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“Gimme Your Guitar” — By Lydian Shipp
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“Gimme Your Guitar” — By Lydian Shipp

I wouldn’t say I’m new to dating/courtship rituals but… well, I’m new to dating/courtship rituals in the “real world.” Since I’m 18 now and working with adults instead of kids, it’s almost like all the “experience” I have from when I was younger is invalid. It’s not, since I’ve thought seriously about every relationship I’ve had from a variety of angles to get as much as I could out of the experience, but ...
Video Update — Our House in Guanajuato Capital
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Video Update — Our House in Guanajuato Capital

In this video we give a tour of our house as it is right now, including the parts that are still being built. Most of our home is still under construction, but we were able to move in about a week ago so we could oversee the work being done and be closer to the centro in Guanajuato. ...
Hey, Blondie! — By Lydian Shipp
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Hey, Blondie! — By Lydian Shipp

"Oye, guerita!" Says the middle-aged man standing next to his truck outside the Mercado, giggling to his boyfriends and working to make eye contact with me as I walk down the street. I shoot him a glare. My best glare. The group of men whistle and hoot in response before rattling off a series of other perversions in Spanish that I can't understand yet, for better or for worse. I've given them what they want ...
UPDATE: Building a House in Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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UPDATE: Building a House in Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

When John and I lived in the United States, we built everything ourselves. As a rule, I did the carpentry and he did the plumbing and the electrical work. When we had to build really heavy things that had to be structurally supportive, we worked together. We had quite a synchrony and both of us were good at working with wood. But here in Mexico, the wood is so hard and so heavy that I could burn through one ...
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: ...
How Our Finances Changed When We Moved out of the United States — By Jennifer Shipp
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How Our Finances Changed When We Moved out of the United States — By Jennifer Shipp

Our family has been traveling for decades, but our home base has always been in the United States. We are, after all, citizens of this country. But the more we traveled, the more we started to understand what “citizenship” means and how the tethers we had to our native country and even our state (Nebraska) was actually hurting us financially. After moving to Mexico “officially” in January 2017, John and I ...
White Horses in Front of the Nuestra Señora Church in Guanajuato, Mexico
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White Horses in Front of the Nuestra Señora Church in Guanajuato, Mexico

Whenever we walk down to the Centro in Guanajuato from our house in Pozuelos, there's always something cool going on. When John and I arrived at the Nuestra Señora church, a group of men dressed up as white horses were dancing along with a host of other characters on stilts.Related Posts:White Horses at the Jardin de la Union in Guanajuato, MexicoSad Dog Begs for Food in the Jardin Union in ...
Making Piñatas at Escuela Falcon in Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery
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Making Piñatas at Escuela Falcon in Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery

In 2013, we spent a month in Guanajuato, Mexico. While we were there, we took Spanish classes at the Escuela Falcon language school. The school hosts a lot of special events and activities outside of classes and while we were there, we signed up to make piñatas.Related Posts:Making Piñatas at Escuela Falcon, Guanajuato Language School -- By Jennifer ShippMuseo de las Momias (Mummy Museum) in ...
Cristo Rey Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery
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Cristo Rey Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Gallery

The Cristo Rey statue in Guanajuato, Mexico is the 2nd largest in the world (with the largest being in Brazil) and is well known by all the locals in the city. It's one of Guanajuato's most popular tourist attractions for both locals and travelers.

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Living in Mexico: Reviewing the Optometrist Experience
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Living in Mexico: Reviewing the Optometrist Experience

In this video, we talk about our experiences visiting "Optica Boston" in Guanajuato. This optometrist is located inside the La Comer grocery store right next to La Marina in Pozuelos, Gunajuato.Related Posts:Guanajuato Tunnel From Pozuelos to the Centro (video)Driving in Mexico: Entering Guanajuato State (video)Holistic Dentist and Cancer Treatment Facility in Tijuana (video)4 Cancer ...
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... ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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