Author Archives: Adrián G. de la Peña

LAS CHIVAS  – IN BIRRIA! Football and food in San Juan de Dios Market

LAS CHIVAS – IN BIRRIA! Football and food in San Juan de Dios Market

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] “We invite all the Latinos of the world not just the ones from here!” That’s how you are received when you walk into the smokey birria restaurant at the Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara, Mexico, otherwise known as San Juan de Dios.  “Try this side dish, complements of ‘el Chicharito’!” (el Chicarito, whichContinue Reading

The Sayula lagoon: Jalisco’s desert

The Sayula lagoon: Jalisco’s desert

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] We sometimes think that certain things are associated with certain places or environments. For example, snow is found in Alaska, Canada and the USA, crystal clear waters and beaches in the Mayan Riviera, and the desert in Las Vegas. But if you take a moment to simply look around and explore yourContinue Reading

Mexico Brewing

Mexico Brewing

[bilingual article: English + Español] I’ve heard people say that Mexico is fast becoming a craft beer destination. In my opinion, this assertion is not far from reality. My girlfriend Montse and I love exploring Guadalajara and discovering new bars and restaurants. What we’re really looking for, though, is good craft beer. I’ll tell you aboutContinue Reading

Terror in Tlalpujahua

Terror in Tlalpujahua

[bilingual article: English – Español] I am a Mexican filmmaker, and one of my favourite genres is horror. I love well-crafted horror and gore films – not just because of the blood and guts, but because of the creativity. The most impressive and respectable films in this genre are all about the hands-on craft thatContinue Reading

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