DEC 14, 2015 – When I got off the bus in Zacatecas, I realized that I hadn’t seen the real Mexico yet. Cars and buildings looked much older on average than in Monterrey, and prices were lower. I couchsurfed in the nearby town of Guadalupe, which has a convenient bus connection to Zacatecas. The city was most impressive when viewed from La Bufa hill, which is reachable on foot or with a small, Swiss made cable car. Similar to Swiss cities like Lausanne or Zurich, the city is built on hills. The colorful buildings make the view really interesting. In the city center, there are some nice churches and a cathedral, which are generally less impressive inside than outside. I also visited the museo Rafael Coronel, which houses an exceptional collection of masks, used for religious festivities since pre-hispanic times.