Blogs from Colonia Rinconada San Francisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, North America


Sorry pics will have to be uploaded once i get back to the city... i cant seem to put any up at the hostels Day 1- The city is full of old colonial buildings and a whole lot of churches. I apent the day walking around the various landmark buildings and museums in the central city (the buildings were more impressive then the museums). At night, there is a strong smeell of yeast/hops, so i got out my scientific calculater punched in some numbers 5318008, turned the calculator upside down and came to the conclusion that yep there must be a few brewries around here... smells good. Day 2- Today i caught the bus to Tequila.. thats right there is a town called Tequila. Interesting enough, its where tequila is made. Word on the street is, ... read more

Hola, We have returned from Guadalajara with some wonderful memories of a beautiful countryside and good people met along the way. The purpose of this trip was to move our daughter, Annie, down to Guadalajara to join her husband, Chad, who is enrolled in a medical internship there. Annie will be teaching 3rd grade in a private school there. Thus, the loaded pick-up truck and 30 hrs of driving (one way) in two days with three adults in the front seat was actually fun but exhausting :) Chad did take us around to see the sights the first day we were there, but the rest of the time we spent helping Annie get her new home cleaned and set up. I did attempt to post a blog at a very swanky Starbucks but had muy technical ... read more
"Great Wall" of Mexico
Swine Flu on Wheels

It was a very long night as we waited to board our flight in Tijuana. The plane was scheduled to depart at 12:55AM. The gate (or sala) as it is called there was starting to get crowded as we continued to wait the several hours. As the time got closer, they made some announcement that I could not understand and everyone started to line up. I had thought that we would board based on groups or seating but we got into line like a herd of cows, monkey see monkey do seems to work in any country. As we finally got up to the front of the line, all the attendant did was check off the number on our ticket and we all milled around waiting once again. Don't ask me the purpose of this because ... read more
Some New Friends
Carved Table with Calla Lilies
Sun setting over Guadalajara

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