01.12.2011 - 02.12.2011
After San Miguel we arrived in Querétaro at the Hostel Kuku Ruku. It was rather flash but the girls at the front desk were more interested in selling us shoes than showing us to our room. Anyway brand new ´green´hostel (it only opened 2 months ago) and we had the whole womens 8 bed dorm to ourselves (with a great bathroom).
We left the hostel after dark but the whole town was out enjoying the Christmas decorations and watching their team Gallos (Roosters) play the Tigres in football on large screens up around the town. The town has some absolutely beautiful plazas that are well used by the locals.
We had dinner in this quirky diner, then a margarita in a flash bar,
and then booked ourselves a night tour of Querétaro´s darker history. All in Spanish we had two ladies in historic costume and flame torches leading us around the town, into houses and museums and scaring us with murder mystery and ghost stories. Pretty funny really!
The next day I traded some NZ coin for a great guava ice block (his secret no seeds) and a chat with a local in his corner icecream shop. He makes all his own icecreams and seems to know everyone in the town.
Went to a few museums which included a Mexican textile exhibit and one with printing presses and amazing plates from the late 1500´s til earlier last century.
Other than that we wandered around town and took in the colour and beauty- I highly recommend a visit to this town!