Av. Corona 171, Centro, Guadalajara, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, 44100, Mexico
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Driving, parking in GDL
Hi. My friends and I are planning to fly into GDL on a Fri morning in June. Plan to get there around 7AM, rent a car, enjoy some local breakfast, check out some local sights and handicraft stores for a couple of hours & then head towards Puerto Vallarta by mid-day so we can get to Puerto Vallarta before it gets dark.
We'd like to know:
- where might be a few good places for food that are kid-friendly and offer vegetarian options
- when do handicraft stores in Tlaquepaque open, any specific streets or stores recommended for a good experience and good deals, I'm particularly interested in silver jewellery
- where is a safe place we can park in GDL while we check out Tlaquepaque
Much thanks for any help.
Re: Driving, parking in GDL
If you really want Tlaquepaque, just head to their downtown and tour around their main placita.
I want to think that stores are mostly open at 10 am.
Just ask no meat for your meals.
For tons and tons of handicraft, Tonala is a better place for it.
Travel Tips for Guadalajara
See the Baranca's. It is...
See the Baranca's. It is absoulutely breathtaking. You are so high that as the hawks fly, they are flying at your eye level. I love talking with the people. Even though I am not fluent in Spanish, they were very patient of me. I work with the deaf, and their sign language is definitely different than American Sign Language
They take their Futbol...
They take their Futbol serious! If you have a chance to take in a game then you will have a blast. Here is a great shot I took from the nosebleed section. The stadium was literally swaying from the crowd. I thought at first I had one to many Sols.
I went to near Chapala,...
I went to near Chapala, Ajijic, and Jocotepec, which boast year round beautiful climate, and rich Mexican culture. Many North Americans who know this not only come to visit, but come and make this area their permanent home. In fact Chapala hosts perhaps the largest community of North Americans (Americans and Canadians), as well as other nationals, than other part in Mexico. Here is a picture of the bus station in Chapala, where I found it relatively easy to travel to and from Guadalajara to the communities which surround Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest lake.
For this trip, I flew from Dallas, Texas to Guadalajara on Air Mexicana about a month after Hurricane Katrina flooded Louisiana and Florida.
The photo shows Teuchitlan, a town located on a fresh water lake, 2 hours by bus from Guadalajara.
Recently excavated in December 1999.
Some details of the excavation:
"Guachimonton is the nickname given to the circular architecture of the Teuchitlan Tradition, the name given to the largest of the circles at this site (as noted by Adela Breton at the turn of the century - Huaerchimonton), and the name given to this site. It is the largest and most complex site with this architecture, and is located in the center of the Tequila valleys, in the very greatest concentration of public and residential architecture in the region. The map really only depicts the central collection of public architecture, but smaller circles and residential architecture are continuously and closely distributed over a large area beyond this. The section shown here sits on the slopes just behind the town of Teuchitlan and the site is sometimes referred to by this name."
Guadalajara is one of the unmissable old colonial capitals of New Spain. However, there is no mistaking the French influence in the architecture and food. We particularly enjoyed the fact that this city, although fairly cosmopolitan, is no tourist mecca. It is authentically Mexican, which also means that people are generally very friendly.
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