Author: Paul

A frightening image.

(Translated from Spanish) Man: So, are you Cuban or Puerto Rican? Me: Neither. I’m from The United States (note, not Americano, but Estadounidense because all of North and South America are Americans). Man: I thought you were Cuban or Puerto Rican because of the color of your skin. Me: Thinking … and probably because of my killer Spanish skills! Ha! Vanessa and I were in a museum in Guanajuato, Mexico when this conversation took place. This was a nice, elderly…

First Class

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that there were no first class seats on the road to Dolores Hidalgo; however, for a trip to Guanajuato, there most certainly were! We got a couple. The bus was pretty big, luxurious, with plenty of leg room. Oddly enough, this bus didn’t have individual televisions, only one, but headphones were included. We were given a snack for our 1 hour, 15 minute journey – a drink and small roll with some type of sweet…

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Paul: Por favor, dos boletos, primera clase a Dolores Hidalgo. – Please, two tickets, first class, to Dolores Hidalgo. Agent:No se puede comprar un boleto de primera clase a Dolores Hidalgo. Los todos son de segundo clase. – You can’t buy a first class ticket to Dolores Hidalgo. All of them are second class. And so began the trip to DH. When the ticket agent gave me the answer, immediately, I had visions of movies that I’d seen. I imagined…

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I’ve read a number of things about this particular festival, Nuestro Señor de la Columna. that has been coming to San Miguel de Allende (SMA) for slightly over 200 years and I’ll put my own spin on what I saw, but first, what I was told. Ernesto, one of my hosts and a deeply religious man, told me that this festival celebrates the curing of a particular plague, though I’m not sure which one. As the story goes, there was…

Sturdy like that!

Before I left for my trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – I was looking for a good street shooting bag. After ready many reviews, I opted for the Think Tank Retrospective 7 bag. I had considered the Retrospective 5; however, I decided that it might not be big enough to handle two cameras and miscellaneous items that I might find myself carrying both during a day of being a tourist as well as walking during the morning, or…

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I picked the perfect time to arrive in San Miguel de Allende this year. The Jacarandas are in full bloom and the egrets have returned and are nesting in various trees in a particular part of the city. The other day I walked up to La Miradora, a location high about the city where you can see all of SMA. What a site that was, looking out over the city, spots of purple here and there. As a bonus, these…

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