Blogs from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, North America


North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara September 19th 2022

Books are a culture’s memory blanket. Not only do they entertain and delight, they also carry fingerprints of the past and roadmaps for the future. So, the value a reader derives from those written words is indeterminable. UNESCO’s World Book Capital program acknowledges the role of books in the development of a culture, a city, and a country. Every year, a World Book Capital is chosen to encourage the culture of reading. There is no financial prize with this title, but the World Book Capital receives massive recognition. Readers should take a note of the city that gets crowned because all through the year, the winner organizes activities to promote reading and books. The nomination process demands that cities map out the activities and their plans for the year (including how they will secure funding), so ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara November 30th 2021

Guadalajara was the first time I had worked remotely in another country, which resulted in its own set of problems. Things I take for granted like phones, credit cards, and online deliveries suddenly became a problem. I will need to figure out how to set up a dual sim card for future travel, so I can still have people contact me from home while using a local provider for data. I had all kinds of problems with my credit/debit cards, either not working because of PINs, not being able to use them online, or not being accepted everywhere. Finally, Amazon in Mexico has nothing to be worried about with IKEA. I ordered a desk through IKEA, but the whole delivery process was a complete disaster. I ended up ordering a new one through Amazon, which went ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara July 12th 2019

Teuchitlan is the tiny pueblo that is the home of Guachimontones (, an important archaeological site in the Mexican state of Jalisco, near Guadalajara. Click for url=,-103.8515682,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x84260dc27af7e84f:0x78f4a7f5526a5a9e!8m2!3d20.6954172!4d-103.8363279?hl=en&authuser=0MAP. You may have seen my posts about the url= Well, this is where they originated. There are a bunch of photos, so check them all out. Click on the links and read. Interesting things to know: If you ar... read more
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North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara December 19th 2016

Hello again, now from Mexico! I survived the last week of finishing the thesis. Make it short, it did not work out as planned. It was chaotic, stressful and way too much time waiting for the final corrections, not able to do anything. Everyone else who has written a thesis probably knows the situation when the deadline is coming closer and the professor wants to change everything a day before. Anyway, at 12 pm I sent it to Germany. It was just in time, that Julia could print it and hand it in. It is done! Thank you Julia for saving me and this project in the last minute. Santa Teresa – wild and free. At the 16th of November I met Eva, Peter and Bettina in Santa Teresa. On the bus I talked to Lina, ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara December 13th 2016

The Vida Sana Institute in Guadalajara is not for the faint of heart. My husband and I spent a week there experiencing the Completo package. We walked on freezing cold grass barefoot before the dawn, we were slathered in cold mud and onion water, we were electrocuted, steamed, hosed down with cold water, and magnetized, we were poked, prodded and probed, and drank an array of concoctions all in the name of good health and paid for the privilege. Not to mention that everything was in Spanish and very few of the employees spoke English, but they liked learning it from us. A few comic misunderstandings entertained both us and the staff. The drive from Ajijic took us through the familiar mountains and into the compounding traffic of the big city of Guadalajara and Tonala. When ... read more

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara November 15th 2016

Zaterdag zijn we naar de Rio caliente gegaan. Dar betekent hete rivier en dat is dezelfde als waar de spa's in Ajijic hun water vandaan halen. Alleen omdat ik nu een lokale gids had konden we wel een plek vinden waar je op een normale manier het water in kon. En dat water was heerlijk warm. De hele week was het weer al slecht en ook vandaag regende het weer een beetje. Maar daardoor was het warme water nog lekkerder en wilden we er helemaal niet meer uit komen. Toen we onszelf toch uit het warme water gehesen hadden stond er een verjaardag op de planning. Ik ben echter al helemaal ingeburgerd en dus waren we weer een uur later dan de bedoeling was. Gelukkig misten we niet zo veel want het was in een Duits ... read more

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara November 10th 2016

Eenmaal aangekomen in Guadalajara is het eerste wat opvalt dat het een hele mooie stad is. Er is veel groen en de sfeer is erg gemoedelijk. De lanen met bomen met oranje bloesem langszij geven de stad een verfrissende sfeer na de betonnen steden die ik hiervoor bezocht heb. De eerste dag kwam ik rond 1 aan in mijn hostel, maar na al het reizen was ik zo moe dat ik die dag niets anders meer heb gedaan dan uitrusten in een hangmat en heerlijke Taco's eten bij Tomate. In die tent kreeg je een bord met een mix van verschillende vleessoorten en een hoop schaaltjes met sauzen. De Taco's kreeg je er apart bij zodat je zelf je Taco's kon maken met iedere keer wat anders. Dat was zo lekker dat ik er de volgende ... read more

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara December 22nd 2015

Vein pyykit pesulaan. Päivämatkan kohde oli Tlaquepaque. Syötiin isot vohvelit. Jukka löysi ostettavaa. Juotiin agavesta tehtyä olutta. Mennen tullen taksilla. Palatessa piti neuvoa kuljettajalle reittiä. Täällähän ei ole autoissa navigaattoreita.... read more

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara December 21st 2015

Jukka vei pyykkinsa pesulaan. Mentiin sinne yhdessa. Kaveltiin yhdessa keskustaan ja kaytiin kahvilla. Jatkoin yksin. Hyppasin makrobussiin, jolla on siis oma kaista. Ajoin silla ensin etelaan pain. Kun siella ei ollut mitaan savahdyttavaa paikkaa, niin ajoin linjan toiseen suuntaan. Pohjoisella paatepysakilla oli nakoalapaikka - Mirador. Katselin maisemia ja kavin juomassa vesipullon nakoalaravintolassa. Palasin hotellille. Kaytiin sitten yhdessa syomassa ravintolassa, joka oli erikoistunut vuohiruokaa, ja vuohtahan sita piti syoda.... read more

North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Guadalajara September 29th 2015

Made to Guadalajara late at night got off the bus and there is a taxi waiting for me. I expected to see tall building like New York City the tallest building was a American Hotel I think it was a Hilton Hotel about 20 floors most of the build were 8 to 10 floors. Couldn't see much at night a lot of traffic every one going home from work big factories on my way to hotel. The name of my hotel is Hotel Portobelo didn't expect such a nice hotel walked in and my they had my reservation they gave me my key card and went to my room. It is a nice room big bed and very comfortable, took a shower and there was plenty of hot water and a lot of pressure. I went ... read more

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