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Travel Blogs from San Juan del Rio
... rentals, and the whole thing is new and beautiful. We are so glad we went. Mark found a walking tour map of the historic center, and became "Tour-guide Mark" for the day. We saw a dozen churches, a dozen plazas, and lots of cool artisanal things. Lunch was delicious tortas (sandwiches filled with meat, cheese, and salsa). We also saw a group exercise session in the park, which looked more like a native dance. People ...
... early to rest up a bit before going out with Alejandra so after lunch I headed in that general direction, letting my curiosity sidetrack me now and again.
Alejandra and I went to a place that her friend suggested, Maria y su bici (Maria and her bike). The place had a great ambiance, with one big table running down one side of the room, perfect for striking up a conversation with a stranger. The owner, or owner's son, struck up a conversation with ...
... may do more justice to the monolith and town than my words. It was a magical place.
The town is known for all sorts of things - the natural wool sweaters and blankets that are made here; a fat tortilla, filled with all sorts of 'stuffings', called a Gordita; caramel-like candies made from goat milk; and of course the Pena. Actually, people come from all over Mexico to get healed by the curanderos/shamans who live here, healing people by using the power of crystal. ...
... one of them loved each other. He started to be away for very long periods of time on business trips. The wife became fed up with being alone and asked one of her servants (her lover) to kill her husband when he can home. He did and then she killed the servant so that her secret would stay in the house and she could retain the wealth. Apparently she buried the bodies together in the stables or under the house. They were found later when some renos were being done. Strangely enough, ...
After a good night in Diego's mum's really comfortable bed (she was out of town, obviously!), we walked to a pretty restaurant for a late breakfast. Unfortunately the food wasn't quite as pretty as the setting. I ordered waffles and orange juice but they ended up being these strange waffles with syrupy bacon. I was already feeling a little strange but after we left I felt really nauseous and ...
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