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#251 Bj1

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 08:19 PM

When I thought about escaping hurricane Willa, I decided to come to Tlaquepaque (East Guadalajara).  I'm coming in December on a tour, and thought I could get away from the hurricane and get my bearings before the trip.  Here are some shots from today!

 

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Almost all the cities in México have these signs now.  They're festive!  Mazatlán has two sets, I think it was battling government officials!

 

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Statue of people storming the shopping area!!!

 

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There are at least three blocks of shops.  Thursdays and Sundays things go crazy.

 

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Many monuments along the streets - a lot by the same artist featured on the malecón in Puerto Vallarta.

 

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I like the shots of columns and arches.

 

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Marionette anyone?

 

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One of the shops on the street.

 

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You can find these dolls everywhere in México.

 

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The public market is here as well.  Downstairs are a ton of inexpensive restaurants.

 

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This is the spot I ate lunch at.  Hmmm.  I wonder why?  Too bad, too sad - his girlfriend came up halfway through my lunch and they made google eyes at each other.  I cried inside.

 

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Lunch was the three tacos de barbacoa and refresco combination.  Tacos were deep fried for some reason, but still tasty!

 

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Vendors upstairs were selling groceries.

 

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There's a Rodo Padilla (http://www.rodopadilla.com/) gallery!  These are on either side of the entry.

 

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$305 usd.  I almost bought it.  If it's still there in December I may give in to temptation.

 

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More than $305 usd.  If it was two guys, I'd definitely get it.  This was my favorite piece.

 

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This is a large piece they had hanging on one wall.  Fun, fun, fun!

 

Ok.  That concludes the 'I'm in Tlaquepaque, where can I do fun shopping and find a cheap spot for lunch' tour!

 

Hurricane is making landfall now.  Mazatlán is getting rain, but power is still on and when I check my security cameras, things look pretty calm.  I saw a video of a spot a little South of Mazatlán, and things were VERY different.  Glad I came here though!


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 08:38 PM

When I thought about escaping hurricane Willa, I decided to come to Tlaquepaque (East Guadalajara).  I'm coming in December on a tour, and thought I could get away from the hurricane and get my bearings before the trip.  Here are some shots from today!

 

Ok.  That concludes the 'I'm in Tlaquepaque, where can I do fun shopping and find a cheap spot for lunch' tour!

 

Hurricane is making landfall now.  Mazatlán is getting rain, but power is still on and when I check my security cameras, things look pretty calm.  I saw a video of a spot a little South of Mazatlán, and things were VERY different.  Glad I came here though!

My favorite Mexican restaurant here is The Tlaquepaque. :love3: This place is beautiful and so are your snaps (AND the lunch meat)! :rofl:


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 09:14 PM

My favorite Mexican restaurant here is The Tlaquepaque. :love3: This place is beautiful and so are your snaps (AND the lunch meat)! :rofl:

 

Thanks :)  Dessert was fun to look at, but I want to see what his gay uncle looks like (everyone has one - or IS one!)  :)


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 10:04 PM

Took a tour to Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque.  Just a few shots from today:

 

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Murals by José Clemente Orozco.

 

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One of the plazas in Guadalajara

 

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My guide said 91% of Guadalajara is Catholic.  One of two main cathedrals.

 

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Rotonda of Illustrious Jaliscienses

 

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More art by Sergio Bustamante, the sculptor who does the funky stuff also in Puerto Vallarta.  There's a whole gallery full of fun stuff, but they don't allow photos.  https://www.coleccio...php?language=en

 

And ... I survived the tour without buying anything.  But decided I needed to go back to the area for dinner.  I'm now schlepping my well-bubble-wrapped 'Danza Del Venado' back to Mazatlán on the bus tomorrow!  I'm happy, my wallet is not.


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Posted 25 October 2018 - 10:31 PM

Sr. Danza Del Venado made it to Mazatlán in one piece!  I am now breathing again :)


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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:05 PM

Sr. Danza Del Venado made it to Mazatlán in one piece!  I am now breathing again :)

I didn't see him! Anything glorious like this one? :love3:

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 08:55 AM

Beautiful vibrant pics. :thumbs up:


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:05 PM

Beautiful day in Mazatlán today.  Low/Mid 80's.  Nice breeze.  Tasty ceviche and a michelada con clamato y Pacifico midway on my little (LONG) walk.
 
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Went to my favorite beach on Friday.  If you get there between 9:00 and 9:30 there are virtually no other tourists there.  I do a nice walk, then on the way back stop at my favorite place (Lety's).  The sand on Friday was full of something that looked exactly like gold glitter!  I'm sure it was mica, or maybe even ground shell - but it made the beach shimmer as the water washed over it.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:59 AM

Whew!  Got home last night from a 4 day tour to Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Tequila, and Tonalá!  Then spent today (still before midnight, today) moving the photos and doing a tiny bit of editing.  Wrote a little review of my excursion here:

 

 


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:10 AM

I think I'm toured out!  I'd already done a tour to the little town of El Quelite several years ago, but there's a restaurant that has really good lengua - so when the tour guide for Guadalajara said he was doing an El Quelite tour, I said yes.  Birthday lunch of lengua is not to be missed :)

 

 


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