Mexican Independence Day, Guanajuato style September 16th 2011 Tomorrow, September 16th is officially Independence Day in Mexico; however, you got to start early!
Let me give the background story, Nanci style. In 1810, a priest named Miguel Hidalgo was unhappy with colonial Mexican society; in particular, how it was determined by skin color, parentage and birthplace. At the top of the tree were the Spanish-born colonists, followed by criollos (most of whom ... read more
North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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We quit our jobs in California and left for Mexico in July of 2011. We had no idea our travels would turn in to so much more! Originally, we decided to try travelling for six months and if it did not work out, we'd go home. We found that by staying in cities for a longer time, say one month, gave us the opportunity to not only experience the neighborhood, but to learn the histories of places we visit and experience the rhythm of local life.
We lived in four cities in Mexico in seven m... full info