Tour de Mexico travel blog

street vendor

Cathedral (A K)

tunnel

walk

street view

night street view

street 2nd day

street 2nd day ride

cows

mumies


The past two days have been packed full.

We arrived in the welcoming city of Guanajuato early to enjoy the market and street life. The city is very impressive, established is 1541 as a Spanish mining outpost it is an intertwined labyrinth of tunnels and narrow streets that each seam to end in a plaza or cathedral.

The minerals that lead to mining also preserved the bodies of the buried ....which lead us to the Mummy museum. The solemn walk through the dead was impactful and a heavy experience.

Our mood was lightened up as walked back through the narrow hill side streets to find a small 'bar' with a band playing traditional songs of Mexico.

This morning we had an early start, however after another tour of the main market (which included huevos from a convincing huevos street vendor) and an amazing ride through the tunnels and streets of town we had time to make up!

Looking for the remote backroads we found a great route which involved more pot hole dodging and tope car passing!

The highlight might be our lunch stop in Churintzio where Carlos the owner came to greet us and enthusiastically invite us back to enjoy the towns December festivities!

Mark and Pat had a taste of some of Mexico's deluge rain pattern which fortunately stopped as quick as it started!

We found our way ...slowly with miles of turning around ...making it into Guadalajara late this evening.

Kim has a mid day flight out tomorrow which she is excited to see family, we will miss her great attitude for the rest of the ride!



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