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April 2017

Pilgrimage in Mexico: Guanajuato State
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Pilgrimage in Mexico: Guanajuato State

This pilgrimage near Guanajuato, Mexico took place on January 30th, 2017. Maybe it's the kind of thing that's ongoing. Honestly, I'm not sure. The Cristo Rey statue is located on a mountain overlooking the city of Guanajuato and these pilgrims may have been making their way to the Jesus statue. The statue of Christ in Guanajuato is second in size only to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil (one of the ...
Jardín Union in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Jardín Union in Guanajuato, Mexico

The Jardin Union in the center of Guanajuato city is a hub of activity all day every day. Often, there are live bands playing and people dancing. Those who aren't dancing sit outside and eat at restaurants or browse the art on display. The Teatro Juarez is at the edge of the Jardin and there are always performances going on there. We arrived there via the tunnel system that goes under the city.Related ...
Pilgrimage in Mexico: A Glimpse of a Guy with a Cross on His Back
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Pilgrimage in Mexico: A Glimpse of a Guy with a Cross on His Back

On the day we arrived in Guanajuato (January 30th), there was a big pilgrimage taking place just outside the city. In this video, Lydi catches a glimpse of a guy with a cross on his back. Where are all the people going? As far as I can tell (from the information I've gathered so far), they were trekking to the Cristo Rey statue on the outskirts of town. Mount Cristo Rey is special because it's site of the ...
Garfield in Tijuana
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Garfield in Tijuana

Traveling with our two cats through the U.S. and Mexico proved much easier than we'd anticipated. They happily endured 10 to 12 hours of car travel to spend each night in a new vacation rental exploring under the beds. Will they make it with us all the way to the tip of South America? I don't know, but after this trip, it seems possible! Babylonia would cry until we gave her an all-natural sleepy treat each ...
Guanajuato City Limits to Our Vacation Rental in San Javier
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Guanajuato City Limits to Our Vacation Rental in San Javier

The streets in Guanajuato aren't laid out in a grid. Rather, they were built according to the way the water flowed down the mountains through the city. I'm still trying to understand how the city works...there isn't a single stop light here (in a city with 171,000 inhabitants), but traffic isn't really a big problem except in the city center where the streets are narrow and there are tons of pedestrians all ...
Garfield in Mazatlan: The Joys of Pet Friendly Accommodation
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Garfield in Mazatlan: The Joys of Pet Friendly Accommodation

Pet travel to Mexico ended up being a lot easier than we'd anticipated. Here, Garfield stands mesmerized at a screen door in our Mazatlan vacation rental that looks out onto an enclosed patio that's full of possibilities...and cockroaches. Upon entering Mexico in Tijuana, the cats sat quietly in their airline pet carriers in the car and waited for us. We asked about importing them at the SAT building when ...
Driving in Mexico: Entering Guanajuato State
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Driving in Mexico: Entering Guanajuato State

In January, 2017, we took off in our Prius with our two cats to drive from Nebraska to Tijuana and onward to the city of Guanajuato. The whole drive took 6 days, averaging about 10 hours of driving per day (including stops). Overall, the drive was pleasant, not too stressful at all, and scenic. There were plenty of rest areas to stop at along the way for people who are worried about that sort of thing ...
Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato State Part I
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Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato State Part I

Wanna drive from Tijuana to Mexico City? You can do it! We drove from Tijuana to Guanajuato (about 3 to 4 hours north of Mexico City) in January 2017. It was a long drive, but it was uneventful and easy except for a few large pot holes. As of the time of this posting, we've never driven the highways between Mexico City and Guanajuato City, but we have taken the Primera Plus bus line and the ride was smooth ...
On the Road: Tijuana to Mexico City
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On the Road: Tijuana to Mexico City

The roads are smooth and well-maintained just outside of Tijuana and the cities are modern. Overall, the entire trip from Tijuana to Guanajuato was easy and uneventful.Related Posts:Notes on Driving in Mexico: Tijuana to HermosilloNotes on Driving in Mexico: Hermosillo to MazatlanNotes on Driving in Mexico: Mazatlan to Guanajuato, MexicoDriving in Mexico: Is it really ...
Sad Dog Begs for Food in the Jardin Union in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Sad Dog Begs for Food in the Jardin Union in Guanajuato, Mexico

The Jardin Union is a fun place to sit and just watch people, animals...whatever. As Lydi and I sat eating some tortillas and rice between Spanish classes, this dog came up and started begging. Before that, we'd been feeding birds.Related Posts:Jardín Union In Guanajuato, MexicoGuanajuato Tunnel From Pozuelos to the Centro (video)Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: "Eclipse" Band on Cinco De Mayo ...
Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato State – Part II
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Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato State – Part II

Driving in the state of Guanajuato is a lot like driving in the United States. The toll roads were more expensive in this part of Mexico than they had been between Tijuana and Mazatlan, so be sure to pull out enough cash to get where you need to go. Our final destination was the city of Guanajuato, a friendly city right in the middle of Mexico that's utterly intoxicating and addictive...Related ...
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