Wednesday, February 17, 2016
"Q" is for Querétaro
We have rented a very funky casita (apartment) in downtown with an eclectic floor plan of many ups and downs! What we may find disappointing in the casita, we struck gold on the location. We are just footsteps from hundreds of shops, restaurants featuring international and regional foods, plaza cafes, coffee houses, parks and a large outdoor market filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and more.
We have taken our first week to settle in, get our directional bearings and adjust from living at approximately 3 feet above sea level in the Yucatán, to an elevation increase of 5,967 feet! The landscape is hilly and with our feet being our main source of transportation, come the end of the day, we find ourselves exhausted.
Historical Centró (downtown) is clean, charming, loaded with history and pedestrian friendly. The city regulates the locations for street vendors, noise levels, no blaring music from shop keepers or restaurants, no honking horns and best of all, no city buses allowed! The streets intertwine with callejons (alleyways) and closed streets to vehicle traffic allowing pedestrians to stroll safely at their own pace. Please enjoy the following photos as I take you for a walk through our neighborhood.
This is certainly the "honeymoon" stage of our travels, but love is in the air..........
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