Guanajuato, MX

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Took a trip to this incredible town in Mexico that dates back to the mid-1500s. An old mining town built missionary-style into a rugged valley well before cars and trucks. All the original streets and alleys are incompatible with wheeled transportation, so a vast series of tunnels were carved into the rock underneath. Made day trips to Cristo Rey (giant Jesus statue on a nearby mountaintop) and San Miguel de Allende. I found San Miguel to be very touristy with lots of expat Canadians and Americans everywhere, while Guanajuato was much more authentic. Anyway, here are a few sights and sounds from the trip.

 

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Took a trip to this incredible town in Mexico that dates back to the mid-1500s. An old mining town built missionary-style into a rugged valley well before cars and trucks. All the original streets and alleys are incompatible with wheeled transportation, so a vast series of tunnels were carved into the rock underneath. Made day trips to Cristo Rey (giant Jesus statue on a nearby mountaintop) and San Miguel de Allende. I found San Miguel to be very touristy with lots of expat Canadians and Americans everywhere, while Guanajuato was much more authentic. Anyway, here are a few sights and sounds from the trip.



That had to be a blast.

Btw- Does the town name have anything to do with bat droppings?
 

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As always thanks for sharing, Zambo. Looks like you had a blast.
 

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Yes, the town is named after bat poop.
 

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Yes, the town is named after bat poop.

Female bat poop - ?
(Guana)

“The name Guanajuato comes from Purépechakuanhasï juáta (or in older orthography "quanax huato"), which means "frog hill".

I have a crap ton of co-workers who live just west of there in Jalisco.
 

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Cool video - I had to google the town to see where it was located in Mexico (did ya'll fly into Mexico City?). I'd likely never go to a place like that, because if I was going to Mexico I'd want to surf. Also, I'm gonna give you a pass on the thread title....just this once!
 

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Stopped reading at “missionary-style.” Sorta figured the rest out by myself.
 

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