Birthday Boy

Posted on Nov 12, 2017 in Guadalajara | 1 comment

We had a fun little birthday party for DiploBoy at the neighborhood clubhouse, followed by presents and more cupcakes the morning of his actual birthday.

And a couple of more from Day of the Dead, this time at school.

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Hacienda El Carmen

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Guadalajara | 1 comment

Just about another 15 minutes down the highway from Guachimontones is the Hacienda El Carmen Hotel and Spa. We had heard how beautiful the place was, so we had planned to go have lunch there after we finished at Guachimontones. I could have spent all day wandering the property and taking pictures. A return visit for an overnight stay, sans kiddos, is definitely needed.

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Posted on Jul 16, 2017 in Guadalajara | 1 comment

About an hour outside of Guadalajara is the archaeological site of Guachimontones, of the Teuchitlan tradition, which features the only circular pyramids in Mesoamerica.  The society that existed here began perhaps as far back as 300 B.C.  It makes for a perfect day trip, especially when one is looking to keep the kids occupied. It is a fairly small site, nothing like the other Mayan ruins in Mexico, but it makes for a nice break from the city.


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Mango Tasting

Posted on Jun 18, 2017 in Guadalajara | 1 comment

May was peak season for mangoes and there was a tasting at the Consul General’s residence of several of the tasty varieties.  I missed this last year, so I was glad to make it by this go around.



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City Views

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Guadalajara | 0 comments

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.

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