As you’ve probably noticed by the recent dropoff in post frequency, within hours of arriving in Guanajuato we decided to get comfortable and stay awhile. Prior to arriving we had heard many rumors that this quaint town was a beautiful spot and although we had originally planned on staying only 4 days, we ended up staying for almost 4 weeks. We were so struck by Guanajuato’s uniqueness upon arriving that on a whim we sent out an invitation for my mother to join us the day after Christmas a full 3 weeks away. Within 24 hours a flight was booked.
Entering into our second month in Mexico we made our way inland from the Pacific coast towards Guadalajara. The next phase of our trip brings us through the most densely populated section of Mexico, thus becoming increasingly cultural with more cities, more museums, and more history. Having already sensed that my brain may have shriveled a bit from the weeks spent on the coast, I had a growing thirst to fill the days with a larger number of inputs. Coincidentally, the opportunity to begin to quench that thirst came in both the literal and figurative sense in the city of Tequila.
Our night on the TMC ferry was uneventful to say the least. It’s more a cargo ferry than a passenger ferry, so with the exception of a few other small vehicles, we spent the night surrounded by 18 wheelers and dozens of truck drivers. We hung out for a couple hours on deck, watching the sunset over the La Paz harbor, reading and attempting to converse with some Mexican teenagers.