Sunday, August 23, 2015

San Miguel De Allende's sister, Guanajuato

With grandparents in town we decided to take a quick trip to Guanajuato a little more than an hour away. Guanajuato is an old silver mining town which was responsible for two thirds of the worlds silver production back in its prime (utilizing one mine).  Today, Guanajuato produces about 30% of the worlds silver.

One of the highlights of Guanajuato is their mummy museum. I for one, loved the museum. It is somewhat reminiscent of Pompeii. Phil was less impressed with the museum, something about the not quite fossilized pubic hair on shriveled genitals gave him the willies (zero exaggeration).

It was a little weird seeing the people that had been buried that were a little hefty at the time of burial.

Perfectly preserved hair on buried baby

Like SMA, Guanajuato has lots of steep stairways winding down between streets and buildings. We've yet to see good looking sushi since hitting Mexico. There was a small sushi restaurant wedged between apartments, food looked great.

Squares complete with fountains, restaurants, mariachis, and benches to sit and rest, nostalgic of Europe, minus the mariachi part. 

A picture is worth a thousand words, unless you know the history behind a Diego Rivera painting. One major advantage of homeschooling is all of the learning taking place for the teachers in addition to the students. So much going on in one painting, so much history. 

Rush hour on the streets in Guanajuato.

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