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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato December 5th 2007

Guanajuato, Mexico is a breathtaking state complete with rolling hills, vibrant cities, and picturesque landscapes. Its inhabitants value their culture, take pride in their history, and love their country. So why do so many of my students’ families leave their home in the hills to make a new home in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania? The answer is two-fold - to find work and to educate their children. This past summer I experienced Guanajuato for myself. After just one week in this beautiful state I understood why it would be so hard to leave and I learned why so many have to. Initial Learnings I arrived in Mexico at 1:30 in the afternoon on Sunday June 24th. My traveling companions (13 graduate students, two interpreters and one professor from West Chester University) and I were just in time ... read more
El Mesón de los Poetas
A Mountaintop school
Technology in the classroom

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato October 11th 2007

Well this is obviously my new trend to be delayed on my blog. So let me see…. I’ve covered Mexico City. Well after Mexico City just another passing week accept for one big thing. We had a big 80s party. It was great tons of people came and everybody dressed up. As seen in the picture we did 80s with a nice twist!! School thus far has been going well, the work is picking up but the learning/teaching style here is very different then that at school. The change is nice. My Spanish is improving, but I still get nervous sometimes when I speak but once I get into the groove it flows a lot better. I have noticed that my comprehension level is near perfect now, YAY!!! I have been taking salsa lessons amongst ... read more
Pollo and I at the 80s Party
Diana and Me at the 80s Party
The GTO Skyline

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato September 24th 2007

Well.... I want to give everybody a little bit more information on GTO and then I'll blog about my weekend in Mexico City. Guanajuato, GTO is a SMALL town. I would have to compare it to a Moonville or Tryon in size. There are no stoplights, and the town was built before there were cars so there are now these crazy tunnels where they use to mine that cars now travel though. It is the only place in Mexico with tunnels like that. We walk just about everywhere and if it is dark or we are lazy we will travel by bus or by taxi. To travel by bus it is about 4 pesos or 4cents and to travel by taxi it ranges from 25 pesos (2.50) to 35 pesos (3.50). It is cheap but trust ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato September 6th 2007

Hi everyone! I spent the last few days in a town called Cuernavaca, then yesterday I arrived in a lovely little town called Guanajuato- I think that it´s my favourite place so far! Apart from Mexico City, I haven´t actually been to one place yet that was on my original itinery! Have been going to random places to try and avoid all these annoying hurricanes that keep coming around. So far have been very lucky and have only seen a bit of rain. Hopefully I´ll be back on track in a few days! Guanajuato is so cute. All the streets are cobbled and dinky. It is built on a mountain side, but luckily the main town area is pretty level so not too much hill walking! It´s a university town with lots of language schools which ... read more
Snog Street
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view of the town

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato September 5th 2007

Today I had the full day to myself. I made an early start to the Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera. It's the house Diego and his family lived in for the first five years of his life before moving to Mexico City. They've restored his house beautifully on the first floor, the middle floor shows his works and the top floor displays the work of other artists. The middle aged man guiding people to each floor pointed to my hair, kissed his fingers and said 'guapa'. It appears people from all walks of life like the new 'do. I took the funicular up the mountain to a museum I'm not sure for what. I attempted to view it but it was one of those interactive ones where the dummies come to life with audio tapes. ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato September 4th 2007

We took a four hour bus to Guanajuato. The time the bus was great, the toilet was in good condition and they gave us goodie bags with snacks. On the downside, they made us sit through Mel homophobe Gibson's "The Patriot". So if you're ever having to catch a bus around Mexico, check to see if "Primero Plus" does your route. Guanajuato is absolutely beautiful. It's a colonial town but has a large university so it also has a young, bohemian feel to it. Lots of quirky cafes, bars and unusual shops. I've even seen some Mexican goths! I read that Hurricane Henriette hammered Acapulco -- good timing we left when we did -- and the storms are making their way inland so that would explain the thunder storms I can hear outside my window as ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato August 27th 2007

Sorry it has taken me a few days to get myself to gether and figure out how to connect to the wireless in mi casa. BUT i'm here and it's been great thus far. i was so nervous about meeting my family I mean hello they speak an entirely different language..but I made it lol. They all claim my spanish is good but i sure was fooled. Yes for those of you who are wondering i have gone out and it is very cool. Very different. We went to a salsa club last night (we being Diana, Gustavo, Me) and SO COOLLL. I have met a few people here and all seem to be nice and all go to the University. My family is great. I have really gotten to know them but especially mi hermana ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato August 23rd 2007

Well i'm here and it's beautiful. The weather is nice..it's cool today thanks to Dean but I can't complain at all. I have met most of the group already and everybody is nice...very differnet and from very differnet places of the US but it should be cool. I don thave much to say YET but believe you me I will after this whole thing gets going. When I arrived it was only 20 min drive from the airport to the Town and then I hate to say it but they just kind of dump you off and tell you were to be the next morning. It was okay because it has given us a chance to talk and see the city just by walking around. I miss everyone but not enough to come home lol I ... read more




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