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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato April 12th 2009

Today my Dad and his wife Jann came to visit me in Guanajuato. There are lots of things I still havn't seen here, so this week I will show them around and complete my checklist of places to go. Today is Easter Sunday. The churches are filled with chamomile flowers and people. I wasn't sure what would be open today, but apparently the city is operating pretty much as usual. I met Dad and Jann at their hotel, and we headed out on a walk through the city. We went to Plaza San Fernando and stopped at my favorite French cafe here, El Midi and each had a beer. We continued on to Mercado Hidalgo, the bit market here and saw the food, flowers, and souvenirs for sale. Next we had a Mexican dinner at Truco ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato April 11th 2009

My boyfriend suggested that I fly from to Toluca and stay with a friend of ours, then take buses back up to Guanajuato to save a bit of money. We weren't able to reach our friend, so instead I spent the night on a series of buses, from Toluca to Morelia to Leon to Guanajuato. In the end I don't think this was any cheaper or easier, but I made it back after a whole lot of traveling and am exhausted! My Dad and his wife Jann are on their way to visit tomorrow! I better rest up.... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato March 18th 2009

This morning was bright and sunny. At school I had the feeling that summer was about to begin - like when you're a little kid and summer vacation is coming and there is so much light and anticipation in the classroom. As I left, it started to lightly rain for the first time since I've been here. I spent the day resting (fighting a cold that started yesterday), studying, and finishing up some blog posts - I have a lot of others saved but not finished... Now I'm planning my next adventures! Next stop, Michuacan!... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato March 6th 2009

Today after classes I had the 3 course lunch at El Truco 7 for something like $45 pesos. It's a pretty famous seeming restaurant, and one of the better ones for Mexican food that are frequented by tourists and lots of locals. There was a great soup, a pasta salad with mayo (it's popular in Mexico but I don't like it), and meatballs. It had been a while since I sat down at a restaurant for a meal, but it was a nice change. There were plenty of things to look at on the walls, and brochures for local events to read. Next went to Mercado Hidalgo to pick up some fruits for the next few days. I can never get enough of the wonderful fruits here. The mangoes, bananas, granadas, zapote! All so fresh, tasty, ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato March 2nd 2009

After a week back in L.A., I flew back to Guanajuato this morning. I'm happy to be home. Somehow I have a sense of comfort here.... read more

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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato February 13th 2009

After classes this morning I came home for lunch and worked on my nursing school applications. I'm feeling more and more nervous about getting into nursing programs, and it's too late for me to apply to the less competitive programs (that take more than twice as long to finish). I need think more seriously about my backup plans for the year, in case I have to wait and reapply. I wanted to take a shower but the pilot in my water heater went out again and after fighting with it for some time trying to get it to light, I stopped. Feeling a little discouraged but knowing I needed to get out of the house, I headed downtown and briefly talked to some other girls from school before heading to a cafe to read a book ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato February 12th 2009

This morning I met with a group of students to prepare for our presentation on the Popol Vuh for my literature class. School is certainly more laid back here than I'm used to. The general classroom setup is more similar to that in California, with outdoor hallways - none of the other americans here had seen that before unless they were from CA. For those who are interested, El Popol Vuh is a book with ancient K'ichee' Maya stories, beginning with the creation of the world. Some info is on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popol_vuh After my classes, I ran back home to drop off my computer. (I think I need to stop running in this city - the combination of lots of stairs and thin air at 2008m or 6586 ft in elevation, is still a bit much ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato February 9th 2009

First off, I can't believe I'm 21! Seriously?? Time goes by so fast. Life goes by too fast. I don't turning 21 was going to be kind of weird in Mexico. 21 is not a big deal at all here, but it turned out to be pretty amazing. The International Studies Abroad (ISA) office had a cake for me and everyone sang happy birthday. Here in Mexico, there is a custom to bite into the cake after singing. I guess it is supposed to be good luck, but sometimes people shove your face into the cake. So maybe it isn't really good luck. I had 4 cakes on my birthday. One from ISA. Three from my house. My host family had this big lunch for me, where some friends came too. My family made a cake ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato February 8th 2009

So I haven't updated in awhile....sorry for being a slacker! So...there's been this huge 25 things about me trend on facebook. I'm supposed to write 25 things about me, but I think I'll just use this opportunity to update you all. 1. I am loving Mexico. The food, the houses, the buildings, the streets, the weather, the people, and of course all the puppies. 2. Yesterday I went to San Miguel de Allende and these AWESOME hot springs....I SWAM IN HOT SPRINGS OUTSIDE IN FEB. I seriously love my life sometimes. 3. I didn't like San Miguel de Allende as much as Ciudad Guanajuato. Too many Ex-piats and less cool. I love where I live. 4. MY 21st birthday is tomorrow...and I'm going on a bar crawl with some friends...in MEXICO. 5.The thing I least like ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato February 7th 2009

This morning I met Rosita in the Jardín de la Unión and we walked over to the Museo Regional de Guanajuato - Alhóndiga de Granaditas, which I had seen in my first days here, but didn't have time to look through the galleries. It is a building, originally meant to store grains for the city, that played an important role in the revolution, where there was a bloody attack against the Spaniards and rich and later a display of the heads of the attacking insurgents. The upper floors of the building are museum galleries, with artifacts from the region spanning prehistory through independence and the new government. The lower chambers are monuments of remembrance to the heroes of the revolution. We spent about an hour looking at everything, then headed down to Mercado Hidalgo, where I ... read more




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