Hotel Howard Johnson Zacatecas
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... market. It is surrounded by a wrought iron fence and in the there is a moorish style kiosk made of metal with a sandstone base. On sundays, families gather in this square to listen to bands playing loca music called tamborazo, type of band music with a distinctive rhythm. We were delighted by festive town music. Our guide claimed that Jerez has more musicians than any other Mexican town.
Next morning, we were up early to head toward Guanajuato.
Zacatecas, Zacatecas -Traveling from the north to the south, it is in the colonial cities that a different Mexico begins to emerge. Away from the dusty rodeo circuit of the border region and the dry arid heat of the desert, it is not only the number of roadside cattle drives that change. Gone is the rough and tumble attitude of the north, along with their coarse language and fondness for cheap, strong beer. In its place you'll find a more European character: ...
... of art, sculptures from across the world. We did visit one museum. there were artifacts dated back 2000 years. It was just interesting comparing to a city like ours at home.
We came across another Plaza or Central Square last night, The whole area was cobble stone, walled on 3 sides with some beautiful buildings and a Cathedral creating a natural amphitheatre where we listed to some Spanish acoustic come mini operetta. A truly amazing ...
... up so even if it isn`t all true, I bet there are kernels of truth somewhere in the story. If anyone has seen Blow lately, I would be curious to know if Johnny Depp was ever in Puerto Vallarta in the movie.
So I leave Vallarta and head for Guadalajara which is the second biggest city in Mexico and something of a cultural center. Their claim to fame is inventing the mariachi which would be a somewhat dubious distinction in my book because I never ...
... reason than to win back a few pesos playing dominoes. Only one more stop before I head back toward the Texas border. One more stretch of days in the Huiricuta desert region where I started and reflect upon the whole journey. I think the ride to Wadley should be an easy one and I’m looking forward to sharing my new stories with El Senor Mescalito. I’m sure he’ll be quite entertained with my perpetual foolishness. :-) Hasta, Skip ...