Goodbye Guanajuato and a glimpse of Leon

Last days in Guanajuato were spent hiking La Bufa…

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admiring the myriad of churches in the city…

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and tasting the local beverages…

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Michelada, Mexico's version of a ceasar.
Michelada, Mexico’s version of a ceasar.

Next, a quick stop in Leon, hometown of my professor Dr. Pacheco-Vega and largest city in the Mexican province of Guanajuato. We toured Leon for a total of 2 hours, literally a wirlwind trip (as is often the case with Dr.P)…

The candy shop that my professor frequented as a child
The candy shop that my professor frequented as a child
The central square of Leon was bustling with life. Huge tents were set up for a book fair, shoeshiners readying themselves for customers, and a live drum and breakdance preformance in the middle of it all.
The central square of Leon was bustling with life. Huge tents were set up for a book fair, shoeshiners readying themselves for customers and a live drum and breakdance preformance in the middle of it all.
An interesting selection from the book fair.
Some interesting selections from the book fair.

 

Although Im sure some of my friends would disagree (Joela), I think I’ve had my share of Guanajuato. Leon, however, I need to return to as the small glimpse that I caught showed a city full of life, history and culture. It is also true what is said about the virtues of having a local show you around, it was fantastic seeing the city through a local’s eyes and hearing the personal history that exists in each street, shop and public place.

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