Tag Archives: Guadalajara

Final Preparations for the Posada for the Nestipac Ancianos are Underway

Phyllis, Kathi, and I are preparing for the Christmas posada for the old folks in Nestipac, Jocotepec, Jalisco, which is to take place this upcoming Wednesday, 11 December 2013.  Kathi has done an inordinate amount of work on this since … Continue reading

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Looking for the Wildflowers…and Finding Something More

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kathi and I went around the high hills (or low mountains, depending on your perspective) to the the north of Jocotepec to see if there were any wildflowers showing themselves. It was rather … Continue reading

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Tonala tianguis

Tonala is another one of those Guadalajara “municipalities” that actually sit within the city of Guad itself.  In the United States, large cities have suburbs and exurbs, both of which primarily exist on the outskirts of the city.  But Guad … Continue reading

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Photos…..Admit it, you want to see some!

I  know that one of the things that folks like on blogs are photos.  I haven’t taken any new ones lately  because my camera is not working, but I did realize that I have some that you may not have … Continue reading

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Wait, how long have we been gone?

Monday I accompanied my friend, Phyllis, the owner/operator of Los Dos B&B here in Jocotepec (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g667915-d504475-Reviews-Los_Dos_Bed_and_Breakfast-Jocotepec.html) to a hospital in Guadalajara for a test she needed to take.  Phyllis has been with me many times to the IMSS hospital in … Continue reading

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What Should I Bring with Me?

One of the things that we expats in Mexico (and probably expats anywhere) get asked constantly via web boards is “What should I bring with me and what should I leave behind when I move?”  While expats as individuals have … Continue reading

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Life in Joco: Errand Day

While most of the things I need and/or want can be purchased right here in Joco, sometimes an errand day to Chapala and/or pueblos in between is required (as, occasionally, is one to Guadalajara). Last week, my friend Kathi and … Continue reading

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The Big Search

Since the beginning of 2013, the rules for gringos in Mexico have been changing pretty thick and fast.  Even our local gringo lawyer can’t keep up with them.  When I moved down here in 2008, there were basically four kinds … Continue reading

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Altars, Churches in Mexico

Churches around my part of Mexico (the central highlands) are replete with amazing altars, lighting fixtures, and statuary.  Now when I say “amazing,” I don’t necessarily mean lavish or ornate, although often I do.  Sometimes I just mean that I’m … Continue reading

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Churches in Mexico, part 2

In my previous posting, you saw some of the smaller churches here around Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.  But in larger towns/cities like Guadalajara, there are some huge and ornate churches.  The photo above is of the Templo Expiatorio in Guad. … Continue reading

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