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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... ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Happy Thanksgiving from Somewhere Other Than Home: Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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Happy Thanksgiving from Somewhere Other Than Home: Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

It feels good to know that I could meet you on the street anywhere in the world, with only your backpack and a few choice provisions and we could do something together. We could be a part of something larger than ourselves; perhaps a university, or a small language school, a drum circle, or maybe a dance class. And we’d love or hate each other just as we do At Home.We could pluck ourselves out of the ...
Prophecies: Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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Prophecies: Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

It doesn't really matter, but I am and we all are, like this place with its winding streets and dark corridors. The pulsation of life, loud and raucous with regular strains of peaceful interludes. Tiendas with small buckets of floral flavored honeys hidden behind boxes of pencils and motor vehicle parts. Gutted buildings waiting to be occupied by life and love. Pristine gardens teetering on the brink of a ...
Things to Do in Guanajuato Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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Things to Do in Guanajuato Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

















For the past four weeks, John has been completely inundated with work. While he stayed home, Lydian and I went out to explore the city of Guanajuato on foot. Most of our day was devoted to classes, but during the three hours when we had no scheduled events, we tried to find ...
Saving the World, One Peanut at a Time: Museo de las Momias in Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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Saving the World, One Peanut at a Time: Museo de las Momias in Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

I keep 10 pesos in my pocket for poor people on the street. I don’t give my 10 pesos out to every homeless, shabby-looking person I see, but sometimes, I wish I had the coins in easy access for shriveled up old ladies selling flowers at 8:00 PM at night or little kids selling garlic on the street. I’m working with a Huichol belief that whatever we give to others we give to ourselves. So, my act-of-kindness ...
Finding del Truco — By Jennifer Shipp
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Finding del Truco — By Jennifer Shipp

With 3 hours to kill between Spanish classes at Escuela Falcon, Lydian and I try to find sights to see in Guanajuato. When I say “try” it’s not because there aren’t plenty of sights, museums, and cool activities in Guanajuato. I don’t know if we’d ever run out of things to do here, but finding them is the hard part. Don’t misunderstand me though. I thoroughly enjoy the search and corresponding surprises ...
Haunted Guanajuato: Casa De Las Brujas in Guanajuato, Mexico — By Lydian Shipp
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Haunted Guanajuato: Casa De Las Brujas in Guanajuato, Mexico — By Lydian Shipp

(NOTE: This post was written when I was 13. I edited it in 2017 for grammatical errors and other technical stuff, but maintained the content to preserve my 13-year-old perspective)Yesterday, we visited Casa de las Brujas. It took us about 2 ½ hours to find the place due to the winding streets of Guanajuato. The Casa de las Brujas (the House of the Witches) is a blue Victorian-looking house on Paseo de ...
Navigating Streets Laid out in a Grid System vs. Navigating Streets Laid out Like a Pile a of Yarn — By Jennifer Shipp
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Navigating Streets Laid out in a Grid System vs. Navigating Streets Laid out Like a Pile a of Yarn — By Jennifer Shipp

Yesterday, Lydian and I decided that our afternoon activity between Spanish classes would be to get to Casa de las Brujas, a haunted location in Guanajuato. I had carefully planned our adventure. I had maps, my phone, and plenty of advice about how to get to Paseo de la Presa (the street where Casa de las Brujas is located). I was very concerned about getting hopelessly lost with Lydian, since this has ...
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