A town of subjugation, exploitation and insurgence


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April 27th 2014
Published: May 2nd 2014
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The first stop of my week-long trip outside of Guadalajara is the wonderful town of Guanajuato. Its history dates back to 1559, when it was founded after huge gold and silver deposits were found in the surrounding area. In the Mexican War of Independence in 1810, the town played an important role as the site of the first battle against Spanish troops, who barricaded themselves inside the public gr... Read Full Entry



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2nd May 2014

Vicariously...
Mexico has been on our short list for a while now, and I think we really have to get moving on making that a reality. Loving your blogs and the photos :)
2nd May 2014

the decidely revolutionary feel emanating from every nook and cranny
Sounds perfect for you Jens!!!!...Pleased to hear you are feel so complete and at ease...Relax & Enjoy
2nd May 2014

I love the fact that you put the accent on the Spanish words; sometimes even when I write in Spanish I can't be bothered so, well done!
2nd May 2014
Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato

Great colors with a dash of history!
How wise to climb that hill for a sip of silence in Guanajuato, one of my favorite cities! Love your historical context and appreciation of this great country, not to mention those huevos rancheros--how I miss Mexican food! Buen viaje, amigo!
2nd May 2014

I'm a bit of a stickler to grammar and punctuation rules, so I couldn't bring myself to miss an accent. ;)
2nd May 2014
Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato

Colourful history
Gracias, Tara! The food here is fantastic and a lot more varied than I expected. I would have loved to spend more time hiking the mountains around Guanajuato, it's a lovely town.
2nd May 2014

You should go
Thanks for reading, Ren and Andrew! It's really worth it travelling here, you should make the trip when you have time. Cheers, Jens
2nd May 2014

Revolutionary roads
Thanks Dave! Maybe the persistent sun plays her part in making me a tad drowsy and delirious, haha! Cheers, Jens
3rd May 2014

Love the photos
Guanajuato was one of my favourite places in Mexico so your blog brought back some very happy memories. I was tempted to stay myself....
4th May 2014

Thanks!
Cheers for commenting, Rachel! I'm glad you got to experience and appreciate the beauty of Guanajuato yourself. Who wouldn't want to live there?
4th May 2014

Another great blog
We always know we are in for a good read when we see your blogs on the front page. Mexico is one of our favorite countries. We want to do the Copper Canyon Train in the not so distant future. I'm glad you always include a bit of history along with your impressions. Seems as if Mexico has charmed you......and maybe you should stay. When you find a place that fits you should stay longer than expected.
5th May 2014

Copper Canyon
Thanks, Dave and Merry Jo! Great to hear my blogs are appreciated. :) The Copper Canyon would be interesting for me as well, not only for the train ride, but for the ultramarathon with the Tarahumara peope who live there. Would love to accomplish that one day. Mexico is definitely a charming place, and even though I won't stay longer, I'll be back for more. Cheers, Jens

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