Yes, they are real, and yes their have been dyed. Buy one at the local market for 20 pesos and bring it home. Crazy, or what?
El Pípila is the nickname of the local hero of Guanajuato. In 1810 he became famous for an act of heroism, fighting for the Mexican Independence. His name is still famous in Mexican history and they built a monument in his honor in Guanajuato.
My local hero is the hard working Mexican boy, el chavo, with his cool carro. Like this one.
Check out this beautiful photo of Guanajuato captured by my good friend, Roy. The yellow church is La Basilica de Nuestra Señora built in 1961, and behind that you can see the University which was established in 1732. Have you seen the movie Once upon a time in Mexico? Big parts of the movie are shot in Guanajuato. Pop the corn and take a look!
Happy autumn time my friends.
Mexico, the country of colors
One of my favourite cities in the world is Guanajuato. The city is placed in the centre of Mexico, two thousand meters above sea level. The narrow cobblestone streets climb up and down the city centre, and every hillside is covered in small beautiful houses painted in colors of the rainbow. Almost like Lego houses.
I lived in Guanajuato for studies, and after one year, there was truly one thing that stood out : los Mexicanos y la Cultura Mexicana. The Mexican people are warm, helpful, kind and curios, and will welcome you with arms open. I like their colorful traditions: fiestas, food and easy way of living.
To be continued.
Welcome to my blog
I write about traveling and tourism, from a touristic and a political point of view. I write about destinations I know, destinations I dream of and weird sites and people that fascinates me around the world. Mostly blogging in English and Norwegian, and sporadically in Spanish.
Maybe I could call my self Dromomania. In medically terms this means a person with an uncontrollable impulse or desire to wander or travel. This is me, curious and adventures!