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... for this town, because we both felt that this town was by far the most charming and delightful of all we had seen. Like Tequisquiapan, only with better color, an older feel to the colonial architecture, not having that heavy tourist feel, (though like many towns we have visited, clearly preparing for growing tourism. ) We only had 2 or 3 hours there, way too little, ...
... one loud drum, wore noisemakers on their legs, and spun in semi-coordinated unison. It was entertaining. The city is beautiful and green and old (in a good way). Well, at least the part we are in. It's actually the second biggest city in Mexico. We love it. We spent the evening in our hostel writing blogs and watching Breaking Bad (we finally have internet fast enough to watch a show). And of course...we got more Mexican ...
... significance there is that he, the mayor-magistrate didn't want to separate from Spain, but his wife, La Corregidora, did. So, she held secret meetings, disguised as a book club, right under his nose in his own house. When they were finally discovered, he locked her in her room, but she still got the message out, which started the chain of events that started Mexico's fight for independence. As mentioned, the building is now a working government office building ...
... about two hours. I drove the one and a half hours to San Miguel listening switching between my two choices- mariachi and 80’s music.
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Today, was not quite as eventful for me. After a quiet Sunday (in which we enjoyed brunch at Hotel Real de Minas with Kim Slote and her daughter, Kate and dinner at the Longhorn), I started planning our Halloween party for Thursday night. ...
... workshop for over 100 years, but at this time there are very few men who carry on the tradition and they are all fairly elderly. (Click on the photo to see a video)
The town was pretty sleepy, as we went on a Thursday before the big tourist crowds come. We liked it that way. Lots of time for us to mosey along, time to talk to store keepers and people in the restaurants, and have a lovely tour of the 'rock' all to ourselves.