Tuesday morning it was time to leave San Miguel de Allende and move on to Guanajuato. That trip turned out to be pretty simple! We walked out our door, dragging our suitcases and walked down to the main drag, literally 7 minutes (down, 15 back up Vivi says). We flagged down a taxi to take us to the bus station, but then asked him how much to take us directly to Guanajuato … 600 pesos and the deal was made. Off we went. Things were super easy until we got into Guanajuato and it became apparent that our driver had never been into the big city of Guanajuato. Thankfully he had no problem flagging down any and all pedestrians to ask for directions to “Teatro Principal”. Eventually, many tunnels later, we found it, much to his relief but I think he was a bit worried about getting out of the maze.
Guanajuato is built with most of its road system underground, in tunnels that were formerly underground rivers. Above ground there are very narrow streets, single lane with SUPER skinny sidewalks, single file if you are thin. I don’t know how anybody builds a house here, or even buys a new fridge. Very few roads, with all the houses built up on the hillsides, and only narrow pathways or stairs to get to them.
On Thursday morning we say Hasta la vista to Guanajuato and fly from Leon to Puerta Vallarta, and from there to beach life at Chacala, where Casa Monarca awaits us …..