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Old 01-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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7 weeks on the road

Here's my Facebook post from January 31, 2012. My last night in Guanajuato.

More thoughts on MX.
First, I've been wanting to comment on the most dangerous things here. Not the (non-existent) crime. Not the (never-seen) drug cartels. Not even the drunk drivers or ever present livestock. No. The Sidewalks. Bloody Hell these things could kill you. Watch where you're walking at all times. Don't look around at the scenery if you value your life. From tiny unevenness that hide in the dark to massive, unequal steps, to workman's holes that will swallow you to the neck.
Ok, Guanajuato. I've not been to anywhere in MX this trip I wouldn't go back to but this is the first place I've been where I'd think about buying a winter house (flat). To use another reference from Prague it's very Bohemian. Lots of little cafes, an Irish pub, and Devil themed bar, and lots of street performers. From mimes and jugglers to clowns, 18th century Spanish poets, and punks trying to make a living.
This reminds me about my thoughts on travel. I realized I'm no longer interested in the dirt cheap travel I've done before. I'm looking for a word that doesn't mean 'old'. Sophisticated I guess is what I like now. I enjoy sitting in a plaza at a wine bar with a nice glass and a cheese plate. Of course I'm watching clowns perform to a song off Balkan Beats Vol 3, Gas Gas. (
Well that's about it for now. Off to Bar Diablo. & days of hard riding coming up to get to Paa Mal to meet Hermes. We'll see how much I'm on line. Everyone take care. See you out there
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