Quinta Real Zacatecas
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
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Rain and an industrial area awaited me on my arrival in San Luis Potosi...bus stations are never the best place to judge a city but it definitely didn't inspire much confidence. What a difference then when I arrived in the beautiful (hostel in the making) home of Moni and Nora and the adorable huesito and Viki, their dogs. Monica, an Italian traveller, and Nora, who's from the huasteca region of Mexico, met through couchsurfing and are now setting up their ...
... to expect and I had such great memories I kind of wanted to keep them pure, under glass and undisturbed by anything new. Admittedly, not everything that went down in SLP my first time there was great but even those few incidents can now be looked back at with a laugh and they do make for good storytelling.
I needn't have worried. Carlos, his friends (many with children now), his sister Lili, her husband (and now ...
... should I be worried? I twice happened upon others, once a few people in a truck going the other way, once a group of indigenous people walking along the road. I asked both if the road to Batopilas was really closed, both times they looked at me, looked at my motorcycle and proclaimed their confidence that I could get through. Cool! I guess there was just some sort of construction or road damage but not enough to keep a dual sport motorcycle with a determined/crazy rider away. Onwards ...
... and the mahout was short of good will towards his fellow man and in bad need of a ****. Eventually, we found a place to pull out of the traffic and I paid the 15 Pesos entry fee at an excellent art museum to get inside and use the gents. All of which allowed Elephant to cool down and the lunch time traffic to subside. We set off again and with the sort of luck born of long experience and a little good planning, found a nice hotel in the middle of ...
... was quite amazing to see ancient statues that were created approx 2000BC. We were surprised that these particular statues were set outside in a courtyard, rather than boxed up in a glass compartment - but I guess if they've lasted thousands of years already, a few more are to expected.
We went out last night to this plaza area for dinner, and we're lucky enough to catch a concert. All in spanish of course, but amazing music all the same.
After a ...