We left Guadalajara on the 1 April and headed east, and a little north to Aguascalientes. Choosing not to bathe in the local hot springs, we instead toured the beautiful city with its colonial monuments, it having been founded in 1575 by the Spanish. A trip to the Museo Nacional de la Muerte was not as grim as it sounds and gave an insight to Mexico's death rituals and images. From there we went to the fantastic Museo Jose Guadalupe Posada, an influential printmaker best known for his political satire and criticism of the catholic church.
We then headed further east (and north) to Zacatecas, an old silver town overflowing with more colonial architecture. It was important during the Mexico's struggle for independence, including one of the bloodiest battles in 1914, the Toma de Zacatecas.
From here we started our trip towards Guanajuato, where we had arranged to start Spanish lessons, but first a stop in in San Luis Potosi and a day trip out to San Miguel de Allende, one of the most beautiful towns in the Bajio, but also one of the most touristy.