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Museo Casa Diego Rivera

February 25th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Art | Mexico | The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)
Rivera's Grandma Looks Like Kenny Powers

There is a placard about 400 feet as the crow flies from our house in Guanajuato that reads, “Diego Rivera pintor magnifico nacio en esta casa el 8 de diciembre de 1886″ (which in English means Diego Rivera, magnificent painter, was born in this house on the 8th of December of 1886). Diego Rivera! Not … Read more

Museo Iconográfico del Quijote

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Art | Mexico | The Places We've Been - (2 Comments)
Quijote Painting

Even as we entered el Museo Iconográfico del Quijote, we didn’t really know what to expect. Quijote, Don Quijote that is, is a fictional character interacting with the world we live in through only the pages of a book. Then again, though neither of us have read of his escapades nor knew the extent of … Read more

Universidad de Guanajuato

February 19th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | The Places We've Been - (2 Comments)
I Love College

The cityscape of Guanajuato is undeniably captivating. With the centro located in the bottom of a bowl whose walls are made of mountains, the rest of town seems to climb the surrounding hills, coloring the basin with brightly colored homes and colonial architecture without quite spilling over the top. The most evident and prevalent of … Read more

Callejón del Beso

Mexican folklore tells a tragic story of two lovers in Guanajuato drawn closer to one another and then ultimately to their demise from their balconies across a callejón. Callejóns (ka-yay-hones) are a manner of connecting places in the city and walking them is often the primary method of transportation as very few roads passable by … Read more


February 13th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | The Places We've Been - (2 Comments)
Casa Sauza

When most Americans hear the word tequila, their minds are catapulted to a shot they probably shouldn’t have taken, their mouths water for a lime, and the Champs rock out in the background as Benny the Jet Rodriguez and his naive comrades make a mad, chew in place, dash for the tilt-a-whirl. Tequila is a … Read more

New Map of Our Route through the Americas

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in About | How To | The Places We've Been - (6 Comments)
Our Route through the Americas

We are ecstatic about our new route map! Through, we have created a dynamic visual that allows both us and our followers to look back at where we’ve been and the route we took to get there including pictures, descriptions, links, and even a video-esque rendering of the journey. Please take a second to … Read more

Baja Ferries

February 10th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | The Places We've Been - (22 Comments)
Ferry Landing

To get from Baja Sur to mainland Mexico without driving nearly all the way to the states and then through the northern part of the country, one must take a ferry. Though we read that other freight companies will accept passengers, the main option, and the one that we chose, is operated by Baja Ferries. … Read more

Playa Santispak and Bioluminescence

February 9th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Lodging | Mexico | The Places We've Been - (2 Comments)

After a long, exhausting journey back up the peninsula to fix our mistake and then south again with that mission accomplished, we decided it was time to unplug and slow down for a night. During our first drive along Highway 1 on our way to San Juanico in December, we had passed a couple of … Read more

San Juanico Photos

February 6th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | Slideshow Pictures | The Places We've Been - (2 Comments)
Van on Beach

San Juanico was a beautiful place to retreat, to center, to relax. We were wooed by miles and miles of wide, empty beaches and the forced disconnection of powerless afternoons. Below is a slideshow of our favorite photos from the month.

Mexican Tourist Cards – A Lesson Learned

January 31st, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | Speedbumps - (6 Comments)
Cacti in Baja

You remember our small oversight at the border? Well it bit us in the ass yesterday. Let me tell you all about it. The morning began in the dark in part due to the fact that it was 5am when we woke up, but also because San Juanico was powerless again, so we made due with … Read more