The city of Guanajuato (gwon-a-HWAH-toh) is the capital of the state of Guanajuato. It’s a 4.5 hour/$27 bus ride from Mexico City, or a 30 minute/$22 cab ride from Leon International Airport. It has a population of about 72,000 people and is considered a university town. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a … More A Travel Guide to Guanajuato
We were in Mexico City at the beginning of our trip and found ourselves back here for a few days on our way between Puerto Escondido and San Miguel de Allende. We intentionally timed our return to the city to coincide with Friday night Lucha Libre. You can see our last Lucha Libre bloggery here. … More Lucha Libre – Part 2!
Many people know that I have an irrational fear of sharks (thanks to watching Shark Week at my grandmother’s house as a kid) that sometimes prevents me from enjoying water activities. While David and other friends have gone surfing and I’ve tagged along, I’ve never actually tried it myself – until now! Puerto Escondido is … More Hangin’ Ten in Puerto Escondido
Hello there! Here’s an update for all our friends and family following along on our journey about where we are and what we’ve been doing. We’re still in Mexico. See below for more specifics. We left the Yucatan Peninsula (see last update) and ended up spending 15 nights in the city of Oaxaca (wuh-hah-kah), which … More Donde Estamos?
We are loving our time in the city of Oaxaca (wuh-HAH-kah), in a state by the same name. We’re down in the southwestern part of Mexico – the state borders the Pacific but we’re not near the ocean (yet!). Yesterday we went the famous petrified waterfalls of Hierve El Agua. This name literally translates to … More Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca
Our first full day in Valladolid (pronounced “vye-a-doh-leed”), was one of our busiest, and funnest days. First, we visited Casa de Los Venados, which is an 18,000 sq ft redone house museum in the historical center that is owned by an eccentric older couple from Chicago. Outside of being a gorgeous home architecturally, it houses … More A Busy Day in Valladolid
We’ve been a little lazy in the blogging department – sometimes it’s hard to write when there are so many things to do! When we have down time because we’re tired or it’s too hot to do anything else, we’ve found ourselves more likely to be reading a book, going swimming, or just laying around … More Where Are We & What’re We Doing?
Delicious tacos and ruins from past societies? Monkeys and exotic birds? Idyllic beaches, volcanos, and speaking in a foreign language 24/7? UNESCO sites up the wazoo? Delicious, inexpensive, fresh food for days? Yes, yes please. That is all to say that we’ve decided to go on another long trip! We took the fact that Jenny didn’t … More Up Next: Mexico & Costa Rica!
Today is my one year anniversary of leaving full-time permanent employment with the city to “take some time off”. I can’t believe that a year has already gone by. As I strolled down Revere Beach yesterday and realized it had been a full year to the day, I started to reflect on what I’ve done … More A Reflection on My “Year Off”
During our travels, we each made a concerted effort to take at least one video every day. Below you will find a video from each of us that contains one-ish seconds of video footage from almost every day. Enjoy!