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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday in Guanajuato

Aloha Everyone,

Tolling of church bells started at 10 minutes to 7 am. It’s for the first Sunday service. The bells ring every hour until 10 minutes to noon.

Sunday is also a big market day. Temporary stalls have sprung up on streets and plazas selling everything from food, articles of clothing to durable goods.

Panadería San Sebastián is our favorite pastry shop located on the route we walk everyday. The store has no curb appeal and unless you are specifically looking for it, one would simply bypass it except for the strong aroma of baking bread. On Monday to Saturday, this small, rather obscure shop is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.  

We first took notice when a man came out of the store hungrily biting into crusty pastry. He was a retired American in Guanajuato to study Spanish. Stopping at the bakery is part of his daily routine.

While the two of us generally stay away from sweets and carbs, we justified by saying, “Well, they are too good to ignore and yes, we are walking a lot.”

Here are some delicious “healthy” pastries we’ve been indulging since Day 2 of our arrival in Guanajuato, followed by some of the dishes J.J. and I’ve enjoyed. We should note that appearance, location and price do not   necessarily equate to the quality of the food or the level of service. Restaurants with English menus were often more expensive and the meals about average.

Aloha -- Cathi