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mexico: real de catorce

Some eight hours further north from Guanajuato (see previous post), in the middle of nowhere, the small mountain town of Real de Catorce is an oasis of quiet surrounded by desolate highlands and cactus-strewn desert. A former mining town, it was almost entirely abandoned in the early 20th century and became a 'ghost town'. Recently activity has started up again and parts of the center have been renovated, though much of the town in still in ruins, creating a rather surreal atmosphere.

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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-… Read the full post »

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