My Trip to Guanajuato

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In 1997, after I graduated from the University of Baja California, in Tijuana, Mexico, and started my first job, I decided to take my first trip with my best friends. We were undecided on which city we were going to visit. After a little research we found the city of Guanajuato. We picked this city because it has a lot of places to visit and is a colonial city. However, the thing that lead me decide is that this city remind me of the story of Romeo and Juliet. Guanajuato was an extraordinary experience full of mystery, with places that are dangerous and a city that most people will fall in love with.

Guanajuato is well known as the city of the mummies. When I visited the museum, I though it would be mummies like the ones shown on TV, wrapped in white gauze. When I arrived at the museum and saw pictures at the entrance, I was petrified of what my eyes were seeing. There were pictures of dead people. I was scared; nevertheless, I decided to start the tour around the museum. The first part of the tour was the explanation of how people turn into mummies after death. According to the tour guide, these mummies were found more than 150 years ago. By that time people who were poor did not have enough money to buy a coffin for their dead relative so they buried them in the ground with the cloth that they liked most. The dirt in Guanajuato was full of minerals, that is why the people were transformed into mummies naturally.

As we drove all around Guanajuato, we found that there were many tunnels. These tunnels were created many years ago because of the mines. Guanajuato is famous for it’s mines of gold, silver and copper. We took a tour around the first gold mine. It was all dark, with only a few small lights to illuminate the way where we were walking. The little boy, who was our tour guide, was explaining how the gold was found. I remember that he told a story about ghosts. He said that because many mine workers died while working, their souls were all around the...
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