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Hotel
Apr 29th, 2009 by David

The hotel is lovely, an ancient building only four stories high.  Rehabbed by the Guadalajaraian government, it boasts beautiful dark wood stairways, doors, furniture and lovely old world paintings.  Several fountains – one just outside our hotel room door, covered with beautiful mosaic tiles. Lush greens, an ancient lamp post and a park bench is welcoming and begs the traveler to site a while and relax.  Looking up, from this park bench, you see beautiful blue skies, fluffy white clouds and find yourself breathing a sigh of relief realizing you made it through the chaotic Guadalajarian traffic and seem to remain among the living.

 

Les

A place of beauty and peace

A place of beauty and peace

 

Day 1 (I know it has taken me a while but bear with me…) Guadalajara
Apr 29th, 2009 by David

This is my first trip to Mexico (naturally there would be a pandemic while I’m here – it makes perfect sense). David checked out everything before we left. He is amazingly organized – I guess that’s what an economics degree from Yale will do for you. I, dear reader was born a blonde (which should explain some of my problems) but did manage to get a degree in psychology (my friend Bev will attest to the fact that it doesn’t help since she travelled to Ireland and England with me and can tell stories about my driving that would curl your toes!). Which led me to my first big mistake – apparently you should let your bank know when you leave the country (who knew – probably everybody). My Visa was declined several times before I noticed a pattern. David handled everything – however I was feeling awful. Hours after our arrival and after many calls to a very patient young lady at the front desk of our hotel, I was able to reach a representative of the bank. He’s parting comment after all was resolved; “Never leave the country without telling us in advance,” is duly noted.

Les

Saturday night is made for breakdancing
Apr 29th, 2009 by David

At night, the streets in Downtown Guadalajara come alive. We stumbled upon this breakdancing exhibition by accident. Click on the picture to view the movie.

Breakdancing on Saturday night

Breakdancing on Saturday night

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