Northwest of Mexico City stretches a fairly dry, temperate upland region between the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental mountain ranges. This is where the Spanish found most of the precious metals that were the basis of their colonial ambitions in Mexico, and where they built some of Mexico's most magnificient cities with the great fortunes that silver brought them. Today, centuries later, the wealth of these cities lies in their Colonial Architecture, and the rich heritage of history they share. Matehuala lies 155 miles to the south of Saltillo, one of our regular stopovers when returning to Mazatlan. This was our first visit to Matehuala, and we hope to return another time. PS: Matehuala has city-wide WiFi ... life is good!