Meson de la Fragua
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... arranged a special dinner for Maz for which we dressed up. Las Mercedes is a family restaurant about ten minutes away by taxi, up in the hills overlooking the city. The meal and the service lived up to its reputation, with outstanding Mexican food. I now see what Mexican restaurants back home are trying to achieve, but don't.
Fully satisfied, we taxied back to the city for a short stroll prior to ...
... elevator" that seemed to take us down to the mines for the legends that took place in them.
Once I was done at the museum, I decided to go back to the dam as I probably wouldn't have time to return once classes started. The park was so much calmer without the festivities of the opening of the dam so I just wandered a bit and took some pictures I couldn't take last time because of the crowds.
Friday was a big day for arrivals. My ...
... city in order to go for a hike on Tuesday morning in the El Rosario Butterfly Reserve. It's where all the Monarch butterflies come to spend winter. we lucked out however. They must have taken a while to pack cos the place was deserted - of people and butterflies! We probably missed it by a week or two. Will have to watch David Attenbourgh and experience it second hand!
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... and Blanca, the son and daughter-in-law that live next door, invited us to have lunch with them. I had never been in their house so it was a chance for us to see it. It's really quite interesting because they technically built the house on top of the house I live in, not next to it. There are three levels, but they're split-level, I guess you would say so there are just 5 or so stairs from one level to the next. Anyway, ...
... br> We ended our day by going through the big market in the ex-train station and just wandering about the town. The guide suggested that we join him in a Guanajuato night tradition - callejoneadas (street parades). People join students dressed as minstrels, who walk in the alleys and streets, singing traditional songs and accompanied by lute-like string instruments. Every person who takes part in these parades are given a white pottery flask filled with ? - maybe tequila, to help ...