Guanajuato’s colourful buildings cascade like sugar-coated treats over the hills that make up this Mexican town. Aside from the photo opportunities at every turn, the town has a vibrant cultural scene. As well as the theatre, check out the birthplace of the artist Diego Rivera – famed for his colourful murals – in the house and museum of his birthplace. Also worth a visit is the not-for the-squeamish Museum of the Mummies, complete with exhumed bodies on display. For fresh juices and cheap eats, the central market provides both sustenance and another plethora of colour.
Picture Courtesy: Julie Sykes
Julie hails from the historical city of York, UK – famed for Vikings, chocolate and an overload of pubs. She’s a fan of independent travel, and aims to inspire her readers to take the plunge and plan the trip or experience of their dreams. Julie’s mission is for her readers to say: “I’m so glad I did it”, instead of, “I wish I could, BUT …” Find her at www.thegapyearedit.com and on Twitter @thegapyearedit.
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