Blog a la Pibil

"Blog a la Pibil" was born in Mexico, and was originally based on the adventures of Josue and Lupita, who were traveling in Mexico for two months. This blog is now a continuation of the life of Lupita, who has been restored to her life as a mere mortal in Los Angeles.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Blogging On the Road

Yesterday, we took the bus from Guadalajara to Guanajuato. A word about buses in Mexico: they are fabulous. The seats are plush, they recline, and they have foot rests. Even giant men like Josue are relatively comfortable in a Mexican bus. As you get on the bus, an attendant hands you a little sandwich and drink. The bathrooms on the bus arenĀ“t disgusting.

Enough about the bus. Guanajuato is a cute, European-ish city, complete with beautiful, if crumbling, architectural triumphs, and windy, narrow cobblestone streets. The city is very hilly, and reminds me of Silverlake, our neighborhood in Los Angeles. The buildings are painted bright blues, pinks and yellows, and the views from the hilltops are stunning. Today, we visited La Alhondiga, a grainery that was successfully invaded by the Mexicans in one of the first battles for independence against the Spanish. Unfortunately, the Spanish re-took the grainery shortly thereafter, and hung the heads of four leading Mexican revolutionaries from each corner of the building. Josue wanted to see La Alhondiga primarily to gawk at the hooks where the heads were hung.

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