In the morning, we bid farewell to our friend Steve, and rented a couple of bicycles. 🚵🏻♀️🚵🏻♂️We decided to head up Mission road, a 15 km river walk leading to the catholic missions built by the Spanish and the Mexicans. We wanted to rent a bike from the bike rental store for 20$ but it was closed, instead we just rented some city bikes. It is quite simple actually, to rent the city bikes you just need to swipe your bank card on the many rental stations located all over the city. Along the pathway we came across many restaurants, bars, parks, viewpoints, and much more. ⛰🍽
There were six total missions but we only got a chance to see three of them, however, they all had a similar story: first catholic missions to convert the Indians and spread the religion, then military strongholds and then abandoned, later re-used as churches as before and historical sites. I really enjoyed it, it was a nice combination of cultural visit and biking into the wild!
We returned the bikes and walked downtown to a burger place recommended by our friend Rafael: Whataburger. 🥤This is the perfect spot for students, it’s cheap, they serve huge burgers, and very large portions of fries and onion rings!! I was completely stuffed. Then, not far from there we visited the San Antonio River Walk Canal, famous for its many nice little bars and restaurants, it’s really enjoyable to visit it even in January, I can’t imagine how stunning it would be in the summer!!
We also visited a Mexican market where we were able to find many typical Mexican products, we saw the capital building, congress, churches, and much more!! I wish I had more time to see what other amazing things San Antonio has to offer but we must continue our journey.🤠