Local Lens Photoshoot – San Miguel de Allende

Since Haley & I were in Queretaro, we decided to take on a client for Local Lens in San Miguel de Allende, which is only a 45 min drive. The vacation photoshoot was for Angelica & Adnan, and the photos turned out great!

-Eric

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Winter Escape to Puerto Vallarta

I was lucky enough to escape some of the winter cold of Germany and head to Mexico for Christmas and New YearsĀ to visit my family and friends. I was mostly at home in Queretaro, but we spent a week at our favorite beach, Puerto Vallarta. I just got back to Germany today, and I already miss everyone back home…

-Eric

Chiapas: San Cristobal de las Casas

On my semester break I was able to go back home to spend time with my family. We went on an amazing trip to the southern mexican state of Chiapas.Ā We were only there for 6 days, but we took advantage of everyday we were there. For the first half of the trip we stayed in San Cristobal de las Casas and visited el CaƱon del Sumidero, Chiapa de Corzo, Los Lagos de Montebello, Chamula, and Zinacantan. Here are some pictures from that part of the trip.

-Eric

Vallartazo: the ultimate ATV adventure!

The Vallartazo is an annual event where more than 2000 ATVs go from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta through the mountains throughout the month of September. I went last weekend and my dad was the leader of our group of 18 ATVs. The route is about 400 kms long and takes two full days to make it to Vallarta. It was one crazy adventure!

-Eric

Downtown QuerĆ©taro at night

Last weekend I went with one of my buddies to walk around downtown (along with our tripods) to try and get as many good night shots of the city as we could. We only got to a couple of the spots that were on our list, but we’re gonna try to go again soon!

-Eric

A few more from Vallarta

Here are a couple more that were taken while we were at Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, and Sayulita. We also took an afternoon trip to las islas Marietas, which is an ecological reserve. Back in the day, the Mexican military would use the islands to test many bombings and large explosions. This is why the islands have so many awesome caves and rock formations. It is also home to the famous blue-footed Booby (see picture).

-Eric

Guanajuato – a day trip

A buddy of mine from Texas came to visit me here, so I decided to take him to one of the most beautiful cities in all of Mexico: Guanajuato. I can’t say enough about how amazing this city is. There are so many sites to see like the Juarez Theatre, the university, La Alhondiga, all the tunnels, and of course the Pipila viewing point of the whole city.

-Eric

La PeƱa de Bernal

At anĀ altitude of 2525 meters above sea level and 288 high, the Bernal Peak is considered the third biggest monolith in the world. It is a beautiful little town, and the hike up to the top is really nice. It is only about a 40 min drive from Queretaro, and it is definitely worth visiting. The views from the top are just amazing!

-Eric

A couple weeks in Puerto Vallarta

This past month has been hectic. It’s been a lot of fun, but now I’m looking forward to just chilling at home haha. 2 weeks in Vallarta, 1 week here in Queretaro, and the last week in Oaxaca. Here are a couple of the pictures taken in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta (both in Banderas Bay).

-Eric

The beach and jungle adventures: Puerto Vallarta

After not seeing my family for 3 months, I went to Puerto Vallarta to see them. The most exciting event of the week was our 4wheeler excursion. My dad, equipped with his off road GPS, brought two of our Can-Am ATVs and we went on a 7 hour adventure through the jungle to reach San Sebastian. Its a small mining town that was founded in 1605, and we just stopped to have lunch. After having a chile relleno, enchiladas, and sopes, we started our journey back through the mountains. Half-way back we found a Polaris RZR stuck in a ditch and decided to help them out. We managed to pull it out with the help of both of our ATVs, and then we kept on our way. I can’t thank my dad enough for such an unforgettable ride!

The rest of the week we mostly relaxed on the beach, drank beer and ate a bunch of delicious food! This obviously included eating at our favorite places, Mariscos El Coleguita and La Luna! It was such a great week. Today is my Dad’s Birthday, and I wish I could be there to celebrate it with him, but I’ll see them again in a couple weeks for Jazz Fest!

-Eric

Road trip to Oaxaca!

I have always wanted to visit the southern states of Mexico, so a couple of buddies and I decided to take a week off and drive to Oaxaca. It was amazing. In just a week we managed to visit the cities of Oaxaca, San Jose del Pacifico, Mazunte, Ventanilla, Zipolite, Puerto Escondido, Zicatela, and Puebla. We went from the highest point of the mountain range “Sierra Madre del Sur” (San Jose), to theĀ small beach towns on the PacificĀ coast of Oaxaca. This trip had to be one of the most culinarily rich weeks ever. We tried absolutely everything Oaxaca is famous for: Mole, chocolate, tamales, chapulines (fried crickets), tlayudas, liches, aguachiles, coffee, tasajo, and of course MEZCAL!

-ERG

Los Arcos 2.0

I decided that I could get an even better shot of los arcos at night, so I parked my car a couple blocks away from them and walked along the whole street looking for a good angle. After a couple failed attempts where car headlights would ruin the picture (since the exposure time was about 12 s), I finally managed to time it right without any cars!

-ERG