Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Zacatecas (one of our favourite places so far)

Out the window of the bus going from Creel to Chihuahua.

Zacatecas, Day 1:

Our first night in Zacatecas we were treated to a free outdoor concert by Spain's very own Ana Belén and Víctor Manuel; the Spanish versions of Céline Dion and Neil Diamond. While it was not a concert we would have payed money to see it was a neat experience and they were very popular with the crowd. Speaking of the crowd, as you can tell from their attire Zacatecas does not boast stereotypical coastal Mexican weather in October. Zacatecas is located 2496 m (8050 ft) above sea level and the climate is more typical of Victoria.

A facade of one of the many churches in Zacatecas

Zacatecas, Day 2:

Guard Dog

The Cathedral

While we were in Zacatecas a classic rally car tour came through for a day. The drivers were of many nationalities and they were just about to commence their final leg across Mexico.

Zacatecas was a Spanish mining city founded in 1546. During the mine's peak operation apparently 8 workers died every day. The mine is now open to tours. It also is home to the El Eden night club which claims to be the worlds only 'Discotheque' which is located 300 m below ground in an old silver mine.

Mina El Eden

Josh and Laura at their new job in the mines


We caught a cable car up over the city to a mission on one of the surrounding hills. This was a nice way to see the city from a distance and watch an incredible sunset.


Some enchilladas, homemade cornchips and guacamole at one of our favourite restaurants in Zacatecas.

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