Our place in Guanajuato was a perfect little place in a perfect little location. Essentially an open split-level studio, the upper level consisted of the bedroom and bathroom overlooking the living/working area and kitchen below. Highlights include:
- Speedy internet. After spending a month dealing with rationed satellite web access, it was a great relief to be able to stream videos and Skype.
- A beautiful blue-tiled shower piping in steaming solar-powered hot water. Actually, everything was covered in tile, which is both pretty to look at and great for traveling with dogs.
- A giant south-facing window overlooking the town below us and across the valley. Upon waking each morning from our places in bed we could see the line between light and shadow creeping down the mountainsides, and the orange-yellow glow of city lights sparkled as we climbed in at night.
- A hammock, accessible from the top of the stairs (and overlooking the previously described giant window with amazing view), suspended from the 15 foot ceiling.
- Our first ever experience using a moka pot. Makes very strong coffee.
- A lovely outside terrace, complete with an iron set of table and chairs and yet another hammock. The terrace was a great place to unplug, take in the sights and sounds of the town, and enjoy a cerveza or tequila.
- The hustle and bustle of the Centro was only a five minute walk away (though the walk back up the hill took us a little longer the first few days while we got used to the altitude).
The only folly we encountered was of our own doing when trying to find the place. Feeling pretty confident we knew where we were going in a difficult to navigate maze of a town, we managed to find ourselves at a dead-end after driving a hundred yards downhill on an eight foot wide street. This, of course, meant we had to reverse that entire distance up the hill while locals stopped and stared at the idiots.