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Baby Animals on a Bus
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Baby Animals on a Bus

Lydian and I talk about how baby animals on public buses could increase the value of the ride. There's nothing better than watching a baby animal be bottle fed by an adorable little boy on our way downtown. Jace is sitting the background, trying to decide where to get off the bus to go Embajadoras to his Spanish class at the Adelita Spanish Language School.Related Posts:Jace Walks to the Bus Stop in ...
Baby Puppy Being Bottle Fed on a Public Bus in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Baby Puppy Being Bottle Fed on a Public Bus in Guanajuato, Mexico

In this video, a little boy and his mother feed a baby puppy on a public bus that Jace took from Marfil to Embajadoras in Guanajuato, Mexico.Related Posts:Jace Walks to the Bus Stop in Marfil, Near Guanajuato, MexicoJace Crosses the Street to the Bus Stop in Marfil, Near Guanajuato, MexicoJace Gets on the Public Bus in Guanajuato, MexicoSomething About Medical Bills: Jace on a Public Bus ...
Baby Puppy Gets Bottle Fed on a Public Bus in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Baby Puppy Gets Bottle Fed on a Public Bus in Guanajuato, Mexico

The intracity buses in Guanajuato, Mexico are similar to intracity buses in other parts of the world. I almost always enjoy riding the buses more than driving around in a car because I see things that I'd otherwise miss like this baby puppy being bottle fed by an adorable little boy.Related Posts:Jace Walks to the Bus Stop in Marfil, Near Guanajuato, MexicoJace Crosses the Street to the Bus Stop ...
Something About Medical Bills: Jace on a Public Bus in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Something About Medical Bills: Jace on a Public Bus in Guanajuato, Mexico

Anything could happen on a public bus in a country like Mexico where most people regularly use the bus system. The experience is almost always interesting and entertaining and this bus ride was no exception. In this clip, a man in the background is begging for money for his brother who has medical issues.Related Posts:Jace Walks to the Bus Stop in Marfil, Near Guanajuato, MexicoJace Crosses the ...
Jace Gets on the Public Bus in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Jace Gets on the Public Bus in Guanajuato, Mexico

A lot of Americans don't really understand public transportation because they don't have to use it in a culture that's predominantly based on car transportation. The bus is always an interesting experience in Mexico and in lots of other countries as well because both young and old use the bus! It's an opportunity to interact with locals and see people's lives as they go by outside the window. This bus trip ...
Jace Crosses the Street to the Bus Stop in Marfil, Near Guanajuato, Mexico
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Jace Crosses the Street to the Bus Stop in Marfil, Near Guanajuato, Mexico

The bus stop is across the street, an important fact since the buses going the other way would take Jace out of the city instead of down to Guanajuato centro. Over the few days since he got here, Jace has already figured out some essentials about getting around using public transportation. Buses in Guanajuato go all over the city, but most of them end up in the centro at some point. Learning which buses go ...
Jace Walks to the Bus Stop in Marfil, Near Guanajuato, Mexico
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Jace Walks to the Bus Stop in Marfil, Near Guanajuato, Mexico

In this video, Jace walks toward the bus stop near our house in Marfil, a small community near Guanajuato. He has to take the public buses downtown to his Spanish classes each day for the first 3 weeks of his stay. It sound easy enough except that Guanajuato's streets aren't laid out in a grid system. There are extensive tunnel networks across the city and the surface streets are laid out like a pile of ...
Lydian, John, and Jace on a Callejoneada in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Lydian, John, and Jace on a Callejoneada in Guanajuato, Mexico

One of Lydian's biggest challenges on a callejoneada is NOT tripping and falling while playing her guitar and singing. The cobblestone streets add an extra challenge to her performance!In this video, I get a quick shot of John and Jace as we make our way behind Lydian's estudiantina group through the back alleys of Guanajuato.Related Posts:Lydian and the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato, Mexico: ...
De Colores: Callejoneadas en Guanajuato Parte II
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De Colores: Callejoneadas en Guanajuato Parte II

In this video, the audience begins moving toward the alleys of Guanajuato while the estudiantina group continues singing De Colores.Related Posts:Lydian and the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo GalleryLydian Performs with the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato, MexicoLydian Performs with the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato: Part IILydian, John, and Jace on a Callejoneada ...
Lydian and the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery
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Lydian and the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery

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Lydian Gets Ready to Perform for the First Time with the Estudiantinas in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Lydian Gets Ready to Perform for the First Time with the Estudiantinas in Guanajuato, Mexico

Lydian performed with the estudiantina in Guanajuato for the first time on Christmas Eve. She didn't have her costume yet, but the professor told her to wear something black and elegant. She was supposed to sing a solo, but the callejoneada didn't go quite as planned and there was never time for her to do her solo. It was on this first callejoneada that Lydian learned that she'd have to learn everything as ...
Lydian Performs in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Lydian Performs in Guanajuato, Mexico

Like most Americans, Jace had no idea what a callejoneada was until he went on one in Guanajuato, Mexico. In this video, Lydian is performing with the estudiantina group on the callejoneada as Jace watches.Related Posts:

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De Colores: Callejoneadas en Guanajuato Capital

De Colores is a popular song for the estudiantina groups performing in the centro in Guanajuato, Mexico. This song means it's time to start meandering through the small, twisted back alleys of this popular tourist city in Mexico.

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Casting Spells of Protection Against Black Marketing Magic — By Jennifer Shipp
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Casting Spells of Protection Against Black Marketing Magic — By Jennifer Shipp

After we moved to Mexico last year, it took a while to get settled. One month after our arrival here, with only a few small bags of things, we moved into a furnished house. We lived there for about 8 months. Then, we moved again, this time into an unfurnished house. We furnished it slowly and on a budget (and in Spanish) because around the same time, we bought property to renovate into two houses, one for ...
Traditional Mexican Songs on Guitar: Lydian Learns a New Song from the Profe Part III
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Traditional Mexican Songs on Guitar: Lydian Learns a New Song from the Profe Part III

In this video, the Profe (pronounced Pro-fay--short for "professor") shows Lydian another traditional Mexican song for her to play with the estudiantina group in Guanajuato, Mexico.Related Posts:Traditional Mexican Songs on Guitar: Lydian Learns a New Song from the Profe Part IITraditional Mexican Songs on Guitar: Lydian Learns New Music with the Profe Part ILydian and the Estudiantina Group ...
Jace, John, and Lydian: Callejoneada in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Jace, John, and Lydian: Callejoneada in Guanajuato, Mexico

In the back alleys of Guanajuato near the centro, there are estudiantina groups taking tourists on callejoneadas: back-alley tours of the city. But the callejoneadas are more than just a tour, they're a theater/music experience. In this video, Lydian's estudiantina group split the men from the women for a special part of the show and the audience sings Cielito Lindo. ...
Traditional Mexican Songs on Guitar: Lydian Learns a New Song from the Profe Part II
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Traditional Mexican Songs on Guitar: Lydian Learns a New Song from the Profe Part II

In this video the "Profe" (pronounced "Pro-fay", which is short for "professor") teaches Lydian a new song to play with the estudiantina group in Guanajuato.Related Posts:Lydian and the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo GalleryLydian Performs with the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato, MexicoLydian Performs with the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato: Part IIDe Colores: ...
Traditional Mexican Songs on Guitar: Lydian Learns New Music with the Profe Part I
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Traditional Mexican Songs on Guitar: Lydian Learns New Music with the Profe Part I

Learning the new songs for the estudiantina set list isn't easy. The Profe doesn't speak any English and when he teaches Lydian new songs, he talks with her about the key using a different system that goes off of "do, re, mi, fa, so, etc.". On top of the that the strumming patterns are different for playing Mexican guitar. This lesson took place in a bar off Callejon del Beso in Guanajuato.Related ...
Jace Dances for the Camera During Callejoneada in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Jace Dances for the Camera During Callejoneada in Guanajuato, Mexico

On his second day here, Jace took a tour of the city of Guanajuato following a group called the estudiantinas. Lydian plays with this group as a professional musician. Mexicans definitely know how to party and on much of the callejoneada, they were dancing or singing so Jace went ahead and danced for the camera too...Related Posts:Lydian and the Estudiantina Group in Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo ...
AirBnB Inside Out — By Jennifer Shipp
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AirBnB Inside Out — By Jennifer Shipp

John, Lydian, and I have been staying in AirBnB’s since 2011. We consider ourselves to be experts on the AirBnB experience because we’ve looked through the lens into many properties all across the world to choose dwelling spaces to live in for months at a time in nearly 30 different countries. But in addition to our global experience shopping for, choosing, and then sometimes regretting or being grateful ...
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