Frog on my back

My latest traveling companion is a small green frog made of clay hanging from a keychain. Good luck, buddy. The reverse side of my backpack may not be the safest place to hang.

The ubiquitous symbol of Guanajuato
The ubiquitous symbol of Guanajuato

Every time I leave my house I take a few coins with me. They come in handy. There’s no shortage of people who ask, “Me regalan unas moneditas?” Because I was in the UAE for so long, I keep thinking in dirhams. I need to get used to pesos.

Inside Teatro Juárez, Guanajuato
Inside Teatro Juárez, Guanajuato

When I entered Teatro Juárez, I asked the guy how he was doing. “De película”, was his reply. As in, “Everything is so great it’s like I’m in a movie”. Thanks, dude. I think I’ll use that 🙂

Green indicates a city I've hit, or will hit soon (click to enlarge)
Green indicates a city I’ve hit, or will hit soon (click to enlarge)

The last few days I visited the cities of Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende. Tickets are extremely reasonable and I’d highly recommend buying tickets on first class buses, if available. Once, I got on an economy-class bus where there were not only no seats remaining, my shoes practically grafted themselves to the bus floor as I walked down the aisle. Someone had apparently spilled a soft drink. Yeah, it was a mess. Always go with first-class buses. You won’t regret it. Tickets were in the three to four dollar range for a 1.5-hour trip.

Hostess station at the entrance to Quince Restaurant in San Miguel de Allende. I hate the guy too.
Hostess station at the entrance to Quince Restaurant in San Miguel de Allende. I hate the guy too.

Soon I’ll be on my way south to Morelia (staying for two weeks), then Toluca (staying for one week) and Cuernavaca (staying for three weeks). After I made reservations I realized I get to Cuernavaca at the height of the rainy season. Oops

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