Month: November 2012

Making yourself at home

This week we are in Mexico City, and we were extremely fortunate enough to find a CouchSurfing host who is A) dog-friendly (he has five!), B) has a parking spot for our van, C) offered to host us for the…

Street photos from Mexico

As some of you know, I like to take photos in the street. I’m posting a photo a day in my photoblog, Water Molotov, but I figured I’d put a little gallery of the photos I’ve made in México so…

Full circle in GTO

I never wrote anything about Guanajuato, which I found to be a perfectly lovely town, which we entered via a network of underground tunnels, some of which used to be rivers. We camped for a few nights in one of…

Pop-up parade

Juan and I have had some great luck with timing this past week. In addition to the Balloon Festival and the Lucha Libre fight, we happened to spend a night in Dolores Hidalgo on November 20, better known here as…

Three timelapses with balloons

This is pretty much the whole first day of the balloon festival. I put my little Pentax compact on top of a sign and set it to take a photo every ten seconds: The following day, I made these two…

BEST WEEK EVER

This was a week of many firsts. I went to my first hot-air balloon festival! We got here mostly by chance. We hadn’t planned to go to Léon, but Juan had a camera issue that we thought we could repair…

Blessings

Walking one early morning around Guanajuato, we run into this scene. This couple had made an appointment to have the priest bless their new car. He was very thorough, sprinkling holy water over the car, inside the interior, in the…

Insta-van

I haven’t been using Instagram as much since I don’t have phone service and have been carrying Juan’s little Lumix everywhere. But sometimes I reach for my iPhone, and here are some of my favorites from two months on the…