Guanajuato is the capital city of The Free and Sovereign State of Guanajuato which is one of 36 states which make up the United States of Mexico. San Miguel de Allende is in the state of Guanajuato. Located in central Mexico it is known for its silver mining and colonial architecture. Its network of narrow streets and alleyways are typified by the Callejon del Beso (Alley of the kiss), so named because balconies are close enough for a couple to reach across and kiss. There is only one road into the city and another road out. The road in runs for 3 Km. in a tunnel which is an old riverbed. The cities streets are steep and narrow, many impassable by autos. There are in addition many long staircases joining different parts of the city. Guanajuato is also very colorful giving it the feel an Italian mountain town.

Our whole full house group elected to take a tour of Guanajuato accompanied by Miguel. We were promised that we would be the only group in the van as there were eight of us. Imagine our surprise when we arrived and there was already a group of three in the van. They had also been promised a private tour. Neither group was happy but we made the best of the situation although it was a long hour and a half drive each way.

This was our last day with the full house crew as Maeve and friends are leaving tomorrow for Mexico City and the Bailey’s and Steen’s are doing a 12 hour tour to see Monarch butterflies.

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