I lived in a two hundred year old house turned hostel in the city of Zacatecas. I lived there for over a week. And I fell in love. Walking through the streets I experienced the best of Mexico and it’s people. The city has a wonderful energy. It rejuvenated my spirits.

The atmosphere of the hostel was also warm and friendly. I felt like I was visiting family. Capable of housing 200 hundred people, the building is so large I was always discovering something new. It also had the most incredible rooftop deck with a front row view of the cathedral. The overall view was just as special.
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Walking these streets was special.

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I will miss them.

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Bicycle parking on the second floor.

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The view of the cathedral from the roof of the hostel.

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And the view of the surrounding city.

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Ice skating in Mexico. Who would have thought.

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Incredible architecture everwhere.

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And hold-overs from times long ago. This man was selling some kind of drink I was not brave enough to try.

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I chose an enchilada.

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It was delicious.

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The world is small. May we meet again.

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Leaving Zacatecas was as easy as leaving anywhere. In the morning I donned my costume and rode out the front door for the city of San Luis Potosi.

I traversed the 200kms in two days facing strong headwinds.

My tent broke. The zipper ripped out of one of the doors. I need to find a seamstress in Mexico city to sew it shut. Luckily, there are two doors so this will not be a problem.

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Large shoulders make large trucks feel more comfortable. They even help pull you along with a large suck of wind as they pass.

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A quick nap in this soft grass left me ready to enter the city.

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Really?!! The first sign of its kind in Mexico. At least that I’ve seen!

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A bike lane! Oh, the joy!

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Unfortunately, it quickly dead ends.

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I spent nearly an entire day wondering the markets here. I’m on a mission to find a leather bound journal.

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I love markets and buy all my produce here.

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You can find anything here. And I do mean anything. Except for leather bound journals…

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Baby Jesus in two different colors. Anything at all.

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Stuffed animal feet slippers. They look quite comfortable.

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Or maybe you want a real animal. Choices are endless.

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Need to use the bathroom? Just insert your coin and enter through the turn-style. There is another machine for TP….

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I have been here in San luis Potosi for three nights. I only wanted to stay one but the impulse to remain in one place is often too strong to ignore. Even in a city I dislike.

San Luis Potosi feels spread out and hollow. I’m excited to be moving on.

Today, I head for Queretaro. It’s a 200km ride so I’ll arrive tomorrow afternoon. I made a friend there who I will hopefully be staying with. Then, it is on to Mexico City to meet up with Felix again. I’m really excited to be spending Christmas with him.

 

 

 

 

One Comment

  • Still excited to read your adventures … Your photos are beautiful! …so glad to read you will be sharing Xmas with a friend … Hope it is the best ever … Continue on and be safe into the New Year !

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