Aug 5, 2007, 9:47 AM
Thank you for the clarification Jerezano and Esperanza. The parents we spoke to gave the event they were celebrating a Spanish name. Based on what you said, I guess you could call it La fiesta de la salida de las niñas, or something along those lines.
I kind of directed the hotel part of this post toward Jerezano, knowing he’d chime in with seasoned critiques only age, experience, and having spent practically a quater of his lifetime there, would make for fair and interesting commentaries.
As a traveler, new to most of the cities we traveled back in November, its always a pleasure and quite a delight when a Sunday rolls around to find one of the nicest hotels with killer ambiance, serving Sunday brunch, and just sit back and enjoy the surrounding while having a nice meal.
When Sunday rolled around in Zacatecas, routinely calls were made to numerious hotels in the area trying to find the nicest hotel with the kind of ambiance which can make food taste even better……;-) The other hotels I spoke too mentioned two hotels that highly fit the bill. One was the Imperial, en el centro and the other was Hotel Quinta Real. Of the two, hands down, the Quinta Real stood tall with atmosphere and character.
We visited the Imperial en el Centro whose lobby was a bit small, as was the dining area, so instead we made a quick U’ee and headed back to Quinta Real. Zacatecas is not a gigantic town but overall, we really liked it. It’s a bustling little town which somewhat reminded us of Guanajuato because it too is a bit hilly. The energy level en el Centro is very high and people watching is fun.
Now Jerezano after you got through Ramboing, the Quinta Real Hotel’s kitchen and desecrating the kitchen staff and the flavor of their food, as an almost a quarter century resident of Zacatecas, it would also seem fair to give back to it something more then the vacuum left behind.
Like for instants, another fine hotel with which in your qualified estimation simmers with flavors taste buds would dance too and eyes could flirt with the impressions of its surroundings. It’s said a good critique is impressive when negative criticisms is substituted with something better………?
Oops, I seem to have segued but back on point, the Mexican family traditions are dipped in the kind of stuff, which makes for strong family ties, tradition and breeds respect for their elders. This feeling is one that has always lingered and as such, is a tremendous draw for me.
I'd like to know how to send two or possibly a few more photos as attachments but can only send one at a time?
(This post was edited by Oscar2 on Aug 5, 2007, 9:47 AM)