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C. Bower left a comment for Mandy Saffery
"Hi Mandy, Doug and I know several single foreign women who live in Guanajuato full-time. I know there are lots of single foreign women in San Miguel de Allende and in the Lake Chapala (Ajijic, Chapala) area. If you have more questions about…"
Mar 21, 2010
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Mar 21, 2010
C. Bower commented on George Puckett's group Guanajuato
"Hi Mandy, Yes to both questions. Thanks for buying one of our books! We appreciate it! Doug had a new book published last year called, "A Walk Through Mexico's Crown Jewel: A Guanajuato Travelogue," which is a guidebook for…"
Mar 21, 2010
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International Cervantes Festival at Guanajuato, the capital of the state of Guanajuato

October 13, 2010 to November 12, 2010
The 38th annual International Cervantes Festival will last for a month and will include festivities celebrating the Bicentennial of Mexico's independence from Spain as well as the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution.The festival is a celebration of the arts; music, theater, opera, dance, painting, sculpture, cinema and more.This year, the featured countries are Columbia, Argentina and Chile; the featured Mexican states are Querétaro, Chihuahua and Michoacán.See More
Mar 18, 2010
C. Bower commented on George Puckett's group Guanajuato
"One of Guanajuato's newspapers, Correo, had an article announcing the dates for this year's International Cervantes Festival will start on October 13th and last through November 12th. The Mexican state of Michoacán will be featured…"
Mar 18, 2010
C. Bower commented on George Puckett's group Guanajuato
"Hi everyone, I just found out that this year's International Cervantes Festival will last for 26 days (normally, it is 18 or 19 days). It will feature the countries of Columbia, Argentina and Chile and the Mexican states of Querétaro…"
Feb 25, 2010
Carol Billups left a comment for C. Bower
"Wow! We're actually warmer than normal this year, mid-to-high 70's in the day, cool at night. Wonder what this means for our summer???????????"
Jan 15, 2010
C. Bower left a comment for Carol Billups
"Thanks for the birthday wishes! I appreciate them! My husband and I went out to lunch when we had some sun and it was warm enough to walk around outside. Now, we're huddled under blankets with the space heater on....it's cold here! This…"
Jan 14, 2010
Carol Billups left a comment for C. Bower
"¡Feliz Cumpleaños! from Cabo San Lucas, hope you have a great day!"
Jan 14, 2010
C. Bower commented on Carol Billups's group Mexican Phrases
"A slight spelling correction...¡Estoy muy emocionada! Also, one should use "sus" (as in "A sus ordenes") with people with whom you have a business relationship....really with most people. "Tu" is used only with…"
Jan 3, 2010
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Dec 28, 2009
C. Bower commented on Carol Billups's group Mexican Phrases
""Pecho al suelo"..."Get down!" or "Hit the deck!" (literally, "chest to the floor/ground"). Hope none of you hears this!"
Dec 2, 2009
C. Bower commented on Carol Billups's group Mexican Phrases
"For the first couple of years we lived in Mexico, my husband and I were confused when we heard the following: ¡'Pérame tantito! and "Porfa" We later learned these are shorthand forms of ¡Espérame…"
Nov 25, 2009
Laura Loveland left a comment for C. Bower
"P.S. I prefer to communicate directly with you if that is acceptable. Our email address is: pvespo@yahoo.com Let me know if that works for you. Laura"
Oct 22, 2009
Laura Loveland left a comment for C. Bower
"Buenos dias Cindi! I would like to order the ten current rental listings published in The Chopper. If you can send me your PayPal account name (email address) I will post $10.00 to your account. Any comments regarding the different barrios would be…"
Oct 22, 2009
C. Bower left a comment for Laura Loveland
"Hi Laura, I'm glad whatever information you found in your search was helpful. Check out our web site (www.mexican-living-guanajuato.com) for more pertinent information about Guanajuato. Have you found anything to rent yet? If you have…"
Oct 21, 2009

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Do you live in the Mexico, the US or Canada
Mexico
What city and state
Guanajuato, Guanajuato
If in Mexico, how long have you resided there?
Six-plus years
Tell us about yourself, type of business, last employment
My husband and I moved to Guanajuato, the capital of the state of Guanajuato, in 2003. We've both become writers (long-time dreams for both of us) since moving to Mexico and have co-authored two books about living in Mexico. My husband's newest book is a guidebook/travelogue for the city of Guanajuato (I helped him with the research as well as with the editing and proofreading). All the books are available at Amazon.com or through our web site.

Right now, I'm contributing to my husband's blog...mainly with information about foods that were unfamiliar to us when we moved to Mexico, but also some restaurant and hotel reviews from some of our trips. I'm also working on a fiction novel.

I'd be happy to try to answer questions about Guanajuato and the surrounding area. Our web site (www.mexican-living-guanajuato.com) has lots of information as well. My husband updates it frequently.
Do you have any websites for your business or websites you would like to refer someone?
http://www.mexican-living-guanajuato.com
Website Address?
http://guanajuatolivingmexico.blogspot.com
How did you hear about Mexico-My Space?
George Puckett invited me.

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Free or Cheap Things to Do in Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato, Mexico is an important colonial town with much to see and experience. Fortunately for those on a budget, Guanajuato offers many free or cheap things to do to make your vacation fun.



Get a map of Guanajuato from the tourist office and take a walking tour of the historic center. The map indicates museums, churches, plazas, and other places of interest. Be sure to take a look at the grand houses surrounding both the Jardín de la Unión and Plaza de la Paz. These were built by… Continue

Posted on July 12, 2009 at 7:00pm

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At 10:00am on January 15, 2010, Carol Billups said…
Wow! We're actually warmer than normal this year, mid-to-high 70's in the day, cool at night. Wonder what this means for our summer???????????
At 11:18am on January 14, 2010, Carol Billups said…
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! from Cabo San Lucas, hope you have a great day!
At 9:23am on October 22, 2009, Laura Loveland said…
P.S. I prefer to communicate directly with you if that is acceptable. Our email address is: pvespo@yahoo.com

Let me know if that works for you. Laura
At 9:21am on October 22, 2009, Laura Loveland said…
Buenos dias Cindi! I would like to order the ten current rental listings published in The Chopper. If you can send me your PayPal account name (email address) I will post $10.00 to your account. Any comments regarding the different barrios would be greatly appreciated! We plan on being in GTO for a minium of two months and possibly (probably) longer. I am getting concerned since the little I have found on the internet (including Dona Ana's casitas) are already booked starting Dec. 1st. We plan on arriving just before Thanksgiving. We believe in being "on site" before commiting to a rental since we have had some not-so-good experiences trusting internet listings (and their misleading photos, etc.). Muchas, muchas gracias! Laura
At 1:08pm on October 21, 2009, Laura Loveland said…
Hola Cindi! I have spent a rainy day here on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, but it was all worth while because I found your "Survival Guide to GTO" exert while I was surfing rental information for Guanajuato. I wanted to tell you and your husband Doug that I found it completely wonderful! Your take on living in Mexico as an expat and specifically Guanajuato was informative, entertaining, and right on. As my husband and I have spent the last thirteen years living full time in Mexico and other Latin American countries I could completely relate. We are still renters and have yet to "settle down" and buy. We are really looking forward to GTO and I hope we can get together to share experiences and have a good laugh. Saludos, Laura
At 10:37am on October 17, 2009, Laura Loveland said…
Many thanks, Cindi! We have been studying our Mexico maps this morning and plotting our routing (which is always subject to multiple revisions!). I will check out your links. I bet you are gearing up for the Cervantes Festival as we speak. Have a great time. Laura
At 8:32am on October 16, 2009, Laura Loveland said…
Many thanks, Cindi! Looking forward to revisiting GTO very mucho. Laura
At 9:35am on October 15, 2009, Laura Loveland said…
Buenos dias Cindi! My name is Laura and I have just joined the GTO group. My husband and I will be coming to Guanajuato in November and will be looking for an apartment to rent in the city. I have read your previous advice to others and appreciate the links that you have sited. Thank you very much for your suggestions! We were last in GTO two days after 9-11 so we are looking forward to this new visit. Any additional recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Gracias y saludos!
At 4:15pm on October 3, 2009, Victoria Ahmer said…
Hi Cindi
We ended up here pretty much by accident... intended on living by the ocean near Manzanillo or Barra de Navidad, as my husband wanted to do ocean sailing. However we couldn't find a place to live with 4 dogs in tow! He had also driven thru this area and thought it was pretty, and so I got on the yahoo groups and posted for a rental - got 3 offers in less than one day! I guess it was meant to be?!? It is really pretty here, and the weather suits us I think better than the heat by the ocean!
At 9:19am on July 1, 2009, Carol Billups said…
Thanks for the nice comment about our 'girls'. We think they're pretty special, too.
 
 
 

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