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Real Del Monte

The small silver mining town


So I have done a little day trip to one of the more famos places around here in Pachuca: the little silver mining town of Mineral del Monte. The video contains information about the town, but if you are interested in more, check out its website here.

The mining museum. The guide was one of the old miners who has worked there his whole life until closing. There the very first strike in the history of North America happened in 1766 against the inhumane working conditions. Later the strike turned violent. The guide also experienced one strike, for which the leader of the union demanded money for representation, even when they had already stopped working. When he had enough money, the labour union guy fled the country and is now searched for by interpol. I was told.




Hanging around in Real del Monte


Selthree :D


In the mine, protecting my backpack. You never know...


Real del Monte from above


The arts campus of my university is situated in Real del Monte and so much prettier than mine. But that seems to be a global phenomenon ... that (economic and) art faculties are always the prettiest.


A mystical or a cursed city? (Just like Pachuca; filled with the tortured souls??) Probably just the rain-season-weather.


Una fiesta de quinceañera/quince años we witnessed (the girl is called quinceañera. Boys do not celebrate this birthday that pompous way)


These fruits are from tuna/Feigenkaktus/prickly pear. I (right) eat 2 different sorts of tuna with pomegranate, Lucero with tons of Salsa and Chilli.


Posted by nerikimmera 12:50 Archived in Mexico Tagged mexico semester_abroad real_del_monte

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