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July 2nd 2011
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Guadalajara - Guanajuato

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I was close to tears!
We arrived in Guanajuato yesterday afternoon. Guanajuato is a town of 71,000 people. Guanajuato was rich with silver. There are several tunnels going through the city where there were once rivers. These tunnels are SO confusing when trying to drive in the city! I’m sure it’ll get easier once I get used to it, but I was almost on the verge of tears!

We finally made it to our casita. It’s gorgeous! It’s a one bedroom, one bath casita that has a kitchen, living room, and a balcony. It’s up on a hill overlooking the city. Across the “bowl” of Centro, we can see a statue of El Pipila. El Pipila was the hero who torched the Alhondiga’s gates on September 28, 1810, enabling Hidalgo’s forces to win the first victory of the independence movement. Lonely Planet, pg. 553

This morning we went to find a grocery store. We decided to go all the way around the Panoramica, which circumnavigates the “bowl”. It took us about 20 minutes to get there. We got all the necessities to make a house a home!

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View from our casita!

you should see it at night

5th July 2011
A long way up!


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