Guadalajara, Jaslisco, Mexico

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January 29th 2010
Published: March 29th 2010
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We moved into our apartment at 1118 Juan Manuel on Friday the 29th. It's in Colonia Americana which is a great location within walking distance to Mercado Centenario, grocery stores, lavanderia, an organic bakery that sells home made veggie burgers and excellent Neveria's. and we're close to the bus stop. Our apartment is old and seems to have been abandoned for awhile but we are making the best of it. The guy we are renting it from, Jose, whom we found on Craigslist isn't the best landlord but he gave us some of his furniture so our apt is 1/3 furnished.
Guadalajara has been an interesting last stop for us in Mexico. One of the best things about it (that we noticed right away) was the outness and openness of so many lesbians that we saw on the street. We have seen more queer women (or who we assumed to be queer women) here than anywhere else in Mexico. We also got a chance to visit the newly opened first lesbian bar, D'Planet. The owner hugged us all when we walked in and brought us tacos for dinner. I have never had that kind of a welcome before! We were pleased that our last stop on the trip was a place where we always felt comfortable holding hands on the street. I look back at many places we've been and often we didn't feel that level of comfort.
A highlight of our Guadalajara stay is when our friends from NYC, Katrina and Elizabeth visited us for a week. The downside to our last month was when I ended up in the hospital in Puerto Vallarta from a stomach infection. But all in all, we have had a fantastic last month on our trip and are nowhere near ready to go home....i can't even begin to think about it...

Also, the street art section has been updated... check it out here.... Street Art

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Dr Caligari cafeDr Caligari cafe
Dr Caligari cafe

this is our neighborhood cafe, coffee shop and bar. we love it and have spent hours here working on the travel blog, drinking coffee, and eating huevos rancheros.
marranitos in the panaderiamarranitos in the panaderia
marranitos in the panaderia

these delicious little ginger bread piggies are everywhere. tages and i used to drive all over minneapolis looking for them and they were usually hard to find but in mexico, we could eat them every day if we wanted to.
Rotunda de los Jaliscienses IlustresRotunda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres
Rotunda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres

statues of important Jalisco figures
typical scene in guadalajaratypical scene in guadalajara
typical scene in guadalajara

we hadn't seen horse and carriages since europe, we were surprised to find them in mexico!
Catedral MetropolitanaCatedral Metropolitana
Catedral Metropolitana

in Plaza de la Liberacion
Museo de las Artes PopularesMuseo de las Artes Populares
Museo de las Artes Populares

cute little mariachis
Museo de las Artes PopularesMuseo de las Artes Populares
Museo de las Artes Populares

our favorite type of molcajete that looks like a little pig. tages makes her guacamole in one of these.
Museo de las Artes PopularesMuseo de las Artes Populares
Museo de las Artes Populares

mariachis are an important tradition in the state of Jalisco
hot sauce galorehot sauce galore
hot sauce galore

i think i was starting to panic about leaving mexico so i began buying a ton of hot sauce.

26th April 2010

Hot Sauce!
Oh man... hot sauce. I LOVE hot sauce! I still can't believe you didn't buy that dinosaur mask. ;)
19th January 2011
dr caligari cafe

hi there, I too love this spot. My friend is about to embark on a Mexi adventure and I'd love to send her here to say hello to 'Redman'. Could you give me the actual street address? Thanks so much Scottish Andy

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