Since leaving San Miguel de Allende a couple of days ago (which I wrote about in the previous blog), I've spent a couple of days visiting the famously temperate and sunny city of Cuernavaca, which is about 60 miles southwest of Mexico City, where I'm headed later today. I had the chance to stay at a couple of excellent, but very different, hotels here - here are my thoughts on each of the them, the posh boutique resort, Anticavilla Hotel & Spa, and the more affordable but still quite lovely - and centrally located - Hotel Casa Azul.
Around Cuernavaca's city center, you'll also find a number of attractions that provide a glimpse into the city's rich history, including the art museum founded by a gay American expat collector, the Robert Brady Museum, which is outstanding. There are also plenty of lively, open-air cafés, restaurants, and bars within walking distance of Cuernavaca's main plaza, and more ardent nightlife fans can easily get to some of the city's other noted gay clubs, all of which are a short cab ride away. Here's my Cuernavaca Gay Nightlife Guide.