Hotel Mision Argento Zacatecas
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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 ...
... you've had enough.
Good Friday saw the Via Crucis, when a bier with an image of Jesus carrying a big cross, plus other icons, are carried from each parish church to the cathedral, accompanied by the ministers reading from the bible and leading the singing/praying.
Later that evening was the Silent Procession, which was similar, but without the praying/singing but with some slow drumming and parishioners from each church wearing KKK hats & cloaks and carrying ...
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