The next day, I went into town to look around. I, again, found myself with nothing to do. I went into a pharmacy at the main square and bought some "antiséptico" for my first aid kit. Then I took a look inside the church. Then I went to the tourist office next door to get a map.
There were two people sitting at desks, and they both smiled and said "Welcome". I didn't know which one to approach. I finally picked one and sat down. The lady was eager to speak English, and the woman from the other desk came over to help. They gave me a map of the city and a map of the state, which is also called San Luis Potosi. "San Luis Potosi has the shape like a dog," she explained. The outline of the state on the map did look a lot like a terrier.
"We are here, at the center of the dog." She pointed out various cities and attractions. "Here, at the... back of the dog, is Xilitla. It is a beautiful village." She told me all about an eccentric English surrealist who had traveled there and wanted to create a garden of Eden. He built many surrealist sculptures and buildings. I didn't understand everything she said, but I understood that there were surrealist sculptures there, and maybe I should go.
Nothing else I saw in the city was of much interest, except for a mariachi band at Mariachi Plaza.
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