Published On: Fri, Apr 12th, 2019

Journal of a Guanajuato traveler

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Last year I spent a month in Guanajuato City, and I loved every minute of it. When you are inside the historic centre it feels like a little story book town but with a grungy edge. Street parades seem to spontaneously combust onto the streets and I am still unsure how everyone knows where to be and at what time. It is like someone sends out a mystery text, telling everyone its time to party. 

One of the parades that came out of nowhere featured a hot air balloon procession (without the balloon part on) firing their gas cylinders into the sky. This was to celebrate a hot air balloon festival in a near by town. It looked amazing but if you have seen Guanajuato, you will know that the streets are super skinny and tall and a big blast of fire might just set a building a light. But hey, that is why I love Mexico. Not a rule in sight. 

My time in Guanajuato was a huge part great, due to my accommodation and hosts. I stayed in an AirBnb hosted buy some amazing people who I am happy to say are my friends to this day. This is one of the things I love most about travelling with AirBnb, you make connections all around the world with fantastic humans. Having local hosts is the best way to get a great insight of the town you are  staying in and also if your lucky, a tour guide every now and then.

Being a uni town, the weekends got pretty wild with the youngsters having a few drinks at the bars and a couple clubs in town. It was cool to see a young and vibrant night life and the energy of the crowds just add to the atmosphere. 

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