BEST WESTERN PLUS Plaza Florida & Tower
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- Minbar in room
- Smoking rooms available
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I was lucky enough to meet some company on the way up to El Pipila in the evening. I was told that it's dangerous to go there in the evening alone, but I was determined to take evening photos of the whole town. Happily I did it!
My company a local musician, also brought me along to a salsa club where we danced. Couldn't get any better than this for my last night in Guanajuato!
... raining, luckily not too hard though, so off we went, as close to the buildings as possible to try to avoid getting soaked. We were pretty successful, besides our feet.
Okay, last thing I want to mention is about my phone. I've been checking it out, and 1) am hoping if I listen to the radio on it at a different point of the day the options will be better or otherwise I have to be very disappointed with Mexican radio and 2) have discovered ...
The beautiful university city of Guanajuato (meaning 'hill of frogs' in the P'urhépecha language) was founded in 1548 and built around mines after the Spaniards discovered silver in the area. In the 18th century it was one of the richest cities in the Spanish empire, producing around two thirds of the world's silver.
These days it doesn't produce quite so much silver, But it is, unsurprisingly, another Unesco World Heritage site.
... br> San Miguel Allende is about an hour from Guanajuato and we decided to make a quick stop there (despite not having the time to spare), where Charlie got to see an old friend of his who runs a gallery in this awesome place called 'Fabrica La Aurora' - a very well laid-out, chic but charming, open-concept art and design centre, which used to be a cotton factory way back when. Checked it out, got lunch, went on our way.
... to speak Spanish all the time (though Raquel will only speak Spanish with us!). I do feel kind of tall and stand-out-ish though - the tallest men are about as tall as me, and the women shorter, though most wear heels despite the steep climbs.
The other day I was walking up the steep street to the house in the heat, getting so tired, and turned to go down the steps to Raquel's house and there was a little man, maybe 60, carrying a huge, huge bag of cement or sand. ...