Saturday, October 23, 2010


I didn't have high expectations for Queretaro. Its the next large city north of DF and is one of the fastest growing areas with lots of industry and agriculture (Queretaro is the bread basket of Mexico). We've passed through several times and the city doesn't look like much from the highway.

Thanks to the guidebook and the GPS, we were pleasantly surprised. We got into town about 8, and after winding our way through the tiny cobblestone streets, we found a great hotel for only MN$500 ($40). We had a quick dinner of tamales in the plaza before falling asleep after our whirlwind weekend.
We loved the decor - stucco walls, super high beamed ceiling, tiled bathroom.

The courtyard was full of citrus trees and was nice and quiet!

We enjoyed breakfast at the hotel's restaurant

Chilaquiles verdes - I have been making this at home - delicious!

Aztec dancer in the Plaza de Constitution.

We enjoyed walking around the plazas and doing a little shopping - TD bought a cool metal cactus lamp - before heading back to DF. All in all we had a great weekend and got to see a little bit of 3 very neat cities - Zacatecas, Guanajuato, and Queretaro. Our next big trip will be to Oaxaca at the end of the month.

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous, lovely place: that Queretaro. Fun that it turned out so much nicer than you expected. Also thought the outdoor kitchen of Jesus' relatives was great! You two are sure having some great experiences. Keep it up.