Panoramic of Guanajuato collonial buildings home of the Festival Cervantino

How to Survive Your First Cervantino

During the month of October, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Guanajuato hosts its annual Festival Cervantino, an internationally recognized performing arts festival (it’s the 4th largest of its kind in the world). El Cervantino is named after the famed Spanish writer, Miguel de Cervantes (who wrote Don Quixote), and dates back to the early 20th century when college students would perform his plays in … Continue reading How to Survive Your First Cervantino

Street vendor tricycle filled with flowers

Month #3 in Mexico City – Finally Settling In

I really feel like we have finally settled into life in La Condesa and along with that has come a sense of natural rhythm and normalcy here in Mexico City. My stress level has gone down considerably as I have adjusted to the new pace of life. It’s the little things, like knowing where to find certain food products, the best grocery stores to go … Continue reading Month #3 in Mexico City – Finally Settling In

Dom in front of Palacio de Bellas Artes CDMX

First Month of Madness in Mexico City

As for an update on life in general, Ray is still “saving the world” selling solar with SolarCity. I think he and his team are finding that getting into the hearts and minds of the Mexican people is a little bit more difficult than originally expected. It seems as though, most mexicanos prefer a house visit rather than a phone call, where they can spend … Continue reading First Month of Madness in Mexico City

Open passport with stamps

El Camino de Santiago: La Peregrina

Religiously speaking El Camino de Santiago, in English “The Way of Saint James,” is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of Jesus’s apostle Saint James the Elder lie. The Camino has existed as a Christian pilgrimage for well over 1,000 years, and there is evidence of a pre-Christian route as well. Throughout … Continue reading El Camino de Santiago: La Peregrina

Cadiz and Jerez: Flamenco Hunting

Cadiz – view from above After weekend after weekend of studying Spanish and seeing the sights in Madrid, I decided it was time for a little bit of adventure. So, I walked down to the train station and bought a ticket to Cadiz, Andalusia, booked a hostel and waited for the weekend to arrive. Friday I had my backpack strapped on and I arrived 15 minutes … Continue reading Cadiz and Jerez: Flamenco Hunting