Holiday Inn Express Guadalajara Expo
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Travel Blogs from Guadalajara
... Elizabeth’s mum, also called Elizabeth.
First stop: Food. Guadalajara has a few local specialities I was keen to try out. First on the list the Torta Ahogada, which literally translates as Drowned Sandwich. Pretty much a heart attack in a bun, this was seriously impressive stuff, and would make the perfect hangover cure, however for once I was largely off the beer and actually felt super low on energy after the illness i’d had in Puerto ...
... that evening, and that the real fiesta was Sunday, when we would get to see the folklore dancers and see the music bands. Talk about confusion. And I mean ME!!
After dropping off the very nice lady, we parked our beast at our usual secret parking area, about one block over from the bus station, and we walked to the parade/procession route. We were right on time, as the police motorcycle unit was just pulling up to stop traffic. We got to see ...
... an "alarm clock app" for my iPhone and set the clock for 5:30 rise and shine. On schedule we got ourselves out of bed, walked down the "back way" - and with a little prodding, Deb consented to try the "local" bus so that we didn't have to walk to the pickup spot in Ajijic which would normally have been a 20 minute walk. So for 6P each, about $0.48 we got to ride to with the locals.
We arrived an hour early (which ...
... estates (used by the well of Guadalarjarian's) with gates for their cars and entry/exit. Given the monthly wage for the average Ajician is around $400 - $500 you can see why so many of these properties have security or razor wire surrounding the property. As we walked along one the beach once we hit Lake Chapala, we came upon one of the local crazies, he gave us the "look" and loudly announced....."why don't you people stay in your own ...
... The malecon is beautiful but not as big as the one in Chapala. One benefit of the Jocotepec malecon is that we could move the benches into the shade because they weren't fixed in place like the benches in Chapala and Ajijic.
I took so many pictures of sunsets over Lake Chapala that I thought I would post a few (not all) of them. Enjoy
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