Loving the maze-like streets of Guanajuato
I recently posed the question, “Could Zacatecas be the most beautiful city in Mexico?” It may very well be but after spending a few days in the old section of Guanajuato, I have to say that it’s definitely got some competition!
We got our first taste of the amazing maze-like streets of Guanajuato after we checked into a small hotel and then went out in search of food without taking note of the name of the place where we had left our bikes. After making just a few turns in the narrow alleys, we both realized that it would be all too easy to get lost here. Quite the challenge!
Since that first rocky start, we’ve spent a few days exploring the neighborhoods surrounding our hostel and now feel a tiny bit more comfortable navigating here. That said, I know we could spend months exploring the city and even then, still only have scratched the surface.
Tomorrow morning we’ll be off to San Miguel de Allende, another town which is reported to be extremely scenic. It’ll be the first stop on our way towards Mexico City, a week or more away from Guanajuato.
Just as much of the Caribbean is working hard to recover from the multiple strong hurricanes that have affected the area, Mexico City is still reeling from the recent strong earthquake that rocked the region. We’re not sure what we’ll find there when we arrive given the challenges that are obviously ongoing but feel compelled to visit considering the city’s significance and the fact that we’re so close.