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mexico: guanajuato

A couple of hours north of Mexico City, the beautiful old city of Guanajuato is tucked away in the mountains. With one of the richest silver mines in the world (20% of the world's silver was found here), it's historic center is an open-air museum of colonial architecture. One of the reasons the town has such a picturesque and tranquil atmosphere is that most traffic is led through a network of tunnels underneath the city.

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mexico: tenochtitlan

Mexico City, formerly known as Tenochtitlan , the capital of the Aztecs , was built on an island in Lake Texcoco and one of the world's largest cities by the time it was discovered by Hernán Cortés in 1519. Eyewitness … Read the full post »

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