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Travel Blogs from Irapuato
... city was established
in 1550. After this morning's program it was time to return to our
various accomodations for siestas. Hotel for Mom and Dad, Hazel for
Cathie, Kona and I. We recharged our batteries, then went back down
to the centro this evening. We checked out more of the city, walked,
talked, and enjoyed a few pastries. The feeling in the evening is
real warm and alive, and ...
... 59 naturally mummified bodies that were discovered in the municipal cemetery (next door to the museum they're currently displayed in) in the 1870s.
They were found when local authorities starting exhuming bodies after a law requiring residents to pay a perpetual burial tax was introduced. If surviving relatives of the deceased didn't cough up, the dead were dug up and stored in a building above ground. Soon, in the late 1800s, the mummified ...
... an indeginous person who started the movement of independance. From this location you can see Guanajuato which looks like a stadium filled with amazingly colourful buildings.
On to Leon where there are hundreds of thousands of shoes. This is the main industry and there are about 20 or so very long streets devoted to leather shoes and bags and clothing. ...
Since I was going to be facing the Border the next day I decided to splash out a bit in San Antonio. I got a hotel room right on the riverwalk.
After seeing Texas out the window of a train San Antonio is kind of like Disneyland. Everything that came before were double-wide trailers and refineries and the modern urban sprawl hell of Houston. It's a scary landscape that made me glad that I ...
... to get the attendant's attention. He runs over and is really upset with the situation. Not knowing what to do the guy eventually tries to siphon the gas out of the tank. This whole process of trying different things or trying to get us to pay for the mistake takes about a half hour. It was crazy. Who knows if it was they guys fault or the pump didn't stop where he set it, but after realizing he couldn't do anything they let us go without paying ...
Other places to stay in Irapuato
Av Arbodelas No 2049, Irapuato | 3 star hotelfrom $99
Blvd Villas de Irapuato 1362, Irapuato | 2 star hotelfrom $61
Boulevard Solidaridad #15452, Irapuato | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Av. Guerrero y Cedro s/n, Irapuato | Hotelfrom $81
Portal Carrillo Puerto No 1 Ce, Irapuato | 3 star hotelfrom $50
Juventino Rosas No 444, Irapuato | Hotelfrom $51
Blvd Diaz Ordaz No 3472 Col La, Irapuato | Hotelfrom $58
Heroe de Nacozari 1710 , Irapuato | 3 star hotelfrom $80