Guanajuato is a city that never fails to build connections between tourists and locals. The great thing about this city is that you are able to connect to all forms of authentic culture, from social culture to historical culture. From other adventures I have been on, making local friends doesn’t necessarily limit itself to only human friends.
Furthermore, making and talking to new friends will sincerely teach you how to appreciate local life in Guanajuato. You don’t have to go out of your way to chat with locals because tourists and natives naturally coexist with one another. So, take advantage of Guanajuato’s vast window of opportunities for making local friends.
What’s the real story?
Aside from the many friends I made along the way in Guanajuato, there was more than one memorable experience that I had. It wasn’t only the friendships that I made with the local students that hung around the plaza with their hefty books and scattered papers nor was it only the group of friends hanging out and taking selfies atop the large stairway that led to the front of the Universidad de Guanajuato. Surprisingly, it wasn’t only the captivating symphony orchestra that successfully filled my ears with delightful tunes in the Teatro Juarez.
It was ALL of those things that truly made my heart beat in sync with this lively city.
It was the live performances, it was the local activities, and it was the atmosphere that made me connect deeply with this city and its people. Guanajuato has no designated tourist area. The whole city, ranging from the cobblestone roads to the heights of the monumental structures, is yours to encounter and to discover the many hidden gems it has to offer. Participating in the local pastimes is the key to making new friends.
I can’t emphasize this enough:
Guanajuato doesn’t test your limits on comfortability because there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to approach the locals when the whole community approaches you. There is no seclusion. Everyone is family. Endless opportunities are given to you to interact with the community, so take advantage and make new friends.