City Express Irapuato
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... system, so much of the city's traffic-flow operates underground, in what used to be the Guanajuato river which ran through the city.
We spent a day strolling around (and under) Guanajuato's callejones and plazas, soaking up the arty atmosphere, admiring the grand old neoclassical style Teatro Juárez, browsing in the bustling Mercado Central (is there a market stall equivalent of window shopping?), and looking at a few of the very many ...
... place there. Then we went downstairs into the catacoombs. Wow!!! many people interned there and the religious icons
and very very narrow halls with super low ceilings.
Then on to dinner at the most amazing restaurant. The name is Panteon Taurino which means the graveyard of the bullfighters. The tabletops are ...
... I had always kind of pictured them like the size of a langostino or a large crawfish. That they are small kind of makes it worse. I thought to myself, should I kill it? But I hesitated. What if it can jump and sting me or something? I went back into my room and immediately thought better of not killing it. So, it was back into the hall to kill it. Gone. The scorpion had now disappeared, so now I really had to worry about it.
The sounds ...
... a good time as well. Luis actually turns out to be damn good at any instrument with strings and plays the upright bass and some sort of mandolin in a 12-20 piece band they call a callejonado which is basically a band that supplies the music for a roving street party. A callejon is a narrow alley of which there are zillions in this town and the tradition is for the party to move through town picking up people like a giant conga ...
I touched down in Leon exactly on time (11:07 pm). The first person I encountered as I stepped off the plane onto the tarmac was a uniformed man in a balaclava, bristling with guns. We didn't exchange pleasantries.
My Mexican amigo (via Sally), Daniel, was waiting for me inside the terminal. How wonderful to have a local to pick me up at such a late hour! He took me to his family's little country house in an enormous estate not far ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center