|I know I said we had to stay at home now until we finished our dissertations, but we couldn’t resist another weekend away before we finish. This weekend we headed to Guanajuato and finally after a broken-down bus delaying us and found our hostel in the early hours of the morning. Exhausted, we just wanted to crash but there was some kind of party going on in our dorm, with loads of people who weren’t even staying there sitting on our beds… great. We took one look at the room and told the owner we didn’t want to stay but she insisted that we pay for the whole weekend. After a lot of arguing we managed to get out of staying there by just paying for one night, but we were left at 4am with nowhere to sleep! We wandered round Guanajuato but the whole place was completely dead and we couldn’t check in to our new hostel until the next day. Eventually we gave up and sat in the hostel lobby for hours until our room was available, not the best start to the trip but the hostel we stayed in was so much better than the one with the bitchy owner!
Saturday we decided to visit the Mummy Museum which we struggled up a massive hill to reach… definitely need to get fitter. The mummies really creeped us out, I thought they’d be really ancient but they were pretty recent, really preserved with their hair and nails still visible. You could even see the facial expressions, the most disturbing one was where a woman had been buried alive and her hands are shielding her face, not pleasant. Afterwards we went shopping in an indoor market, they have lots of silver and leather here but we were waiting for our day trip to León.
In the evening we went to Bar Fly which was a really cool bar opposite our hostel, and absolutely rammed. We seemed to meet loads of foreigners out which is quite rare for us, Guanajuato is a lot more European than many other cities we’ve visited.
The next day we went to León for the day which is supposed to be really good for silver and leather shopping. To be honest I wasn’t that impressed, as the town was really spread out so the different shopping centres were really far away from each other. León looks really industrial as you drive through it, but the town centre was surprisingly quite pretty compared to the surrounding area.
For our last day we did some last minute shopping and all managed to buy some silver, which is such good value here. I realised from the prices in Guanajuato how much they try and rip you off in Cancún, and even more so back at home! Before we left we had some lunch on this cute café on a bridge, which we are convinced was where a scene from El Estudiante was filmed. Now heading back to Colima for our final three weeks. Must. Finish. Dissertation.