Recap of a busy week in Guanajuato

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April 24th 2009
Published: August 6th 2009
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I'm settling back to normal life after busy travels and visits. I'm catching up on my entries and my studies. This was also my last week of classes.

Dad and Jan left early on Saturday morning. I enjoyed their visit, and I think they did too. Guanajuato is a surprising place in Mexico for most Americans. It is nothing like the stereotyped northern border towns or the coastal vacation resorts. Instead it is a vibrant and bustling small city with a strong sense of pride, history, and community. I found myself being a pretty good tour guide and translator, which made me happy knowing that I had learned so much since I've been here in Mexico.

After catching up with classmates and going to classes on Monday I went to Delica Mitsu and had a bento box with yummy rice, sushi salad, broccoli salad, seaweed and mushroom salad, and turkey and cabbage salad. Without some lighter dining options like this I would be going through vegetable withdrawl.

On Tuesday I said goodbye to my teachers and went home for a bit to put down my things and check my email. I went looking for veggies at El Midi but found it closed. Not very hungry, I sat on a bench in Plaza San Fernando and read for an hour, then went up the alleyway and bought some tlacoyos and quesadillas, then walked up checked menu at Chao Bela, an Italian restaurant I had heard was good. Walking past the university I sat on the steps and ate my lunch. Liz, a girl from class, walked by and we talked for a bit. I finished my lunch and started walking back home when I ran into some other friends from class, Lauryn and Traci.

Wednesday and Thursday were spent walking around the city, working on my blog entries at Bagel Cafetin, and doing laundry, organizing my things, and packing for my upcoming travels this weekend.

Today, Friday, I went shopping for a variety of veggies and brought ingredients to my friend Angie's house to show her a few Japanese recipes. We made ginger chicken, a soba and veggie salad, and papaya with creamed coconut. We spent the afternoon cooking, eating, and talking. I made sure my things bags are ready for tomorrow when my boyfriend, Pablo, comes in.


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