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Travel Blogs from Irapuato
... seen such small, windy, and hilly streets. And, it's not that there's some small streets, some windy streets, and then some hilly streets. Nope, each and every street it small, windy, and hilly! Luckily the University of Guanajuato, where my classes will be, is about a 3 minute walk from my house so getting there won't be a problem. When I get back home, I want to go to a maze because I'm going to be great at them!
... stories to share and a whole new town to show off.
After first discovering it, we made a daily beeline to Mercado Hidalgo. The tortas carnitas (roasted pork on a powdery roll served with salsa and guacamole) were irresistible to Mario. Meanwhile Dee was happy to find and feast upon those same tasty prawn cocktails as they had in Leon!
We ticked the main touristy boxes like climbing up the Pipila. It took all of 15 minutes of huffing and puffing up ...
... come from poor mining and farming families, and died between 1850 and 1950. However there are some males, including a French doctor still wearing a suit, and a few children.
The child mummies wear little angel outfits, as it was custom to dress dead children/babies as angels or saints before burial in order to assure their entrance into heaven by demonstrating their purity. There's also a mummied foetus on display next to its mummied mummy, ...
... of the mine owner's dog - odd. The mummy wasn't like those dessicated ones from Egyptian tombs but instead had quite a lot of pieces left! Guanajuato is known for mummies because the minerals in the soil preserve bodies well. There's a mummy museum in town of people who failed to pay their taxes and now will have to spend the foreseeable future with everything exposed to tourists!
We walked around the rest of the grounds ...
... the words to all of songs. The only sing-a-longs we have in the states are the beginnings of ball games and races, and only a quarter of the people know whether the bombs burst in air before or after the rocketīs red glare. But every Mexican has an inner-Pavarotti that comes busting out everytime the fat guitar strikes the first note.
Last night was some sort of Studentīs Day Celebration which I was lucky enough to get ...
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