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Santa Fe

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  • Day16

    Relaxing & Exploring Santa Fe

    November 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    After our super long day yesterday we didn't feel like doing much. So we mostly hung around the hotel room and worked, though we did have a couple of hours out to look around Santa Fe. It's got some really interesting frontier-style architecture, a mix of adobe and native styles. Quite cool! Also the highest state capital in the USA.Read more

  • Day73

    Day 73 - Winter Is Here

    November 19, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    What felt chilly last night was positively cold this morning. With a fresh start to the day we ensured we didn't miss a hot breakfast at the hotel.

    We layered up on clothing and made our way to downtown. We crossed railway tracks on the way in and came across an art market. It was a Saturday and the small market was bustling with what looked like a mix of locals and tourists. Further down the track there was another small market, this time selling local food produce. We grabbed a coffee to stay warm and continued to walk.

    Downtown has the familiar Spanish feel of a town plaza and roads spiralling out from there. The unique adobe architecture, that is a building requirement in Santa Fe, is warm in colour and smooth in nature. Without a right angle in sight, I was reminded of the Gaudi buildings in Barcelona. We snaked in and out of the shops in the area and decided on getting lunch at a cafe. Alice had mac n cheese and I had a chicken burger, both were warmly received. Now that we were full, we embarked on discovering a bit of history.

    The New Mexico History Museum has a few floors covering the history of the state as well as temporary exhibitions on varied topics such as cigar boxes. We were interested in the region and we were both impressed with the displays and information covered throughout. The Native American History of the region is covered with artefacts and personal accounts and the Spanish involvement in the area began around 1610, just three years after the Jamestown settlement began and ten before the Mayflower landed. The most important Spanish building in Santa Fe was the Palace of the Governors which was constructed in 1610. The building is still there and is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. As part of the admission to the museum we were also able to walk around the Palace which also had a number of displays and information boards. Back in the museum, other aspects of New Mexico's history were covered including information on the Manhattan Project and the numerous atomic tests that were carried out in the state. It is a revealing and proud museum that is highly recommended. We browsed the gift shops for both the museum and the Palace and then headed home.

    For dinner we went to a local Modern Japanese Restaurant. We both ordered the Teriyaki Chicken that was beautifully presented, although it was basically a grilled chicken breast on top of vegetables with the teriyaki sauce in a small cup next to the plate. That must be the modern twist. It was tasty nonetheless and also a generous serving. We then polished off the jasmine tea and headed home for the evening.

    Song of the Day:
    Beirut - Santa Fe
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  • Day74

    Day 74 - Canyon Road

    November 20, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Time to go highbrow and enjoy the finer things in Santa Fe.

    Art is available to view everywhere here and the city's reputation is well earnt. There is one road that typifies this tradition and that is Canyon Road. It was a quiet Sunday as we headed to this road, a short walk from our hotel. For art lovers and in particular those who appreciate statues of every style, this road is teeming with walk-in studios and you could spend hours just visiting a fraction of those. The weather was warmer than forecast although just right for strolling and taking photos. We soon came across a handy cafe called the Tea House where we had sandwiches and drinks. They had an impressive list of teas and lived up to their moniker. I was pleased to see flat white on the coffee list and went with that whereas Alice had the mint green tea.

    We then headed back down the street and to the local Wholefoods Store to get food for dinner. Our hotel had a cooker and we were determined to cook and not eat out again. Whilst walking back we passed a milkshake shack, Shake Foundation, and the much under-represented aspect of this blog, the shake bit, needed to be addressed. Alice ordered the chocolate mud shake and she says it was delicious and very thick. The straw however was barely up to the task. We're gonna need a wider straw!

    Dinner was a fish, chorizo and chickpea combo that was expertly cooked of course. We thought about going to the cinema but decided on a quiet night instead.

    Song of the Day:
    The Commodores - Easy (Like Sunday Morning)
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  • Day54

    Breaking Good

    July 9, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    We started the day with an early morning run around the lava field, as you do! Then we cruised on up to Albuquerque and finally started getting out of the
    Chihuahuan desert and into the hills. After the amazing petroglyphs in Texas we had high hopes for Petroglyph National Monument, but were pretty underwhelmed by the 400-700 year old graffiti (we are now petroglyph snobs!) - if you see the photos you will understand...

    The CRAZY driving and Friday night traffic put us off a quick stop off in Albuquerque and we overnight in another really nice public campground in the edge of town which even had its own casita. In the morning we decide to drive the looooong way round to Santa Fe but 15 minutes into the drive up into the massive mountains it said the pavement (aka the road to any 'normal' people) stopped, so we thought Elvis wouldn't thank us for that we bailed and ended up on the Interstate (which we have mostly avoided up to now).

    As we were in the middle of the Texan desert for our anniversary we decided to splash out in Santa Fe and have booked into a hotel (to be honest it cost us $30 as I cashed in loyalty points, but don't tell Jo)! We spent the day meandering through the beautiful old city of Santa Fe, with its amazing adobe buildings, buying lots of native Indian jewellery, and enjoying a few cold ones on a terrace overlooking the main square. Tonight we are having a posh meal out and a night on the town.
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  • Day4

    Santa Fe

    January 2, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Our last stop was at the New Mexico State Capital, which the locals call the Roundhouse, because the exterior and interior walls are curved. They welcome visitors to enjoy their large collection of local art spread over 3 floors, as well as the government chambers. It was all very colourful and interesting.Read more

  • Day4

    Santa Fe

    January 2, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ -6 °C

    We had the day to explore Santa Fe, one of my favourite US cities. We went to St. Francis Cathedral, built in 1886, that has a statue of the first North American Indian woman to be declared a saint. The white interior of the church was influenced by a French-born Archbishop, unlike the adobe structures common in Santa Fe. We also went to Loretto Chapel, which contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels, or any visible support. Of course we had to stop at the Palace of the Governors where the Native Americans display and sell their artwork and jewellery. I showed restraint and bought just one turquoise inlay pendant crafted by a woman from Santa Domingo Pueblo.Read more

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