Meson Santa Rosa Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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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 ...
... the sky cleared, we saw why the tourists indeed come there. See photos. We had to find our way towards Mexico city, and started on our way, eventually arriving in Tula. More on that later. But on the way, we were flagged down by man by the side of the road who had clearly just had a close encounter of his own. He was excited because encounters like this are good to eat. ...
... 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 ...
... we started talking to the group of young 20 year-olds that was sitting to our left. One of the girls mentioned that she like the little grasshoppers (like what came on our guacamole), but not the big ones because you could distinction the legs and such once in your mouth. Yuck! One of the guys happened to be from Guanajuato so we talked a little bit about the city. It was a good meal experience.
The next morning Alejandra and I said goodbye, and ...
... wanted to. The guide, good-naturedly, did his best to try to explain things to us in broken English and just watched his watch while we asked him lots of questions.
We headed back to the plaza and got on another trolley to the other end of the historic area to see the big aqueduct, which is also the symbol of the city.
I read up a bit about the aqueduct, as the guide spoke way too quickly for us in Spanish, and it is an amazing structure. It was ...