Having returned to both Mexico City and Oaxaca, I decided I wanted to see somewhere new so investigated the options around Mexico City. My first choice was originally San Miguel de Allende, which I have heard is another postcard-perfect, artistic Mexican city. However, as I asked a few Mexicans what they thought about it, they all said it was actually more American than Mexican as it seems to be full of retired North Americans – so it may be lacking that Mexican flair I am after.
I decided on Taxco de Alarcón in the state of Guerrero. It is just 2.5 hours away from Mexico City by bus and famous for its church and many silver shops. I had two choices for how to get there – I could either do a day trip from Mexico City (a long day trip) on a guided tour or I could get a bus there myself and stay overnight. I decided to do the latter as I wanted a change of scene and also as I had managed to travel around Mexico thus far, I may as well continue with the challenge. Continue reading