Holiday Inn Express San Juan Del Rio
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... Duncan made us feel right at home and took us to a gorgeous, high ceilinged room in the Old Music School (which is thought to be about 150 years old.) The place was decorated magnificently, with a particularly visually-pleasing wash basin of earthenware with blue and white painted tiles on the wall behind it. Cooking some pasta on the little stove, we made ourselves comfortable in our cosy place. This evening, there was a gigantic musical racket going on outside, but we didn't ...
... which (like many in Mexico) is a deep, lush green because of the heat, sunshine and rain that it experiences plenty of each of. We get the impression that the old town is a major tourist centre, so there was no shortage of people coming up to us asking for money, selling trinkets or entreating us to eat at restaurants. Avoiding some of the more aggressive restaurant sales pitches, we round ourselves at what appeared to be a family-run place looking ...
... local man stopped his car, and went out of his way to help us, inquiring at a local tienda. It turned out the promotional tourist map we were using was wrong, and we never would have found the site without his help. Several times on this trip complete strangers have come to our rescue when we were confused about directions. What friendly people! We got to the ...
... that the average life expectancy of this area is 94.5 years old. Also U.F.O.s have been seen in the area (we didn't see any except for some strange looking big birds). The climax of the film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was filmed in Bernal.
So how high is this Pena (peak)? It is the 3rd tallest monolith after the Rock of Gibraltor and Sugar Loaf Mountain in Brazil. It is the only one of the three that is not rising out of the water. It towers 2 000' above ...
... The weather has warmed up a bit (low 20's), so the trip should be a comfortable one for them.
We will meet them in the fascinating city of Guanajuato. It was there that Father Hidalgo (a priest) led a mob of peasants and indigenous people against the wealthy Spaniards in the first battle in the Mexican War of Independence in 1810.
Diego Riviera, the muralist was born in this city. And, there is a museum of mummies.