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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, …
... float. This year is no exception. Congratulations Rodrigo and Lalo!!! Also true to form we came back drenched in flour and confetti. Saw many friends in and at the parade. The parade gets bigger every year as does every other festival in Ajijic. Our little village will be unrecognizable in a 10 years it is growing so fast. Not sure that is a good thing but we PRESS ON!!!! VIVA MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
... father danced with his daughter the bride. Then the same with the grooms parents they took the second round of dancing. Next comes something I had never seen. At each table was a small red heart shaped pin cushion full of straight pins. These pins play an important role in the next part. As friend take turns dancing with the bride and groom the pins are used to pin money onto the clothing of ...
... to buy some bottles, try out the flavoured tequila, or sample some more of the ones we'd just had. It was about 1pm when we got back on the bus and I was a little bit wrecked to say the least. The next stop was the La Cofradia farm, where ...
... expat (by way of San Diego) in her car for the Organic Market at the mall down the road. Good deal overall, homemade and grown by some of the locals so Deb & I took away - portobello quiche - chicken and curry somasa - chicken rice and turkey soup - lemon loaf and a berry tart with some fresh asparagus and cucumbers - All for just over $10.00 Canadian.
Another little issue cropped up ...
How has this b&b rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsOlga Querida Guadalajara
We wanted something central and at a reasonable price. I think we got what we expected. It is a ten to fifteen minute walk to the centre of Guadalajara (University Square) and buses run right past the door for US$ 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.