Holiday Inn Express San Juan Del Rio
Travel Blogs from San Juan del Rio
... salsa dancing for the meet up and I did my best not to damage too many toes with my big clunky walking boots. Big thanks to all my dance partners and their endless patience!
The next day was Good Friday and we met up with Gaby and 2 of her surfers in town to have a wander round and watch the Silent Procession. Hooded drummers mark the beat and the only other sound is the clinking of dragged chains attached to the ankles of the marchers ...
... Legend says that at the center sleeps a giant snake which guards a cave containing the secrets to life, the universe and everything. But I didn't have time for that today, so I took some pictures, grabbed some lunch, and headed off to Patzcuaro.
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... other, so I scooted to the next one only to see my reserved price triple. After some negotiation and that awkward feeling of being scammed, I was on my way in a little red Nissan manual shift.
La Pena de Bernal is one of the top three tallest monoliths in the world just behind the Rock of Gibraltor and Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio. I had a hard time arranging a guide to take me to the top, so I decided to just check it ...
... 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 ...
... of revolutions.
Our house has lots of good books in Spanish and English about the fascinating history of this area.
Tomorrow we are off on a weekend trip to Guanajuato, another city full of the history. Chris' cousin, Susan, will be meeting us there with three other friends who are presently staying in Bucerias and are on a tour to this part of Mexico. A highlight for them is to see the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary which is about a 1 1/2 hour drive south of where we ...
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