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Travel Blogs from Tonala
Today we travelled to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Guadalupe is now located within Mexico City limits as the city of 20+ million has spread since 1531 when Our Lady appeared to a peasant farmer, Juan Diego (John James) here, leaving her image on his cloak. Seb had hired a huge bus to transport us all there (48) so we really felt like a group of pilgrims! The site has 3 churches. The first one began to sink, so they built a ...
... Type A personality. I was the
competitive guy that used to take on many different projects and would get
stressed out with details, making sure that each one of those projects would
get done, and get done on time. Not only would I have high expectations for
myself, I would also expect anyone close to me to be the same way.
I used to not like to wait for things, and I especially
hated not knowing what I would be doing ...
... and cloth hats. The women were dressed in pretty much the same style matching sets, but with more extravagant hats. If you don't believe me, look art the photos. This same style can be seen anywhere around any Ajijic street during this time of year.
I am not making fun, it is just that I had expected to see a bunch of Mexicans in the stands, doing Mexican things and speaking Spanish while drinking ...
... they assure us this is no problem. I watched one local buy two kilo's of some fairly large shrimp and the total cost was about 150P or about $12.00 - can't beat than NOB.
From the market we found a local TELCEL place where we met Sandra (spoke good English so this is very important) and she hooked us up with a recharged cell phone so that we have this for taxi's or emergencies. She told me that she could break open my iPhone for about $30.00 so that I ...
... spring break, celebration period centered around families and Easter so many shops are closed and many restaurants usually open a few days a week are open every day until May 2nd. Thousands of vacationers from Guadalajara take vacation around Lake Chapala in the many villages and resorts so the next couple of weeks should be interesting.
We'll keep you ...