Great Times in a Great Town
Trip Start Feb 02, 2010
119Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Streetside, outside a hotel and coffee shop
Miles Per Gallon: 19.8
Every morning and night, we somehow would awkwardly run into the owner of the coffeeshop that we were sleeping outside of. Hey, it was a great place to sleep on a relatively quiet, yet well lit and secure area just across the street from a fancy hotel. We figured if we bought some coffee from them they wouldn´t mind our presence. So every morning we´d get a nice cup of joe to start out the day. Not so bad.
Overall, this town was epic, easily one of our favorites so far. Being high in the mountains, the climate was perfect. The town was gorgeous with its old colonial style buildings. And on the north side of town there was the grittier 'locals' market area where you could find awesomly cheap food. Back in the touristy area, things got a bit more heated..
We waltzed into a panaderia (as we always do) with high hopes of finding something delicious. Kim found an amazing looking mini pecan pie. Steve had his stomach set on a french baguette. We got to the register and they wanted 30 pesos! Keep in mind, we`re used to paying about 10-15 max! Turns out, that delicious pecan pie that Kim was drooling over was 25 pesos! She scoffed and naturally we said 'No gracias'. Steve still got that delicious french baguette though. Kim was jealous.
Eating $2 meals (yes, $2 for the both of us) kinda begins to take a toll on your stomach, especially when you have them back-to-back-to-back... so to break the cycle of strange stomach cramps, we got gangsta. A little outside of town, there was a mondo super mall. We´re talking stores inside stores! Really, the main Wal-Mart-esqe store had about 5 other stores inside of it. Anyways, we bought some food and just cooked it in their unreasonably big parking lot. I asked Kim what Mexicans thought of us vagabonds cooking in a parking lot and she said, 'Playas always recognize playas. Look over there, they´re a guy selling ice cream in that corner.' Sure enough, we just fit right in!
Since we saved a gang of money on cheap meals, we did get a bit over zealous on buying things... We got a slick 'European Carry-All'!