Having finished my month of Intensive Spanish, I packed my stuff and decided to start my Mexican adventure with as a first stop Guadalajara.
The bus was even better than my previous short excursion, the seat was even more comfortable, the LCD screen was great, you can even plug your own earphones and there is free wi fi on the bus. Compared to other Latin American transport, this is truly luxury.
4 hours later I arrived in Guadalajara, it’s a huge city of 4 million people. Second biggest of the country.
It takes a while to cross this huge city from one side to the other, I would recommend anyone to stay close to the center or the street named Chapultepec, where most of the bars, restaurants and clubs are.
The city center is worth a walk by to see the main interests.
As well, the nicely preserved “Tlatepaque” neighbourhood allows you to do some artesania shopping.
One day I had the chance to meet a local Mexican friend who took me to her university, that was a cool afternoon, the university was really relaxing, very green surroundings, and well the weather is very nice most of the year so you can study outside most of the time and have a nap on the grass. I wish I could be a student again
There even was an art exposition outside…look closer to see what this is.
By night, the center offers some really cool venues for salsa dancing with every time a live band, amongst them :
- El Callejon de los rumberos
- Mambo Cafe
and at last the great Bodeguita del Medio where you can have a proper Mojito from Cuba, as well as a good choice of cuban cigar.
A big thank you to Annie, Mariana and Liliana who took the time to show me places and made my stay in Guadalajara very interesting.