Travelogue Spring Break 2011, Day 11: Durango

After a leisurely breakfast in the hotel and a rather unsavory check-out process, we left for Durango, arriving about 3:00. We found a great room with two double beds, a kitchenette and sofa for 350 pesos, right in El Centro Histórico—Hotel Durango. They also had really affordable cenas, breakfasts and room service, though we didn’t try any.

We took a walk around. The architecture was really pretty cool, and it was nice to know there is another fairly major city not so very far from home; will be much closer once the new highway opens.

The city was putting on free 45-minute trolley car tours. That means that some of these photos are taken through the glare of window glass, but they’ll give you an idea of what Durango looks like if you haven’t been there.

Tip: if you don’t like pizza with hot dogs on top and a crust made of pie crust, don’t eat at Coreleone’s. If you like “distinctive” pizza, get right over there. It’s on the gorgeous pedestrian street in the center of town.

About Dianne Hofner Saphiere

There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face. I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career. What's your story?

2 thoughts on “Travelogue Spring Break 2011, Day 11: Durango

  1. I thought the "Devil's BAckbone" was a majestic and interesting drive although, like you, would not want to do it regularly. Our hotel was right across the street from the cathedral on that pedestrian walkway and also about $30. Darn..you didn't get to Cremeria Wallender..that is a shame as it is well worth the stop..only about 3-4 blocks from the cathedral on a residential street. So unique.

  2. No, next time we'll get there, Zoe. It sounds great. By the time we were in Durango we were tired and ready to get home. It was a terrific trip, and always nice to be home too 🙂 Thanks for following our adventures! I hope you've been enjoying this great weather! The humidity is so refreshing after the dryness in Zac.

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