- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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The city was founded in 1531 by Franciscan monks. It is both literally and figuratively an important crossroads of Mexican history. Four of the most significant events in Mexico’s history took place here. First, plans for Mexican independence from Spain were hatched here in 1810. Second, in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ...
... headed out for La Peña deBernal, one of the largest monoliths in the world, up there with the Rock of Gibraltar, El Capitan and the very well known Devil's Tower It was quite overcast when we left, and we worried that the mountain might be obscured. Indeed it was, when we arrived, so we poked around town for a while. We quickly realized that we had not budgeted ...
... rentals, and the whole thing is new and beautiful. We are so glad we went. Mark found a walking tour map of the historic center, and became "Tour-guide Mark" for the day. We saw a dozen churches, a dozen plazas, and lots of cool artisanal things. Lunch was delicious tortas (sandwiches filled with meat, cheese, and salsa). We also saw a group exercise session in the park, which looked more like a native dance. People ...
... to my list of nice things Mexicans have done to/for me, Susana bought my nieve for me! Now, for a quick explanation of the nieve flavors. Mantecada is like a sugar cookie so it was like sugar cookie ice cream. Mammee has a very creamy taste--very odd for a fruit--and you could taste the creaminess in the nieve. Yum!
After we got off the bus Susana and I walked together a bit and I helped her find her way back to her hotel. Then we parted ways and ...
... headed to the market to get some last minute things and Donna and I went back into the Centro to find a few things that Donna had seen on sale. Of course, Donna's sandal broke and finding a pair of flip flops for her to wear became a priority. The well-dressed Mexicans couldn't help but stare at the pretty Gringa doing the dragging foot walk as we made our way to the store. I was so relieved when we found flip flops with little blue flowers on them that fit Donna to ...