Queretaro  is another lovely highland (1800 m) colonial town with many winding stone paved and pedestrianized streets. We took plenty of pictures last time in 2011. They are here.
The light was perfect for church tower shots.
Chile in Nogada - sweet chili stuffed with pork, walnut sauce & pomegranate seeds
Pluma Lounge No 1 Fan Club - local Freixenet sparkling, cheese and meats
Tequisquiapan  screams “Mexico” – intense light, bright colors and rambling bougainvilleas in full flower. It’s a popular Pueblo Magico weekend getaway for Mexicans. In the 1970s Spanish Cava producer Freixenet established vineyards nearby to produce quality reds, whites and sparklings – all available in the Freixenet Wine Bar in the center of the pueblo. This is the start of the Cheese and Wine Route in Central Mexico. We took an 8 hour tour, but came back completely sober!
A house in Tequisquiapan
Tequisquiapan's church and plaza
Marimba players in the shade
Freixenet Wine Bar in Tequisquiapan - a must!
Central Mexico vineyard at 2000 m in semi-desert
On the Cheese and Wine Route
At the other end of the Cheese and Wine Route, Bernal  sits beneath the world’s highest monolith – La Peña de Bernal.
If your looking to shoot a Mexican movie, Bernal is your place with it’s sun bleached walls and cobbled streets. Deserted on weekdays it feels like you are wandering an abandoned movie set. Packed on weekends it more resembles a theme park.
Bernal below the world's highest monolith
Lunch at Bernal
Dinner - gorditas; black corn tortillas stuffed with meats
Sun bleached street in Bernal or Mexican movie set?