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Cinco de Mayo in Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery
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Cinco de Mayo in Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery

In the weeks prior to Cinco de Mayo, there were more fireworks being set off than usual and then, on the day of the event, the whole city was abuzz with activity. We walked down to the Centro to see what was going on... ...
Cristo Rey, Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery
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Cristo Rey, Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery

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Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato to Bernal and Beyond
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Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato to Bernal and Beyond

In May, 2017, our family took a weekend trip to the Sierra Gorda Reserve in Mexico from where we were living in Guanajuato. In this video, we drive between Guanajuato and Bernal, a popular resort town with lots of hot springs. ...
Grafitti on the Mountain Near Las Pozas
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Grafitti on the Mountain Near Las Pozas

As we drove from Guanajuato to Las Pozas, we saw a lot of advertisements that had been painted onto the sides of the mountains in the Sierra Gorda Reserve in Mexico. Finally, just outside of Las Pozas, on our way back to Jalpan, we got to see some of the graffiti artists at work. ...
Going to the Vegetable Vendor in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Going to the Vegetable Vendor in Guanajuato, Mexico

Lydi's a little over-excited about going out for a little trip to the vegetable vendor, but that's okay. It had been a few days since we'd gotten out of the house. ...
Cristo del Rey Statue in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Cristo del Rey Statue in Guanajuato, Mexico

The Cristo del Rey Statue is the second-largest monument to Jesus in the world and it's located in Guanajuato, Mexico. The biggest one is in Brazil. In this video, after living for several months in Guanajuato, we do a weekend outing to the statue, driving through the mountains to el Cubilete. After we arrive, we go see the statue and the little chapel built underneath it.

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Driving in Mexico: John Has to Pee…
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Driving in Mexico: John Has to Pee…

While driving in Mexico from Guanajuato to Monterrey, John needed to use the facilities. So, we pulled off into the outskirts of Dolores Hidalgo in Guanajuato State to try and find a rest stop. Along the way, we see a cemetery and some construction work.Related Posts:Driving in Mexico: The Outskirts of Dolores Hidalgo (video)Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo (video)Driving in ...
Driving in Mexico: Rubber Chicken Squaks
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Driving in Mexico: Rubber Chicken Squaks

When we were in Guanajuato we bought 40+ rubber chickens from a nice farming family on the outskirts of town. We had intended to go to the Cristo Rey statue, but we ended up buying rubber chickens and spending some time with the family (they were all there, since they evidently all spent time together every Sunday afternoon) on their farm where they grew onions and peppers. On our way back to the United ...
Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: Cinco De Mayo Parade
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Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: Cinco De Mayo Parade

We decided to walk down to Guanajuato's Centro on Cinco de Mayo in 2017. We saw a parade near to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato while we were walking around.Related Posts:Guanajuato Tunnel From Pozuelos to the Centro (video)Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: "Eclipse" Band on Cinco De Mayo (video)Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: Cinco De Mayo in Guanajuato (video)Sad Dog Begs for Food in the ...
Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: Cinco De Mayo in Guanajuato
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Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: Cinco De Mayo in Guanajuato

While in Guanajuato, Mexico on Cinco de Mayo in 2017, we saw some unique festivities happing outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato in the city's Centro.Related Posts:Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: Cinco De Mayo Parade (video)Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: "Eclipse" Band on Cinco De Mayo (video)Guanajuato City Limits to Our Vacation Rental in San Javier (video)Driving in Mexico: Entering ...
Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: “Eclipse” Band on Cinco De Mayo
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Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: “Eclipse” Band on Cinco De Mayo

On Cinco de Mayo in 2017 we were in Guanajuato, Mexico. We decided to walk down to the Centro to check out the festivities. Right outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato a band called Eclipse was playing.Related Posts:Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: Cinco De Mayo in Guanajuato (video)Guanajuato Mexico Tourism: Cinco De Mayo Parade (video)A Catholic Mass in Guanajuato: The Church across ...
Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo
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Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo

On our way to Monterry, Mexico from Guanajuato, we would drive through the city of Dolores Hidalgo. In this video, we're setting out on our drive back to the United States after 8 weeks in Guanajuato, Mexico.Related Posts:Driving in Mexico: The Outskirts of Dolores Hidalgo (video)Pilgrimage Near Guanajuato, Mexico (video)Driving in Mexico: "Free-for-All" Highway (video) ...
Driving in Mexico: The Outskirts of Dolores Hidalgo
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Driving in Mexico: The Outskirts of Dolores Hidalgo

In this video, we take a detour off our route for a bathroom break and we drive through the outskirts of Dolores Hidalgo in Guanajuato state.Related Posts:Driving in Mexico: "Free-for-All" Highway (video)Driving in Mexico: Courteous Truck Drivers (video)Driving in Mexico: Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo (video)Somewhere Near Sonoyta (video)Driving in Mexico: Driving Through Monterrey, ...
Guanajuato Tunnel from Pozuelos to the Centro
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Guanajuato Tunnel from Pozuelos to the Centro

On our first trip to Guanajuato, the tunnels seemed scary and hard to navigate, but now we use them all the time. The tunnel system keeps cars and people moving swiftly through this city of 171,000 people...all without stoplights! Guanajuato is an UNESCO World Heritage Site for a reason! Relatively few tourists from outside of Mexico visit this city, which is one of the things that makes it so much fun to ...
The Guanajuato Tunnels
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The Guanajuato Tunnels

John just can't get enough of the tunnels under the city. They are pretty cool. Cars and buses as well as people move about underground here, which not only shortens the trip from here to there, but also makes for climate controlled exercise. The tunnels can be a little confusing at first, but we're starting to get the hang of them now. The tunnel that connects Pozuelos to the Centro cuts about an hour off ...
A Catholic Mass in Guanajuato: The Church across from the Mercado
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A Catholic Mass in Guanajuato: The Church across from the Mercado

Though most Mexicans are Catholic, there's a lot that's different between American church services and those in Mexico. We stumbled across this Catholic service on a Sunday morning in Guanajuato, Mexico and stood for a while and watched. It was different than the Catholic church services I've seen in the states.Related Posts:Pilgrimage in Mexico: Guanajuato State (video)Pilgrimage in Mexico: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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