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Gallery: Dolores Hidalgo

MEXICO | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

The birthplace of Mexican Independence
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Gallery: Guanajuato

MEXICO | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Easter in Guanajuato - another silver mining town of central mexico
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Queretaro

MEXICO | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Views [620]

This weekend I had Monday off for Semana Santa, so idecided to make the most of it and head off on a little trip to Queretaro on my own.  I went early on Sunday morning, dropped my things off at the youth hostel (comically named La Jirafa Roja) and headed ... Read more >


Gallery: Queretaro

MEXICO | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

A couple of days in the very pretty city of Queretaro
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Media Luna

MEXICO | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [1347]

Just a quick note to acompany my photos of Media Luna. I was invited to go to this pine forest/lake by one of my students and his friends.  We just went for the day as it's only about 1 1/2 - 2 hours from San Luis Potosi - in fact it's still in SLP ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Gallery: La Media Luna

MEXICO | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

A daytrip to La Media Luna - on the edge of La Huasteca in SLP state.
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Aguascalientes

MEXICO | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [964]

This weekend we had Monday off work so me and my housemate Sam, decided to go on a trip to Aguascalientes – a city about 3 hours away.   We’d heard mixed reports about it so weren’t quite sure what to expect.   We left on Saturday afternoon ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: Aguascalientes

MEXICO | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Weekend trip to Aguascalientes
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Gallery: Other random xmas pictures

MEXICO | Saturday, 12 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Photos from xmas 2007
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Gallery: San Luis Potosi

MEXICO | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

The town I live in
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Zacatecas

MEXICO | Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | Views [894]

We hadn't really planned to do any other trips over the xmas holidays and were just going to stay in San Luis, but on the recommendations of several of my friends we decided to have an overnight trip to Zacatecas, another mexican silver mining town about ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Zacatecas

MEXICO | Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Another silver mining town, but bigger and more modern than Real de Catorce
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Real de Catorce

MEXICO | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Views [2564]

Finally, after a long day's travelling, we arrived in Real de Catorce.  Or rather on the other side of the Ogarrio tunnel from Real de Catorce.  We had to wait for a bus to take us through the tunnel, which was long, lacking in oxygen and one of the ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Gallery: Real de Catorce

MEXICO | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

An old mexican silver mining town
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Christmas and Matehuala

MEXICO | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Views [9117] | Comments [1]

Well, I did a lot over the xmas holidays, and enjoyed my new camera that Ed brought me from Spain to replace my old one which gave up on taking landscapes to my annoyance...  We visited Matehuala, Real de catorce and Zacatecas and of course spent some ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Matehuala

MEXICO | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

A couple of hours stop-off in Matehuala on the way to Real de Catorce
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San Pedro

MEXICO | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Views [900] | Comments [2]

This weekend we decided to do a day trip to San Pedro, a small silver mining town 20 mins from San Luis Potosi.  No buses go there but we'd been assured it was easy to go by taxi and it wouldn't cost excessive amounts. Unfortunately the taxui driver ... Read more >

Tags: Lost!


Gallery: San Pedro

MEXICO | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Almost a day trip to a silver mining town...
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Gallery: House Moving Day in Mexico

MEXICO | Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Day of the Dead and Santa Maria del Rio

MEXICO | Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | Views [8662] | Comments [2]

My first month in Mexico is completed now.  I've not been working so hard and I'm still waiting for my schedule to truly fill up.  I'm moving house on Saturday, which is something to look forward to except for all the furniture i now have to buy.  The ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


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