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Travel Blogs from Irapuato
What a wonderful day in Guanajuato. We rode the funicular (tram) with
Mom and Dad down to the centro for breakfast. Kona really did not
like the funicular and I had to carry him in. 85 pounds of struggling
dog, not real ez. 90 seconds later we were at the centro and Kona was
first off. Sitting outside, with Kona under the table we enjoyed
delicous breads, ...
... 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 ...
... to be cremated as a result of this.
Next a drive to downtown and this was just too cool. The roads are underground and are like the tunnels in old silver mines that I've been in. single lanes and rock walls so close to then sides of the car. I would not like to learn to drive here. Saw the university of Guanajuato lunch at
which was so ...
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