Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Museo Iconografico Del Quijote. There is an entire museum devoted to paintings and art about Don Quixote. Though I am not a huge art fan and have never read Don Quixote, I enjoyed seeing the many different types of art based on the novel by Cervantes. Every October there is an event several weeks long devoted to the work by Miguel de Cervantes as well, with people coming from all over the world. I should read Don Quixote while I am here, but have not come across an English copy. The book is over 900 pages, which I do not plan to read on my iPod's small screen.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Here are a few things I see frequently when I am walking around Guanajuato. Above is La Plaza de Paz.Every day on my way to the language school, I go past Teatro Principal. The orchestra plays here most Friday nights.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
1. There are many things to see...I think over 30 different sites for tourists, which includes a variety of museums, churches, and plazas.
|La Presa de la Olla|
2. As an extension of the university, there is a place called CAADI. It is a type of language school affiliated with the university. For a small cost ($60), I can attend conversation groups for the rest of my time here. There are Spanish groups, mostly focused on conversation, but at times are about reading or culture. There are also groups for other languages, including English, French, German, Chinese and Italian. I have met a lot of new people in the last week from different parts of the world and have a place to practice speaking Spanish. It is open twelve hours a day, five days a week. There are also resources there to use for study.
3. I will have enough books to read. There is a central library that is part of the university with both Spanish and English books which I can read there. There are also Spanish and English books available for checkout from CAADI. Today I went to the English Language Library which has over two thousand English books available for checkout. I brought six books with me, but they will only last through the beginning or middle of April.