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Street Food Guides

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John Collins

John Collins is originally from Boulder Colorado, but moved to Guanajuato Mexico 12 years ago. He studied in the University of Guanajuato and then spent the last 5 years living and traveling in other parts of Mexico and Central America including Puebla, Oaxaca, and Mexico City—three great places for food!

He has worked as a tour guide, translator, and English as a second language teacher. He is able to run the street food tours in his native English or in Spanish. He has now moved back to Guanajuato and is excited to be showing off the city and its cuisine. He is eager to share the knowledge he has obtained with you on our tour of the city and street food.

For questions contact him directly at jncgto (at) gmail.com.

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Ashley Chumley

Ashley was born and raised in Georgia and attended the University of Georgia, where she studied Social Science Education. After teaching in Chattanooga, New York, and Austin, she decided to move further south and soon fell in love with the rich culture of Mexico.

When she is not in the classroom with her ESL students, she bides her time reading, playing volleyball, hanging with her dog, and looking for a good cantina.

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Dante Rodriguez Zavala

Dante Rodriguez Zavala was born in Guanajuato, studied tourism at the University of Guanajuato and Business in Caen, France. He does a little of everything: managing a hostel, tourism consulting, mobile tech, juggling, and of course, great food tours. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Dante is an enthusiastic promoter of his city and he will be pleased to show you all the flavors of the traditional Guanajuato street food spiced with history and fun facts.

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Tim Leffel (Founder)

Tim Leffel has lived in Guanajuato off and on for several years with his family and owns a home here. He has done his best to sample the whole spectrum of street food (apart from a few stomach-churning options that only appeal to locals).

He has been a travel writer for more than two decades. He freelances a bit for magazines, but most of his income is from his own projects, like the webzine Perceptive Travel and his Cheapest Destinations Blog.

He is the author of several books including The World’s Cheapest Destinations (now in its 4th edition) and A Better Life for Half the Price. You can see more about his work at TimLeffel.com. You can also follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Google+, or YouTube.

To submit questions about the tour by e-mail, send to tim (at) timleffel.com.