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Journey to Queretaro, Mexico – Episode 805


Things to do in Queretaro, Mexico (Podcast)

Hear about issues to do while you journey to Queretaro, Mexico because the Newbie Traveler talks to Ray Blakney about his adopted Mexican house.

Ray says, “For those who’re attempting to find it, take a dart, throw it on the map of Mexico. For those who hit a bullseye proper in the course of the nation, you’ve most likely hit Queretaro. We’re about two or three hours north of Mexico Metropolis, within the highlands of Mexico. It’s the state simply north of Mexico Metropolis.”

“I’ve been right here for 14 years. I personal on-line corporations. I may stay wherever else on the earth. It’s a good spot to stay. Just a few statistics for you. Queretaro is without doubt one of the richest cities in Mexico. There’s a Ferrari dealership right here and Sam’s Membership and every kind of contemporary conveniences. It is without doubt one of the oldest cities in Mexico and was once the capital of Mexico. That Structure was signed right here the nationwide anthem was first written and sung right here.  It’s a Mexican wine nation, the second after Baja California. The entire downtown is a UNESCO World Heritage Website.”

“It has the third-largest monolith on the earth like Ayers Rock which you’ll climb up. It’s bought waterfalls you’ll be able to drive to in two hours. You possibly can move by way of seven totally different ecosystems from space desert to pine forest to tropical jungle, so it’s bought lots going for it.”

Queretaro is a middle for aeronautics in Mexico so it does have a global airport. Ray suggests you fly in and instantly go all the way down to the historic middle of town with its plazas and nightlife. Queretaro is safer than most U.S. cities. On the second day, Ray directs us to discover the realm together with an artwork museum and a calendar museum. The theater on the town is the place the Mexican nationwide anthem was first carried out. As a result of this was the capital for the French Emperor Maximillian, town’s squares could look extra French than Mexican. 

On the third day, we head out to the monolith of Peña de Bernal. Climb half manner up for an excellent view of wine nation. Bernal additionally has a singular UNESCO web site on a UNESCO web site. A wealthy household constructed their hacienda on an uncommon hill… which seems to be a pre-Columbian pyramid. 

Subsequent, we go to one of many native wineries like Freixenet which grows French wines, or Orlandi which grows extra Italian varietals. 

Ray recommends a two-day journey up into the Sierra Gorda mountains. Go to a number of the native waterfalls in addition to a string of Franciscan Missions that pre-date the California Missions however have been additionally based by Father Junipero Serra.

Whether or not you’re on the lookout for wine, historical past, or scenic magnificence, Queretaro is a area that extra folks ought to discover.

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Present Notes
Casa de la Marquesa
Metropolitan Theatre
Maximilian I of Mexico
Queretaro Artwork Museum
Museo del Calendario (Calendar Museum)
Mercado La Cruz Querétaro
Competition Internacional Cervantino
Asomarte (Occasion Journal)
Peña de Bernal
Sierra Gorda
El Pueblito
El Cerrito (archaeological web site)
Virgin of El Pueblito Historic Marker
Orlandi de Querétaro
Puente de Dios
Mision Conca
Missions of California
Franciscan Missions within the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro
Lodge Boutique Casa de Campo


Turkey 2022 journey cancelled

Hello chris

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On Journey to Cyprus – Episode 798, Andreas wrote:

Nice episode!

Only one level concerning the deserted/decrepit buildings: It has much less to do with economics, however with an ambiguous authorized scenario. In 1974, when the island was partitioned, most Greeks left the north of the island (which turned Turkish), however the European Court docket of Human Rights dominated repeatedly that they nonetheless keep property and possession rights to the homes they left behind, even when North Cypriot legislation stated in any other case.

Tragically, these property disputes have been/are among the many greatest roadblocks to a peace settlement.


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