Apizaco is a transport hub in the state of Tlaxcala. It’s not particularly interesting save for this church. It’s a market town akin to Tuxtla in Chiapas.
The monument of the geographical centre of Mexico.
A random cemetery.
Tequisquiapan is a magical town in the state of Querétaro (where Emperor Maximilian died), it’s also known as a wine capital.
At one point, Tequis was thought to be the geographical centre of Mexico, although the real centre is actually somewhere in the desert of Zacatecas. The monument remains, with the thing hanging in the centre pointing at the town.
The town itself was quite nice too, and very easy to navigate. A lot of day tours to the Sierra Gorda region as well as a hot air balloon ride and wine tours.
San Cristóbal de Las Casas is a historic capital and the cultural capital of the poor Chiapas state. It’s one of my favourites in Mexico for it’s really lively, and I see it as the ultimate Mexican town.
Besides, it’s the base for people to get to different places in the state.
Palenque was a major, major city-state in the Mayan Empire. It’s a day trip from San Cristóbal de Las Casas.
Even though it’s not as photogenic as other sites, its shear size and amazing structures made it one of my favourite historical sites of all-time, and undoubtedly the best Mayan site. And this is after I’ve visited many other ones in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
The main square – the most iconic section.
It was the only Mayan site I wished I had more time in. The day trip included several waterfalls and it’s quite far to begin with and it closed from like 4pm.
It was my first Maya site – very hot.
The waterfalls were cool, but after seeing so many in Australia and China, I wasn’t too happy about all that time spent there instead of in Palenque.
Some people swam in safer areas, and there was even a small museum.
Guanajuato is the capital of the state of the same name, and a major tourist attraction for the country.
The bus terminal wasn’t in the city, as the city was accessible only through tunnels like this one.
Not built on a flat plain, there were numerous alleys and lots of artwork around.
Another main draw was its mummy museum. Pictured above was the world’s smallest mummy. All natural.
Whilst it was a colonial mining town, the buildings were one of a kind, at least for Mexico, but possibly for the entire world.
Tourists were everywhere, and the city was busy deep into the night.
The university was absolutely beautiful.