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... looks the band were in fact the sweetest, friendliest bunch of people you could hope to meet and after the gig we were all up for more fun...even though it was 3am and my eyes were drooping from sleep. We drove up to La Bufa, a hill which overlooks the city and scrambled up the rocky path for great views of the city lit up at night.
The next morning I sneaked out over the sleeping bodies strewn all over the ...
70 years ago, corn farmer Benito rode into his field upon his burro, ready to spend the day tilling the land. Hopping off his burro, he raised his hoe into the sky, and then struck it deep into the soil. Well, when old Benny pierced the earth, the earth burped in his face in retaliation. It was a long, steamy, sulfury burp that lasted 8 years. Benny leaped onto his burro and high-tailed it back to town. ...
... of horchata. I really gotta do that more often.
Other than that, there wasn't much on display, and the main order of business seemed to be chillaxing...so that's what I did.
The next morning I stopped by the lakeside to check out the island scene. Isla Janitzio is supposed to be a really cool/fun island to visit, but the likes of el Burro aren't allowed on this land, ...
... for the rest of our three days there. The rain was sporadic though, so we still managed to walk the steep streets and get a sense of the town. It's high up, something like 8,000 feet, so I was breathing pretty hard walking up all the hills. Zacatecas is the most northern silver town that at one time, constituted one third of Mexico's prodigious mined silver. After the Spaniards moved in and colonized, the indigenous people were enslaved and forced to mine ...
... about the Huichol people is that they still go on a yearly 410km pilgrimage to Real de Catorce. During this pilgrimage, the priests collect peyote buttons, which can be taken in small doses for energy of to curb hunger. In larger doses, peyote is a powerful hallucinogenic. At the museum they had this interactive hallway that you could stand under that projected images of peyote-induced hallucinations on the ceiling. Intense, man. According to the gentleman working at the ...