I stayed in a great little family-run hostel and was treated to plenty of traditional mexican food which was great to try (although having chicken with ´mole´- a sauce made principally from chocolate and chilli - for breakfast was a bit dubious). The town is a rabbit warren of narrow streets called callejons that lead you past lots of brightly coloured buildings and old churches and whatnot. As it was a weekend, there were also plenty of roaming mariachis, trying to make a quick buck from playing to customers at the outdoor cafes, which gave plenty of character to the place. As nice as it was, I had seen most things in the first day and so I moved on fairly quickly towards Tequila country and the state of Jalisco.
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