Mision La Muralla
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... seen worse in South East Asia.
We booked an Airbnb accommodation 10 minutes away from downtown Tequis because it was a special weekend and prices were to the roof and there doesn't seem to be any hostels so we didn't want to risk it.
The house we stayed at was cute, small, clean, nice and comfortable. The family that owns the house was very pleasant and helpful too. The only downside that is totally endurable was that we had ...
... as they do not allow you to climb by yourself if you do not have a certain certificate (even though you have done it before). Nevertheless, Mexiko is much more relaxed and its still super safe. Already in the first weeks at the TEC, I got into lead climbing and familiar with different safety systems. Now, I have found the best option for me and will definitely look for some climbing partners back in Europe. (Verena (: )
The Pena ...
... so there are plenty of hotels. Yesteday, we decided to go to an archaeological site a few km outside of town. We found ourselves on à cobblestone road that passed thru a couple tiny villages. The funny thing was that these villages had topes (speed bumps) when you could drive only about fifteen km per hour anyway. When we were clearly confused in one of these villages, ...
... may do more justice to the monolith and town than my words. It was a magical place.
The town is known for all sorts of things - the natural wool sweaters and blankets that are made here; a fat tortilla, filled with all sorts of 'stuffings', called a Gordita; caramel-like candies made from goat milk; and of course the Pena. Actually, people come from all over Mexico to get healed by the curanderos/shamans who live here, healing people by using the power of crystal. ...
... of revolutions.
Our house has lots of good books in Spanish and English about the fascinating history of this area.
Tomorrow we are off on a weekend trip to Guanajuato, another city full of the history. Chris' cousin, Susan, will be meeting us there with three other friends who are presently staying in Bucerias and are on a tour to this part of Mexico. A highlight for them is to see the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary which is about a 1 1/2 hour drive south of where we ...