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Quirky Mexican Food…

Quirky Mexican Food…

You have a membership to Costco, right?  Well…lucky us…we have a Costco (several actually) in Guadalajara, too! Just as in the US, the front has a little eatery place with picnic table seating and some basic eats to enjoy after you spend waaaay too much shopping for things you don’t really need. But the graphics on the Mexican signs are a bit different. For example, below you see a picture...

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The Abastos…

The Abastos…

I didn’t take any photos that do this justice… But the place to shop for groceries in Guadalajara is at the Abastos. It is not easy to navigate, as it is block after block after block of specialty vendors. For example, you will pass a whole block or two that specializes in fresh spices (yay!), or fresh produce (a watermelon vendor, a mango vendor, etc). They have many many different things, but I...

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El Dentista

El Dentista

We made our way back to Ajijic Dental for a fast and delightful cleaning. Kinda cool that we can say it was “delightful”…because ultrasonic (water) cleanings REALLY ARE! Ella was excited that she got her teeth officially cleaned for the first time. We all passed the cleaning with flying colors, and no recommendations! Whew! Cost per cleaning? $300 pesos (about...

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Drunk Driving?

Drunk Driving?

How’s this for encouraging drinking while on the road…? Check out this DRIVE THROUGH liquor store! :::shaking...

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When I don’t make it to the markets…

When I don’t make it to the markets…

1st Choice? Jocotepec Market 2nd Choice? Chapala Market 3rd Choice? Ajijic Market But I can’t make it to one of the 3 major weekly open markets, a shop like this is the next best option… So many choices…so little...

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The supermercado…

The supermercado…

They love their cactus… Personally, I find it a bit gooey when cooked up…but I have been told by my Mexican friends that you can wash the gooeyness off.Maybe I’ll have to try that sometime (or maybe not?!)! One funny thing…they actually peel all of their onions before putting them on display. You know how in the US all of the onion layers are left on? Not so, here…I guess they...

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