Sunday, 2 September 2007


We just left Guanajuato, which is a pretty town, but full of rich, snobby people unfortunately. We stayed in a pretty crappy hostel, but had a great time looking at the views and avoiding the rain. We also went to rock bar Los Lobos which the lonely planet described as "dive" but was nothing of the sort. Bill, you would have loved it :)

Here´s the view from the top of the funicular:

In the spirit of the Mexicans, who are seriously obsessed with death, we went to Museo de las Momias yesterday - the saving grace of Guanajuato. Wow.

The ground around Guanajato is so rich in minerals that bodies are mummified in about 2 years (which the locals discovered when exhuming bodies of the dead whose families could no longer afford to pay for the upkeep of their graves), and they put the best ones in a museum, which we went to visit, much to Debs´excitement.

We were the only non-Mexicans there, which afforded us a good view over the heads of the baying mob, and this is the kind of thing we saw:

Debs started crying when we got to the section of mummified babies (tiny, with hair), and we were both pretty shocked by the mummy of the person who was buried alive (hands in front of face), but all in all, a good time was had by all. Gruesome but great.

Debs, x

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