Wednesday, December 20, 2017

LA CRUZ, MEXICO

Christmas time in the La Cruz area. A letter to Santa from 4 year old Uziel, an orphan who's name I picked to buy a present. A group of 5 year olds who performed "Rudolf" from a school in Punta de Mita. We raced our boat in the Banderas Bay Blast to raise money for school supplies. The fishing fleet in Banderas Bay & Appleseeds on the hard in Marina Vallarta.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

BEAUTIFUL GUANAJUATO, MEXICO




Guanajuato was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988. It is a charming colonial city once known for it's mining in particular, gold & silver. It is also the home to the University of Guanajuato, which has 20,000 students. There are many theaters, museums, art galleries, fine arts shops - a city very much known for it's culture. Peter & I felt like we were back in Spain

CATHEDRALS & BASILICAS


Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato; Temple de San Diego & Church of Hidaldo

MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING IN GUANAUATO


Instead of the usual museum tours, Peter & I  opted for a guided tour through the mountainous country side with Antonio & his daughter, Susana who run the Cacoaxtile Tours. We were taken up over 2,000 meters & rode down through remote country into the mining lands & semi-deserted pueblos. Saw another whole side of Guanajuato - one that not many tourists get to see.  Was pretty pooped by the end of the day, but it was all worth it!

STREET SCENES


Teatro Juarez; Le Jardin de La Union; Cervantes Statue

MORE STREET SCENES IN GUANAUATO






IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC & THE DANCING!!




The music is every where here in Guanajuato. We're having  a beer in the square & there's 3 different mariachi bands playing in 3 restaurants all one right next to the other. The cacaphony of music was muy loco! The more noise,the better is the ongoing  theme here.