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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato August 19th 2008

Gaunajuato is the capital of Guanajuato state. An old and important city in Mexico's history. Diego Rivera was born here; his house is now a small museum. A battle here against the Spanish in 1810 was the first major victory for Hidalgo and the independence movement. When he was captured the following year his head was put on a spit to illustrate the consequences for rebellion. I completely fell in love with this town. Walking throught the streets I had the feeling that this was home, that this is where I am supposed to be. We shall see...... read more
Guanajuato, Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Guanajuato

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato August 19th 2008

Photos from the first 3 weeks here in Guanajuato - Finally! A very small sampling, considering I already have about 350 pictures! To view them, it's easiest to click on the first one, then they will be bigger, and at the top you can click through them. Enjoy!... read more
View from my school
My street
Looking down my street

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato August 18th 2008

Hola! Well I have now been in Guanajuato for 3 weeks - which is just crazy! Time already feels like it is going by very quickly! Last Monday I started my classes. I like them all, and the professors are all really awesome. I have Literature of Latin America, Conversation, and Grammar. I start at 8 and am done by 12 so I really like the schedule. Not too much homework yet, so I really like that as well. We also started salsa dancing classes last week! It is sooooo much fun, even though I'm really not good at all. We have classes, which are free, twice a week. Lots and lots of fun. One time I had a Mexican partner who helps out with the class, and it was pretty awesome having a partner who ... read more
Baby mummy
Mom and World's Smallest Mummy
More mummies...

I think the tallest person I have ever seen was a famous basketball player when I was a kid, who stood 7’7. Well, I have met some people that are even taller. Actually they are puppets. It all started when my partner in Spanish class was telling me how great this group was that was visiting SMA for the Camber Music Festival. They were called Synergy Brass. He said they were a hoot, playing New Orleans style jazz. Even more exciting was that they were going to play in the Jardin and then lead people with their music to a show in Juarez Park. I knew that this was something Dad and I had to see. As the day of the show grew closer, the more people I talked to, the more knew about the parade ... read more
Babes in the Jardin
Dancing in the Park
Dad...Babes...and Me!

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato August 11th 2008

I've had both an a really cool, and a so not cool week this week. Don't get me wrong it was 99.9% awesome, Guanajuato is just fantastic! But there were a couple of bumps along the way this week. Ok, so to keep everyone updated, katherine and I have managed within like three days to find a nice house, close to uni, with great internet access and we'll be living with 2 spaniards and 1 mexican so spanish will definitely be the language of the house so that should be good. The "casa grande" as I've now dubbed it has 6 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, roof for suntanning, wireless internet, a dog (its the owners and will probably vacate soon with him), a backyard, and a garage. In short everything we possibly needed. And get ... read more
"la casa grande" again
My cupboards
My bed

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato August 10th 2008

Hi Everyone! Well for having a whole week to do nothing, I certainly felt like I was busy. I did a lot of sleeping and relaxing, which was amazing. On Thursday we had a welcome party for us semester students / goodbye party for the summer students. There was lots of food and live music for us to dance to. It's definitely different without the summer students here, especially since the two boys in the house are now gone. On Friday I had my first class. This is the class that I will take with Mexican students. It is literature of Spain and Europe. I'm really not too excited about it because reading in Spanish is not one of my favorite activities to say the least. The class is 4 hours long, but this class only ... read more

Something very sad has happened...after over a week of taking a ton of pictures of my dad and I's adventures, my memory card in my digital camera broke! NOOOO! So, well, I don't have a lot of pictures. Dad arrived on August 1st, which is always funny to Ronnie and I as we said no visitors in July and the first opportunity my pops gets, he is here. It is a great joy to have someone from home visiting. Both Ronnie and I were so excited to spend time with him. He has been staying at Casa Luna and we have been lucky enough to attend several breakfasts there. We have been so busy everyday showing him the ropes, our town, many markets and el centro. Dad keeps saying it is not what he expected, but ... read more
A Sweet Burro
Fresh Basil and Mint from the Garden
One of the Dogs Eating a Tortilla

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato July 31st 2008

Hey Everyone, This week has been pretty busy with orientation, which we´ve had everyday at 9:30 until about 1:30. We usually have an activity in the afternoon as well. Last night we went to Cristo Rey, which is an enormous monument and statue of Jesus. It was very high up in the mountains - it took almost an hour and a half to get up there on bus. The road was very windy and rocky. But the view from the top was amazing. I absolutely love the mountains here - they are so beautiful! The weather here has been really nice. I don´t know the exact temperatures because I´m still not used to watching the weather report and hearing degrees celcius. But in the morning it´s fairly cool and I usually have to wear a light ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato July 29th 2008

July 30, 2008 . . . I managed to procure a ticket to San Miguel Allende I made it! I bought a ticket - using Spanish. I slept most of the way here, but did manage to take in a little bit of the countryside, lakes and cacti and all. When I arrived at the bus station, I was convinced I could avoid having to take another taxi, and indeed, I managed to find the place I wanted to on my own. Pasadas de las Monjas. . . a former monastery - it's beautiful- tiled shower, cross over the bed and a wonderful terrace. I walked to the main square after checking in and got lost in the excitement. Luckily, I came across this great bazaar. More bargaining! July 29, 2008 . . . I hit ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato July 28th 2008

Hola everyone! I have made it safely to Mexico and things are going well so far! I am a little homesick, but I just need to get used to things here. Guanajuato is a beautiful city - it´s surrounded by mountains. Hopefully I´ll be able to post some pictures soon. I haven´t done a whole lot yet, as we just had orientation today. We are taking a tour of the city tonight, which hopefully will help because I have never been anywhere more confusing! The roads are so random and just turn every which way. I had my first experience on a bus today, and that was definitely interesting. I thought for sure we were going to crash because the driver went so fast, but it was all okay. There´s an underground road system here which ... read more

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