Salamanca, Mexico

Having hitchiked through 4 of the 32 Mexican states and stopped in towns large and small, I find that Mexico does not live up to the US news hype about how dangerous it is. Mostly, it feels less dangerous and more family-friendly than the US. However, patches of Mexico are indeed more dangerous. Unfortunately, Salamanca is in one of those patches, at least temporarily. Visitors and residents themselves take extra safety precautions. However, I hope the pictures below show that beneath the present danger, Salamanca is a city full of beautiful people, excellent food, and stunning bits of art and architecture, all just waiting to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

     

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Gary’s favorites

Looking back over my travels, I came up with a few favorites to share.

Favorite coffee shops

  1. Café Tal (Sangre de Cristo), Guanajuato, Mexico
  2. Café Kittel, Aachen, Germany
  3. The Spider House, Austin TX
  4. Phil, Vienna, Austria

Favorite restaurants

  1. Taberna Maceiras (Las Huertas), Madrid
  2. Sante Fe, Tivoli NY
  3. Ciro’s Coté Sud, New Orleans LA
  4. Restaurante La Catarata (taco stand), Uvita, Costa Rica

Favorite place for pictures

  1. Freiburg, Germany
  2. Boulder, Colorado
  3. Varanasi, India
  4. Fez, Morocco

(For more curious favorites, see my “About” page 😊)

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