Monday, April 2, 2007
The adventures of Chapman and Penman part 1
My good mate Joe Chapman arrived last week, for my two week uni holiday. We are spending time travelling around the country and also in mexico city together.
It is just great to have an old friend here - to know each other's sense of humour and to be able to make wise cracks and giggle at silly things together. Good stuff.
Joe is quite discerning with his cosmopolitan taste (having lived in Tokyo for a year rubbed off on him a bit), so we have been stretching ourselves to really 'disover' the 'happening' nightspots of this town. That has been fun to explore with Joe, as I dont always get the opportunity to do that with my mex friends. Joe should really start up his own nightclub review site.
Anyway, here are some happy pics. We went to a gorgeous town called Guanajuato. Wonderful.
The middle photo is of the Alhondiga, the a huge old granary which was the site of one of the biggest battles for Independence from spain. The rowdy masses gathered outside while the Spanish shut themselves in this big building inside. After the battles were won by the independence mob, they hung the heads of spanish in large cages outside the Alhondiga.