Day 22 – Dolores Hidalgo

Today we explored San Miguel de Allende again.

After going up to the Mirador and tasting some typical candies we drove 50 miles to Guanajuato, a city which is a World Heritage site as is San Miguel.

Along the way we stopped in famous Dolores Hidalgo, site of the famous Cry for Independence, and of Talavera pottery.

We arrived in Guanajuato after dark to find that the downtown is pierced by a maze of tunnels which cannot be navigated by GPS. After quite a struggle we made it to our hotel; It was worth it: The city was beautifully lit and filled with lively crowds.

As soon as we got our bearings we joined a Barreada Estudiantina, a group of people following a student band through a quaint neighborhood to listen to music and local stories.

We had a blast! Mark was chosen to participate in one of the skits…

The troubadours guided us through alleys as we drank pineapple juice from our souvenir flasques and they sang and played. A perfect end to our first day in Guanajuato.

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