Quinta Real Zacatecas
Travel Blogs from Zacatecas
... is very apparent as you approach the town, but even from the center of the picturesque setting, gazing out over the 17th century church and historical houses, the backdrop, or view of the mountains above the town, is one of total environmental degradation. Entire hills and mountain sides dug up. Open pit mining.
The local Mayor, after opposing the project, was assassinated.
I left the area with a new awareness of corruption in Mexico. People complain of corruption ...
... tense, and the people cowed under a wildly fluctuating economy and currency and a, to me,very confusing political situation. There is a rich colonial history, and an erstwhile time of opulence and aspiration to being the Paris of South America, but also a sad legacy of oppression of the indigenous population, and a tumultuous, but typical for Latin America, political history. The Argentinians seem tough and resilient, and my impressions were obviously only informed by ...
... where I’ll be by late this afternoon. For those of you who thought I was really roughing it here in Mexico, guess again. Yeah, I’ve taken far less glamorous transport as well, but Mexico is pretty easy on the traveler. Or it can be. There are a good number of options when traveling long distances in Mexico, most of which are comfortable and reliable. For a few more dollars, I can ride in a very cozy bus with a provided snack, movies to watch, and wifi. I say, ...
... version of Mexican food, and I was dead on. The food is completely different, and not disappointing in any way. I look forward to seeing what we will try this evening.
Towards the end of dinner, we heard loud crowds gathering outside and quickly paid the bill and left to go and find out what was happening. It turns out that a large parade was about to take place, in celebration of good Friday. Remembering what we had ...
... heading for Zacatecas, our next city stop.
After we pass the toll booth (we don’t have to pay on bicycles…the woman just waves us through and tells us to ride around the sensor in the ground), our splendidly smooth toll road with a wonderfully wide shoulder turns to ****. The road is now cracked, bumpy, and full of holes…and the shoulder is gone…and the speed limit is still 110km/hr…and ...
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