On April 15, 2019, the world was stunned to learn fire had ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris. In a matter of hours, centuries of history that had survived revolution, two world wars, and natural disasters was swept from existence. It is with heavy heart we mourn the loss of these cultural treasures.
A special lunch in Mexico. Feel the cuisine of a place and appreciate its culture.
The streets of Mexico City are very interesting. Here you can see exotic shops and pop bands are playing. If you like handmade goods, you may wish to walk around the street, and there are Mexican-style clothes and jewelry on the street. You may find your favorite items when you stroll around. Occasionally, some religious groups dressed in different costumes will be encountered on the streets.
I think the most romantic thing is at night, walking in the crowds of the bustling business center, the opera on the balcony of the hotel, the people who are quietly listening, sing the young lady The heart is gone.
If you like the trend, head to the Roma Norte area, a vibrant and welcoming place with lots of trendy restaurants and bars.
Lake Chapala is an enormous lake, the largest in Mexico. But more interesting here is the town of Ajijic. Cool and unique art everywhere around the town, and also in the many shops. #happynewyear #mexico
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World Heritage Mexico Guanajuato
It takes about two hours to fly from Cancun to Guanajuato. We fly the local low-cost Vivaaerobus in Mexico. Although it is cheap, the seats on the plane are spacious, the facilities are well maintained, and the service is good.
Guanajuto shares a Leon airport with the cities of San Miguel and Slough. I used to take a taxi from the airport to Guanajuato, but last year I was able to take the newly-launched bus route.
Airport Intercity bus timetable here, to Guanajuato is 50 pesos, about 60 minutes by car.
Guanajuato is the name of the Mexican red network, and the old mines of Guanajuato and the surrounding silver mine sites are members of the World Cultural Heritage List. This is a high and low undulating mountain city, which is arranged in the color of the world to directly hit people's eyes and hearts. Just like the small hotel we stayed in these two nights, the booking rating is 9.2, but the sparrow is small and complete. The owner and his wife run this small shop with only 5 rooms, and an old lady is cleaning. Typical Mexican colors and installations are bold and very cute.
Tebozane Hotel, double bed with separate washroom with simple breakfast for about 240 yuan per night.
The B&B we stayed in is located on the middle of the hill in the center of Guanajuato's Old Town. On the night of the stay, it is Saturday, at the Death of the City of Guanajuato. We carried the box on the road of the bustling full-vehicle ban, and there was a feeling that the noise was too hard to make it difficult.
Guanajuato is a small town that is especially nice to visit. It is built on the hillside and has a bustling city center and a quiet mountainside. Because we have entered the public holiday, the time we stay here is basically the scene of people shopping in the city, so you will easily see the most peaceful side of everyone.
The central market is a huge heightening space. The first floor sells all kinds of vegetable meat groceries, and the second floor is the world of small commodities and clothes.
The Day of the Dead has been replaced with a paper-cut theme.
Guanajuato University is a very famous institution of higher learning in Mexico and has won the Nobel Prize winner. The most famous Mexican beauty, Frieda Kahlo, Mr. Frida Caro, and the national treasure artist Diego Rivera were also born in Guanajuato and studied at the University of Guanajuato. Guanajuato also has a museum and theme art gallery in Diego Rivera, remember not to go on Monday, because it will be closed! - Don't ask me why I know. Visitors are free to visit the university, walk into the public areas of the school building, and meet many interesting art exhibitions.
World Heritage Site San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende
From Guanajuato, the intercity bus can easily go to San Miguel, two The journey to the ground is about 90 minutes, and the fare is 160 pesos per person. There is still a certain distance from the San Miguel bus station to the ancient city of San Miguel. You need to take a taxi, but the fare is not high, about RMB 20 yuan.
Our small hotel in San Miguel has a beautiful rooftop with 350 yuan/night.
Compared with the historic buildings and the bustling Guanajuato, San Miguel is more like a small town for people to rest. There are many classical and rustic Spanish churches, narrow streets and a variety of boutiques. I dont know if I dont chat with the locals. It turns out that it is one of the US militarys places to retire. It is true that Mexico is the back garden of the United States.
The full name of San Miguel is San Miguel de Allende, a name commemorated by the national hero Allende who fought against the Spanish colonists. The city is full of buildings named after him, as well as his statues.
Like Guanajuato, the Old Town of San Miguel is also a member of the World Heritage List. The Gothic and Baroque churches here have a very strong Spanish style and high artistic achievements, and there are countless artists who run dream-filled galleries here, so the artistic atmosphere here is also very vigorous.
In San Miguel, there are easy to meet American tourists, most of whom are elderly retirees who enjoy a leisurely retirement time here. Because of this, San Miguels consumption is generally higher than that of other cities in Mexico. After all, it earns dollars.
When traveling in San Miguel, you don't need to pay attention to which attractions you have to punch in, because there are hundreds of years of ancient buildings in every corner, and there are endless stories. Interestingly, the people here, whether they are born or just come here for a long swim, are willing to chat with you to talk about the heart, perhaps warm and friendly is the temperament of this small town.
Recommend to buy some national costumes and handmade cigars here. Wife bought a skirt, dress + white petticoat + belt, but about 180 yuan, from a personal perspective is quite cost-effective.
The atmosphere from San Miguel to Mexico City
Death Festival is getting more and more intense. In order to go to Mexico City before November 1st, we bite our teeth or Leaving San Miguel as originally planned. From San Miguel to Mexico City, you can take the intercity bus to the bus station. There are also many companies that operate this route. There are many choices. The fare per person is 375-425 pesos, depending on the condition of the bus, the journey takes about 4.5 hours. There is a washroom in the car, just need to prepare dry food before getting on the bus.
The experience of the Mexican Day of the Dead Festival, the second note
2. "The Dream of the Dream" in the cemetery of the night cemetery, not nationally versatile! This point is very important! On October 31, Huahua arrived in the Mexican capital of Mexico City, and he spent the night in the night to explore the cemetery and experience the scene of "sleeping through the night and watching the candlelight." However, after a little inquiries, the locals told me that these traditional Undead Festivals are no longer seen in ordinary cities and regions. The Mexicans have been like the Westerners early in the morning on the weekend of the closest Day of the Dead. Going to the cemetery of relatives and friends during the day to worship, a little long-lasting may accompany the evening, and ordinary people will only leave for a maximum of several hours.
But! Its not that the traditional fun in the movie has disappeared. In the Michoacan area, about 4 hours drive from Mexico City, there is a very traditional custom of the Undead Festival, exactly the same as in the movie! Or to put it another way, the film creation team is going to experience Michokens Day of the Dead, and it will create an inspiration for the script of Looking for Dreams! In Michoacan, you still have the opportunity to take a boat in the night and go to the cemetery in the heart of the lake. The candlelight reflects the lake and the moonlight, as if you have gone to the city of the undead who will never say goodbye to your family.
3. makeup and dress are the finishing touch! This year, the flowers in all the cities and cities in Mexico have seen the theme of "Dream of the Dream": altar, mask, makeup, clothes... although Mexicans say that movies are more Americans' guess of Mexican tradition.