Mad about Futbol
Mexico as with many other countries is crazy about football ( or soccer as we call it in the U.S. )
Guadalajara has two teams, Atlas and Chivas. When I arrived into Guadalajara on Wednesday all of the bars and restaurants had banners advertising that they were showing Friday night's match between the two.
On match night all the bars and restaurants were packed. Those who couldn't get in, me included, would stand outside and watch the game on the Television through the window. It was quite a scene.
By the way Atlas won 1-0 on a second half goal, or in the words of Andres Cantor, gooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!
art+books+local folk+organic+home made =great
This cafe is open all day long, it´s such a nice place, located at one of the most trendy and quit neighborhoods. A 70´s house converted into a cozzy, colorful and unique restaurant, featuring local crafs, art, jewerly,books, organic food and very polite and sympathic . Food is excellent, breakfast have the best french toast I ever tried, great amount, good prices, great menu. fresh juice made everyday along with jelly and other condiments and sauces french toast ,,, yum
Drive Under a Big, Yellow Arch
If you enjoy sitting on benches and sending mail (see my infamous Mexico City tips), you'll LOVE driving under a big, yellow arch! Los Arcos del Tercer Milenio are huge yellow arches that cross the road where Mariano Otero and Lazaro Cardenas meet (west of the city center). These huge yellow arches were constructed in 2001 and designed by architect Enrique Carbajal González (working under the pseudonym of Sebastian). They consist of more than 1000 tonnes of metal and have a surface area of 17,000 square meters. They truly are a sight to see, so if you happen to be out on the west side of the city, ask your taxi driver to drive past Los Arcos del Tercer Milenio on your way home.
More of Guadalajara
Lake Champala is the largest lake in Mexico and the third largest lake in Latin America. It is a basic fountain of resources for the development of the towns along its shores. Watching the sunset was most memorable.
On this particular occasion we traveled by guide to Alacran island, which was a 30 minute boat ride away. When we reached the isand, we enjoyed native fruit drinks.
"Acalde, Hidalgo, Independencia and Liceo"
A circular monument comprised of seventeen columsn, that contain urns where the remains of celebrated Jaliscans lay at rest.. A series of statues guard the site. This was the starting point of the tour of he city.
"The Arches Monument"
An architectural treasure of the city, erected in 1942, in a neoclassic style. The upper section is a supurb viewing spot for adventurous tourists.
In the middle of the plaza , is a charming art nouveau style Francophile gazebo that dates back to 1909. A very good place to sit on an inviting bench and enjoy the sights.