In Guanajuato, Mexico
We stayed 2 nights in Casa Bertha, a Hostel recommended by our good friends Pat and Chris Tilley from Tassie. Good recommendation guys and we both love Michaeladas!! (Tabasco, spices, chillies and Carona Beer served in a salt and chilli encrusted glass) Fantastic. Guanajuato is the beautiful colonial city from the 1500´s. Quite amazing. The El Cervantino festival was on at the time so the city was full and exciting day and night. Cervantino wrote Don Quixote.
It is full of history including art galleries, museums, great restaurants and bars and friendly interesting people. Quite safe also. One museum was the birth place of Diego Rivera, the artist and the walls are adorned with his works and others. The Funicular Railway is worth a trip up the hill too.
Had drinks on the Terrace of Casa Bertha with several uni students from Monterey. Apart from an Irish Teacher, they had never met an English speaking westerner so it was quite fun. Not so however, the horrific stories they told of the drug cartels in the city they grew up in. Shoot outs in the malls, headless bodies being thrown out of combi vans at bus stops. There are obviously some unsafe areas in Mexico!!
Be sure to have a kiss in Callejon del Beso (that will make sense if you ever get there!)