Category Archives: Guadalajara

Mexican Roundabouts

Mexican Roundabouts

If Chicago is known as the city of wind, and Auckland as the city of sails, then Guadalajara could easily be known as the city of roundabouts. And speed bumps – but trust me, these are nowhere near as interesting as the roundabouts. Don’t understand a roundabout in Mexico. It is even possible that IContinue Reading

Mexico in Murals

Mexico in Murals

Mexico is a funny place. If you study our history you’ll soon learn that the country was unified under an ideology called Mestizaje. According to Mestizaje, people from indigenous, European and African backgrounds could be thrown into a melting pot, given a good stir, and then rebranded as a new, ‘civilised’ and unified Mexican race.Continue Reading

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

Top 5 hangover cures

Top 5 hangover cures

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] We’ve all been there, at least once. We drink a little too much and the next day we feel horrible; headache, nausea, bad stomach, etc. Here in Guadalajara we have come up with our very own hangover cures and remedies to make us feel better – and they truly help. And theContinue 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

One, two, three

One, two, three

[bilingual article: English – Español] Restaurants in Guadalajara come in every shape, size, colour and flavour. Visiting the city’s “Zona Rosa”, or “Pink Zone”, a strip of trendy restaurants and bars in Chapultapec, has become a habit for us locals.  But can I share with you a secret? Not all of the best places areContinue Reading

In the mood for tacos

In the mood for tacos

[bilingual article: English – Español] I know that tacos are such a Mexican cliché, but the truth is, we do eat them and we eat them a lot. I’m not going to tell you the right way to eat tacos, or where the best tacos are, or even if you should eat them in softContinue 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

Sundays, family and revolution

Sundays, family and revolution

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] If you ever find yourself in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on a Sunday afternoon, you might notice there are a lot of families about. Restaurants are full with them, parks are bustling with kids running around and even a few main arteries of the city are closed for the morning, transforming into the “ViaContinue Reading

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