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Our favourite Mexican song is "GUADALAJARA! GUADALAJARA!
Delta welcomes us aboard at 2:00 pm in MIA and deposits us at 8:30 pm in GDL, and by the time we have passed through immigration and customs and bagged an airport taxi, we don't arrive at our lodgings until nearly 10:00 pm. Not to fear. Lucy, our hostess at the Olga Querida Hostel, …
... these have WIFI. We stayed in the nice shaded area where WIFI was not available but there was just a short walk to the office where picnic tables outside were a great place to surf, check emails and the latest news. This was our third time to visit the park. Once when a friend had his RV there and once we drove out just to check it out months ago. Since that first visit the managers have come a long ...
IF YOU PREFER NOT TO READ about the Lake Chapala weather and our experience here in Mexico, please skip the article and go to the bottom of the page to view our photographs. Just click on the first one then browse through the rest.
First of all, we are SAFE!! The two major storm systems that have caused devastation to some of Mexico have been restricted to the West and East coast, where we are not at. We are several hundred miles ...
... security - women for women and about 12 male police for the "hombre" line. Bill had to get rid of his pocket knife. Oh well, not a good one. The first stop was the wild ride where people got inside giant transparent beach balls and goofed around on water. Then the band area - Leo knew a few people - we were there for a short while and he motioned to come with him. It wasn't ...
... many nice things about it. It is the largest zoo in Mexico with respect to the number and diversity of species of animals that they have - mammals, reptiles, marine life, and especially birds. So, we bought tickets for the trip
at the Lake Chapala Society and looked forward to a nice day.
Our bus left Ajijic at 9 a.m. and arrived at the zoo, which is on the outskirts of Guadalajara, at about 10:15 a.m. It was ...
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We wanted something central and at a reasonable price. I think we got what we expected. It is a ten to fifteen minute walk to the centre of Guadalajara (University Square) and buses run right past the door for US$ 0.50. The metro is three blocks away. The area may seem somewhat dowdy, (we arrived quite late at night when only the bars were open), but it's a typical blue-collar Mexican neighbourhood. We felt it was safe and didn't feel nervous walking about at any time.
The accommodations look really nice on the brochure, but need a slap of paint and some new hangers. The whole place is very clean and though there is nowhere to sit in the bedrooms, there is plenty of common space to pass the time. The breakfast is on the first floor in an attractive dining room/cum sitting room. Plenty of coffee and tea, toast, jam and cereals. We bought some cheese and ham from the OXXO store nearby to supplement the meal. We could have used the full kitchen had we chosen to do so.
What makes this place outstanding is the hostess, Lucy. She was extremely helpful, even bagging a parking space for us right outside the front door one evening while we were out to dinner. She lives there with her family, who are most charming. She's fluent in English, which is a big help. There's free WIFI throughout, and if you haven't brought your computer, there's a lap-top available.
All in all, there may be fancier places to stay. The premises is a trifle run down, but nothing a little paint and TLC won't address. Hopefully the owners will shell out a few pesos to bring the place back to brochure quality. We would probably stay here again.
Room Tip: There's one room facing the street that could be noisy. Ask for an interior room.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.