|After 10 hours on the bus (and yes it was business class again and this time I even got a pack lunch and my own private TV- woop woop!!) I arrived in Guanahuato at midnight. I took a taxi to my hostel, walked down about 200 steps to Casa Del Dante and knocked on the door;
Man at door 'Sorry check in closes at midnight'
Me 'I rang yesterday to say I would be coming at midnight'
Man at door 'check in closes at midnight'
Me 'it's 12.10, I have a reservation'
Man at door 'check in closes at midnight I don't think we have space '
Me 'I rang yesterday and booked a dorm bed and said I would here at midnight'
Man at door 'oh look here is your reservation'
Grrrrrrr this was the shortened version of events - why is it only after these crazy long buses that things don't run smoothly?! So to bed in a room full of other people sleeping!!
I woke to a gorgeous sunny day and an even more beautiful view of the town - it is set in a valley with brightly painted houses scaling the hills all around. I LIKE THIS PLACE!! Then I discovered I liked it even more - the breakfast that was included in the hostel price was phenomenal - a far cry from the bananas and stale bread in the Yukatan - sorry Rach!! After a hearty feast I wandered into town and continued to wander all day - though cobbled streets into plazas with amazingly manicured Laurel trees, passed beautiful houses and amazing architecture, into a few museums (including a mummy museum - WEIRD!!), and I ended up walking along a road that gave me a stunning panoramic view of the town - a few happy snaps and selfies and back to hostel up the steep 150 plus steps (don't worry I didn't do these with my back pack last night I got the taxi to drop me at the drop - forward planning !!) I then spent the evening with an eclectic mix of people from my dorm, a Taiwanese girl, a Japanese girl, a Chinese guy, a Correan guy and an American and it was great because the common language was English!! And I am so pleased I bought some jeans in PV - it certainly is chilly at night - not used to this!!
Day two in Guanahuato - I took the bus to Leon to check out the shops as they are the centre for leather production in Mexico - I could have bought a fair few pairs of super cool cowboy boots but my bag is already soooo full!! Then I headed to Valenciana to a mine that was where they had started mining silver in Guanahuato and what in turn made the town so rich- more steps!!! In the evening I headed out with a few people from the hostel and had a great Mexican meal whilst we all swapped recommendations of where to go and not to go around Mexico!!
Day three in Guanahuato and I walked up to the hill to a beautiful lake and damn and then back to the hotel to pack my bag - how is it so full already?!And I have left stuff in PV - oh dear!! Eventually stuffed it all in and said good bye and off to San Miguel Del Allende.