Recently, we finally decided to get on the Global Entry train. We were able to apply and handle the in-person portion here in Guadalajara, thanks to the American Chamber of Commerce providing some space. We had to go to an office building in the Providencia section of town and we were able to enjoy some nice views from the 17th floor.
Over the Presidents’ Day weekend, we traveled with two other families to La Paz, on the Baja peninsula, about two hours north of Cabo. Cheap flights on Volaris make this a great alternative as La Paz is the less touristy and less expensive option to Cabo.
We weren’t all able to stay in same place, so we were in a development just outside of the city that had it’s own beach/country club as well as a marina. The other families were in a development across the harbor. Our first full day the weather turned strangely wet and windy for that time of year, but we were able to get in a little beach time before we had to head inside.
When we found out that DiploMom’s third tour was also going to be in Guadalajara, we decided that we needed to buy another car, so the days of being a one-car household would come to an end. We arranged to buy a car from an Australian diplomat that was departing Mexico City, so at the end of January, we flew over to pick up the car to drive back to Guadalajara.
We had one night in Mexico City, so after arriving on a Saturday morning, we crammed in a full day of sightseeing, starting in the historic center of the city, known as the Zocalo, home to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace and the Aztec ruins of the Templo Mayor.