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Travel Blogs from Guadalajara
What do you picture when you think of Mexico? Mariachis, tequila, big sombreros, the Mexican hat dance, taco stands, rodeos....well, they all come from Guadalajara. Many consider it the cultural capital of Mexico. It's also one of the only places to watch Lucha Libre wrestling tournaments! That's where we were headed today. The rest of the country, it seems, was going to Puerto Vallarta. This was the beginning of Semana Santa (Holy Week), so ...
... de futbol near El Torito
4PM Evento con los Toros, with bull riding and roping, Lienzo Charro, with dance afterwards
7 PM Orchestra, Plaza
8PM Battle of the Flowers (where the newly crowned Fiesta Queen parades through the Plaza as onlookers playfully throw flowers at her - great fun in the tradition of Mock Battles, rather than real ones!)
9 PM Popular Dance at the Plaza ...
... rested), which is the type mainly sold in places in Europe. The third and fourth were aņejo and extra aņejo (aged and extra aged). Aņejo is usually aged for 3-5 years, while extra aņejo is aged for 7-12 years. We could then walk around ...
Today was my day out with the girls, leaving Bob to fend for himself in any activity that he could find. Our day started at 2:00 p.m. with eight of the local expat ladies. We loaded ourselves into two cars and headed off to one of the restaurants on the north side of the Caraterra up into the hills called El Risco in Piedra.
It seemed to be a new restaurant and overlooked the lake complete with a palapa roof. The view was outstanding of Lake Chapala with ...
... kids, cohetes (rockets) and thrown candy made sure the excitement level stayed at frenzied pace. Much anticipated parade watchers started setting up chairs and filling up balconies hours before the procession made its way down our street. I started watching from the second story terrace but could see all the fun was on the street so headed outside for better shots. ...
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