Thursday, July 05, 2007

Dolores Hidalgo

Dolores Hidalgo may be the ugliest city in the world, or at least in Mexico...or at least in the state of Guanajuato...

Dolores Hidalgo is located about 30 miles north of San Miguel de Allende....about a 1 hour bus ride each way with no first class available (so while cheap - about $2 - also slow with many stops)....




The town can best be described as the land of exotic ice cream flavors (cerveza, avocado, cheese, etc), the bean market, and cheap pottery/ceramics. Oh, it's also the cradle of independence in Mexico as it is the sight of where Hidalgo started the march to San Miguel in the beginning of the revolution against the Spanish. You can read more about the history of Hidalgo and Mexican independence here.

Unfortunately, even with that claim to fame, there is not much in the way of historic or tourism interests here and the natural beauty of the town is lacking. The major historic site is the Hidalgo church and museum in the main plaza area.





Nonetheless, I did work in the ER here and found that it was worth the 1 hour bus ride each way from San Miguel in comparison to the other hospital site I was at. This is because there are medical students from the University of Leon at the facility, and, thus, the attendings here are a little more comfortable and acquainted with the role of a medical student.

Furthermore, Kryste and I did make a day trip out to DH to find hand painted plates for the house - which we did at won of the many many pottery/ceramic stores up and down the main strip of Dolores Hidalgo.


Of course, we couldn't leave without some strange ice cream flavors as well....







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