Sunday, August 23, 2009

Taking off for Tequisquiapan.....

Mexico City is surrounded by many places which prove to be wonderful weekend retreats, and Tequisquiapan is another to add to your list of such enchanting destinations. It is renowned for its quiet, bougainvillea-lined cobbled streets...

and its heavy concentration of hotels with spas, and posadas with pools, making it the perfect place to relax for a few days...

Being so close to the more well-known colonial city of Queretero, it also has the added advantage of being relatively unvisited and quite off the beaten track....In fact, you will probably only run into a few Mexican weekenders...

Wouldn't you just like to chill out here in the zocalo, admiring the beautiful church, and sitting on one of these lovely wrought iron benches whiling away a few tranquil hours.... ???

Tequisquiapan hosts an annual wine and cheese festival every June, and can be reached in three hours from Mexico City via a plush ETN bus from Terminal Norte.

P.S. Just noticed I have just reached Post 100 - dedicated to all the gifted, talented and creative travel bloggers out there!! For other gorgeous glimpses around the world click here and enjoy!

11 comments:

Bob Mrotek said...

Catherine,
I beg your pardon in advance for saying so but my impression of the wine and cheese "festival" at Tequisquiapan is that it is one of the most over promoted ripoffs that I have ever seen. Tequisquiapan, however, is as you say, very charming and really should be on everyone's list of places to visit.

Peter said...

In Mexico, I never came further than to Ensenada (Baja California). Had planned a stop on my way to Lima once, but it failed. Must visit the country, even more persuaded now! :-)

M.Kate said...

Certainly sounds like my kind of vacation city. Love the bouganvillla trees everywhere.

qvale4 said...

muy buen blog !!! saludos desde argentina

Sylvia K said...

Lovely post and beautiful shots brought back lots of fun memories of the year that I lived in San Miguel de Allende. Loved it!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Wolynski said...

Wonderful, colorful photos and what a great place - absolutely lovely.

Arija said...

Congrats. on your 100th post. You have a lovely blog.

Love this post, delightful town and really stylish benches.

Alice said...

Hi Catherine,
Yes, Bob and I have agreed that the Tequis wine and cheese festival is overrated. I went this year, and all I saw were people buying Reuite Lambrusco because it was the cheapest thing around.

Fly Girl said...

Those vibrant violet bougainvillea against the gold buildings bring tears to my eyes. The whole town looks unbearably lovely.

Michael Wolf said...

No, I would not like to sit on one of those benches. They're extremely uncomfortable! (And, when you get down to it, not very pretty either.) Why they are used is something I may never understand.