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The second leg of our bus tour took us to Real de Catorce. It had once been a silver mining site, but now was more of a tourist destination. However, it seemed to be off season, so not much was going on. Entrance to the village was though a long tunnel. Our tour bus was too big to fit so we transferred to a smaller shuttle bus. After that we were on foot, with one notable exception you will hear about later.
Here, our tour director on the right is conferring with our local guide on the left. I love his hat!!
Some colonial architecture
More colonial architecture
I’m not sure having wheels would have been much use.
However, fourteen of us climbed into, on top of and hung off the back of this to be taken to our next cultural enrichment.
A demonstration of cock fighting. Our tour director hastened to assure the horrified Norte Americanos that no chickens would be harmed in this demonstration. Nothing was said about what happens when the tourists are not there.
It does appear that the spurs have been blunted for the demonstration.
The view across the valley as we leave the tunnel.
Such interesting photos!
That is a very blue sky.
I almost visited Catorce on my bus/hitch hiking trip thru Mexico but decided against it as I was already several days late for my expected return and didn’t want folks to worry. I should have stopped. Most people hadn’t even noticed I was gone. :-(
Thanks for these off-the-beaten-path (or am I wrong about that?).
Would enjoy visiting this site! I’m guessing Mexico has many more sites to explore that have managed to survive modern life, and are not yet well-known.
Also hoping for more pictures of your ventures there. And anyone else’s ideas for Mexican travel outside of Mexico City, well-known archeological sites, butterflies and the coastal regions.
Another question: are there good travel guides, planners for this sort of travel, that are in Mexico, around the above-mentioned area? Thanks in advance…..
@pieceofpeace: It’s nice to see the places in Mexico we would never see otherwise!