Greek cousine at it´s best
When traveling around my city, you´ll get all source of food availability, but I also think that in case you get tired of mexican seasoning or flavor , there is always a great variety of world food, my old time favorite is Aggios Agggelos, decoration is very old fashioned, family style, wine selection is ok and they have a nice outdoor patio with white-blue squared tablecloths and great view of Los arcos de Zapopan, as stands right next to it...great food and great service.. Lamb Gyros, greek salad, home potatoes, baklavas, and Moussaka
Fuente de la Minerva
This Fountain, it's one of the most know fountains in Guadalajara, people living in GDL are very proud of it, Im not sure why! Fuente de la Minerva(Minerva fountain) is a monumental scupture of the goddess Minerva. At her feet you can read "Justicia, Sabiduria y Fortaleza, custodian esta leal ciudad"
City of the Hat Dance and Wonderful Old Plazas
"City Founded by Spanish Colonists"
Accordingn to Wikipedia, the city is named after the Spanish city of Guadalajara, whose name originates from the Arabic "wadii al-Hajara", which may mean "river of stones", "valley of stones", or "valley of the fortress". The original town of Guadalajara was founded on January 5, 1532 by Crístobal de Oñate, who had been commissioned by Nuño de Guzmán. It consisted of 42 inhabitants settled on the Mesa del Cerro, near the border with Nochistlán in the province of Teúl, known today as San Juan. The name Guadalajara was taken from the birthplace of Nuño de Guzmán in Spain. Today, Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city, at just under 2 million inhabitants, as well as its second largest metropolitan area, at about 5 million. Unlike Mexico City, one of the world's largest metropolitan cities, Guadalajara’s youthful population, low unemployment and large number of recent foreign investment deals are good indicators that it has a bright future. Guadalajara and nearby Lake Chiapala are home to one of the largest populations of expatriate and retired Americans.
"We visited for just two days..."
During winter break, we took the train from Mexicali, on the US-Mexico border all the way to Guadalajara. This trip was some 54 hours, six hours longer than scheduled, and not long after our trip, the train system was discontinued. That too bad, it was a great adventure train ride that came at a bargin price. The plan was to wander the streets of Guadalajara's great central plaza area and do some shopping, and then catch a bus for Puerto Vallarta. The plan was a great success. Guadalajara is a truely great city to appreciate, but we did not see all that it had to offer.
"Puerto Vallarta is only 6 hours by Bus, and"
the Tequila Valley even closer. We took that six hour ride in the first-class bus to Puerto Vallarta and passed through the world's center of Tequila production along the way. Later, I had more than my fill of Tequila while listening to Mariachi music in Puerto Vallarta, but the better bands are found in Guadalajara. This trip was quite unique for my wife and I because we shepherded two Russian foreign exchange students who would otherwise have spent winter break at the university dorms back in California. This trip was a thrill for them, providing a glimpse into the rustic lifestyle for which Northern Mexico is famous.