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    by Alcond Updated Jun 6, 2009

    Favorite thing: Starbucks is at the Airport, on the ground floor... north end. They are a, "Hot-Spot," everywhere. The trick is you have to join "Prodigy" which costs 10 dollars a month for the service. Other than that it's free, though, so worth it in North and South America. You can gain access, using your laptop, etc., and sign up with your credit card at any Starbucks. You can cancel your account when you are done traveling... I currently live in Kunming, China. The first Starbucks opened in china in 2004 within two years, China had more Starbucks shops than America....

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    More Useful Phone Numbers in and for GDL.

    by SerSol Updated May 5, 2007

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    Favorite thing: EVRY DAY A NEW THING.

    My cel telephone in Guadalajara, say Hi... 044333 1705909
    My Home ph. (33) 36735080

    Consulates in Guadalajara (GDL)
    American: Progreso # 175 Tel. 3825-2700
    Canadian: Hotel Fiesta Americana L-30, Tel. 3616-5642
    Holland: Av. Vallarta # 5500 Tel. 3673-2211
    Germany: Av. Corona # 202 Tel. 3613-9623
    France: Av. Lopez Mateos # 484 Tel. 3616-5516
    Spain: Av. Vallarta # 2185 Tel. 3630-0466
    American Express Travel Services...Agencia de Viajes - Cheques de Viajero, etc. Plaza Los Arcos 1-A ph:3818-2323

    Private Ambulance: 3615-0058 (English Spoken)
    Hospital del Carmen: Emergency Room - ICU
    Tel: 3813-0025 Emergencies: 3813-1224 (24 hrs)
    Dr. Alfonso Villalobos: (Speaks English) - 3826-9955
    Hospital San Javier: 3669-0222 (U.S. Insurance)
    Red Cross: 3613-1550
    English speaking Dentist, they atend us: Dr. Javier Lomely ph. 36164356 /7596 Emergency:cel 044333 3940533. Add.: 2257 Ninos Heroes Av.
    English speaking Oftalmologist. Dr. Pedro Ruiz 3642 8181. Add. Manuel Acuña 2941(Clinic Santa Lucia)

    Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles..... (213) 351-6800
    Mexican Consulate in San Francisco... (415) 392-2897
    Mexican Consulate in San Diego....... (619) 231-0337
    Mexican Consulate in New York........ (212) 689-0456
    Mexican Consulate in Vancouver........ (604) 684-3547
    Jalisco State Tourist Information Office....(33).. 3668-1600

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    Police: 080 (Emergencies, traffic, fire etc)

    Fondest memory: It is best to purchase Pre-Paid cards or dial 01 800 111-SAVE from any phone in Mexico. You can use this number to make credit card calls or collect calls.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Women's Travel
    • Festivals

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    useful Guadalajara -- Map information

    by Ekahau Written May 21, 2006

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    Favorite thing: points of intrest

    1.Templo De San Felipe
    2.Templo De Santa Monica
    3.Templo De La Merced
    4.Templo De San Francisco
    5.Templo De Aranzazu
    6.Iglesia De San Agustin
    7.Iglesia De San Juan De Dios
    8.Satuario De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen
    9.Palacio Municipal
    10.Palacio Legislativo
    11.Palacio De Gobierno
    12.Palacio De Justicia


    Museos

    13.Museo Regional
    14.Museo Del Estado
    15.Inst. Cultural Cabanas


    Plazas Y Jardines

    18.Plaza De La Liberación
    19.Plaza De Armas
    20.Plaza De Los Laureles
    21.Plaza Tapatía
    22.Parque Revolución
    23.Parque Morelos
    24.Jardin De San Francisco
    25.Jardin Aranzazú
    26.Jardín Del Carmen
    27.Paseo Degollado
    28.Rotonda De Los Hombres Ilustres
    29.Plaza De Los Mariachis
    30.Plaza De Universidad


    Teatros

    31. Teatro Degollado

    Monumentos

    16.Catedral
    17.Monumento A La Independencia


    Mercados

    32. Mercado Libert

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    English language newspapers very helpful

    by Ekahau Written May 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: I found the local English language newspaper the Guadalajara Reporter very helpful. What I used to find out information about what was on in town were to get tickets and even one of our tour guides.

    http://www.guadalajarareporter.com/index.cfm

    http://www.guadalajarareporter.com/PerfArtsCalendar.cfm

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    Don´t drink the water...the beer will get jealous

    by cybercutie Written Oct 15, 2004

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    Favorite thing: One thing to remember when you go to the nightclubs in Guadalajara, is that the drinks can be as expensive as they are in Canada or the United States. However, the beer is still cheaper than the hard alcohol, sometimes costing half as much. In one particular upperclass nightclub, for example, a shot of tequila was 70 pesos ($6.50 US), but a bottle of Sol was only 35 pesos. AND be sure when you order hard alcohol, you know what brand you are getting...if not, they will give you the most expensive and your wallet will be emptied before your bladder is...

    Good times...good price
    Related to:
    • Beer Tasting
    • Work Abroad

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    Neck braces...the new "it" accessory

    by cybercutie Written Oct 15, 2004

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    Fondest memory: I swear, one in every ten people here are sporting neck braces. I don´t know if this is because of the fact their driving is so erratic here (I believe I have mentioned the fact that pedestrians are considered roadkill), or the fact that Mexicans have no support in their necks. Either way, I need to get me one of these...I am starting to look unstylish...

    Excuse, me sir...is that a Prada neck brace?

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    Catedral

    by isolanthui Written Jul 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Having taken fifty-seven years to build it was dedicated to the 'Assumption' in 1618. In 1750 its façade was destroyed by an earthquake, which was later rebuilt. An intriguing combination of Baroque, Churrigueresque and neo-classical architectural styles, the cathedral is the focal point of central Guadalajara. The interior is a showcase of 16th to 18th-century Spanish art and includes the famous 17th-century painting by Bartolome Esteban Murillo, 'The Assumption of the Virgin', which hangs in the sacristy.

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    Guadalajara, the 1,2,3

    by mpmex Written Dec 18, 2002

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    Favorite thing: GDL IN ONE DAY

    Have a breakfast at the colorfull Mercado Libertad, then have a sit on the Colunga's funny sculptures and visit Orozco murals in Cabañas Cultural Institut. Walk along Plaza Tapatia, youll find the Jewerly center and the street of hichol handycrafts. Take a picture on the Quetzalcoatl fountain and the three with lions (simbol of Gdl). One block west is the Ministery of Tourism, set on the Inquisition building. Get to Plaza los Fundadores, where Gdl was founded and ask for the free tours into the Degollado Theater. Arround the Plaza de la Liberacion, have a time to the churches and the Regional Museum (it has a Mammut, an antropological exhibition and a barroque painting collection), then the Barroque Government Palace (some other Orozco murals), Plaza de Armas and its romantic kiosk, the Cathedral and the County Palace. lunch in downtown (La Chata, Villa Madrid or Sanborns) and take a bus in Juarez Ave to the University of Guadalajara building, where youll find a Neogothic Expiatorio, a Romantic Rectoria and the modern University building just one behind the other.
    Have a walk to the west along Vallarta Ave to see the mansions of early XX century and the comercial zone of Chapultepec. Take the Par Vial Bus to the Minerva fountain and here you can visit the Orozco House and have a pic from the Arcs (you can climb to the top and have a nice view from here) Finnaly youll have lot of options to dinner here, from typical Abajeño or Bariachi (both with mariachi music and mexican food) to the fancy Centro Magno with international variety.

    Fondest memory: TWO DAYS:
    I recomend you to spend the first day as avobe, and the second day go to Tlaquepaque in the morning, see the inmense variety of crafts. Enjoy mariachi music for free while you drink a beer at 'El Parian'. Visit the Museo de las Artesanias and the Museo del Retiro, where you can see the pieces that have won prices on National Handicraft Contest since 1990.
    For cheaper artsandcrafts go to Tonalá. It has been a ceramic center since 800BC and even after Spanish domination, this place has been a Nations refference for 'Barro' work. It has lot of nice stores where producers directly sell their work.

    THREE DAYS.
    On 1st day, spend the morning on Gdl downtown and afternoon in Tonalá. 2nd go to Zapopan, see the Basilica and the Huichol museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the arcades, have a stroll on the Colomos park (a small forest inside the city) and/or take a taxi to the Minerva zone to see whats descrived avobe. On 3rd, spend the morning in Tlaquepaque and at noon go to the Barranca de Oblatos (see off the beaten path) or visit the museums on your list. ¿have a forth day?, don't loose a trip to Tequila (See page there)

    Caba��as Cultural Institute

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    Wander around downtown

    by ephobius Updated Oct 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: There are many nice walkways in downtown Guadalajara. Stroll by them and take yourself some great pictures. This is a 3-dimension life-size bronze monument of the city Coat of Arms, which has 2 lions standing at a tree.

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    LAZARO CARDENAS AVENUE

    by Puma_Azul Updated Jan 27, 2010

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    Favorite thing: ONE OF OUR MUST BUSY HIGHWAYS, IT TAKES YOU TO THE AIRPORT AND BUS STATION AND GET ACROSS THE CITY ALSO FROM EAST TO WEST.

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    Free tours

    by mpmex Written Dec 18, 2002

    Favorite thing: Free tours are available thanks to the County Tourist office, ask at the Palacio Municipal (they use to have 3 itineraries every morning)

    Cathedral Towers

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