Jan 1, 2011, 7:56 AM
Post #17 of 20
Somebody asked:.............What's the weather like in Zacatecas in January?.....................
It is cold! Did I say cold? Yes I said COLD.
The standard joke about Zacatecas city is the question: How may stations (seasons as well as station) are there in Zacatecas?
Answer is: Two, the railroad station and winter.
Remember that Zacatecas city is at a very high altitude. It is just above 7000 feet if I remember well, and the coldest place I have ever been without a coat has been the Zacatecas Central Bus Station.
But the city itself has an awful lot to offer the tourist. Museums galore, restaurants of all kinds, hotels from hostels to La Quinta Royal where a suite can cost $1000 us dollars a night. Outlying trips to the magic town of Jerez, and to the pre-conquest ruins at La Quemada and other sites.
I like Zacatecas city very much and live only 50 km from there but at a much lower elevation. I am told that the highest temperature reached in the magic town of Jerez yesterday was 50*F. I got a message from a friend there this morning who said that my house was OK and that no pipes had frozen. So you can imagine what Zacatecas city was like yesterday.
As ever, jerezano
(This post was edited by jerezano on Jan 1, 2011, 8:00 AM)