hello from Guanajuato
so update since Mexico city. We met up with our group, very exciting we are travelling with 2 Australian girls, 3 Namibian girls and a Canadian man! our first stop was Taxco a small colonial silver town, quite pretty but we have been spoilt with other lovely towns so didnt find it as lovely as the rest of our group. walked up the church bell tour to see the view of the city, very nice.
Then off to Alcapulco which was a little bit of a dissapointment, however we took a glass bottom boat over to a small island to soak up some sun. We also went to see the famous cliff divers which was amazing (see sara´s videos when they arive online).
We then had the horrible night bus but our tour leader couldnt get us seats so we went via some beach town where we stayed for the evening before getting a different bus and going a different way. Any way we got to Puerta Vallarta in the end. A lovely beach front city where we saw a whale just off the coast!!!! we went on a boat trip which included breakfast lunch and oen bar!!!! it was meant to be a snorkel trip but we were only in the water for half an hour and it didnt compare to xmas! however did see one or two new fish! we then got dropped off somewhere else where we "hiked" up to a waterfall, more like a gental uphill20 mins walk, but was very pretty at the end.
next stop was Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico. It had some nice squares and a 3 storey 4 block large market!!!!!! we went on a tequila tour which inclued seeing how the plant are grown and harvested, and visiting a factory in the actuall town of Tequila, we tried alot of different types of tequila and had a free maragreta, so felt much happier on the way home lol!
we are currently in Guanajuato a lovely colonial city with underground roads and BINS, so the streets are clean for once! however they is a nasty stench about the place. our first day we went on a city tour which took us to the famous mummy museum where we saw dead bodies which had been preserved naturally by the dry heat underground and the minerals in the water. We saw a church and went up to the view point to see the city from above. we also went to a silver ine and went underground to see what it was like down there. we were told alot about the history of the area and how it contributed to the mexican independance. we were offered a trip to see some torture intruments from the spanish inquestion but decidedwe had had enough morbid sieghts for one day! today we are just wondering around the amny silver shops and seighs before leaving tomorrow afternoon to go to San Miguel de Allende.
sorry that this was a long blog, havnt had much time to get online, and sorry for spelling, grammer and any other mistakes as it was written by susie not sara!!!
miss u all xxx