GAUDALAJARA AND MEXICO CITY

Trip Start Feb 19, 2007
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Trip End Dec 31, 2007


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Saturday, March 3, 2007

HAVE BEEN INTO GAUDALAJARA TWICE NOW - IT IS A CITY OF 9 MILLION, THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN MEXICO - IT IS SUPPOSEDLY THE MOST MEXICAN CITY IN MEXICO - IT WAS FOUNDED IN THE 1500`S AND THERE ARE MANY HISTORIC BUILDING DATING BACK TO THE 1500`S AND 1600`S.
IT IS AN OLD COLONIAL CITY  - A CHANGE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT TOOK PLACE WHILE WE WERE THERE - THERE WERE MANY, MANY, MANY POLICE AND SOLDIERS - THEY TOOK A VERY CLOSE LOOK AT ME SEVERAL TIMES. TOOK THE BUS INTO GAUDALAJARA WHICH  WAS 35 PESO´s=$3.50US THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS GOING TO TRY DRIVING AROUND AND PARKING IN THAT CITY

ON MONDAY AM GOING TO " THE HELL HOLE" THAT IS KNOW AS MEXICO CITY - A CITY OF 28 MILLION - PURPORTEDLY THE LARGEST CITY IN THE WORLD - AND PURPORTEDLY THE MOST POLLUTED CITY IN THE WORLD - PURPORTEDLY IT IS A JUNGLE OF CRIME, CORRUPTION AND VIOLENCE AND OF COURSE THE POLLUTION..
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE PLACE AND BEING THERE.,
TAKING THE BUS TO MEXICO CITY - THERE IS NO WAY I AM GOING TO TRY DRIVING AROUND AND PARKING IN THAT CITY.

COMMENTS ON LAKE CHAPALA THE ENGLISH SPEAKING CLUB/COMMUNITY CENTRE/COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IS REFERRED TO AS THE LAKE CHAPALA SOCIETY, WHICH IS HOW I  WILL REFER TO IT NOW. IT IS A QUITE LARGE CENTRE, A WHOLE LARGE CITY BLOCK IN SIZE WITH A VERY HIGH WALL AROUND IT AND A LOT OF IT IS OUT  DOORS TYPE STYLE - THERE ARE MANY EVENTS GOING ON THERE ON AN ON GOING BASIS.

THERE ARE MANY DOGS AND CATS IN CHAPALA THAT RUN THE STREETS FREE - THERE ARE NO LEASH LAWS HERE - I LIKE THE FEELING OF DOGS AND CATS RUNNING FREE, IT REMINDS ME OF MY CHILDHOOD,  MANY OF THE STREETS ARE MADE OUT OF ROCKS (NOT COBBLE STONES OR SMOOTHED ROCKS, BUT JUST ROCKS) CANNOT DRIVE MORE THAT 10K ON THEM AND THEY SURE BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF YOUR TIRES, THEY ARE EVEN HARD TO WALK ON - MANY OF THE STREETS ARE VERY NARROW JUST ENOUGH ROOM FOR ONE CAR AND THE STREETS ARE ONE WAY OF COURSE.


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elisex
elisex on

HELLO MY LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HI DARLING.
I AM SO SO HAPPY TO HAVE NEWS FROM YOU. IT FELT LIKE AN ETERNITY NOT GETTING NEWS FROM YOU FOR A FEW DAYS. EVERYONE WAS ASKING ME HOW YOU WERE AND I TOLD THEM THAT I HAD NOT HAD ANY NEWS SINCE TUESDAY.
SÉBASTIEN, NICOLAS, JAY, JEANNETTE, SYLVIE, LOUISE, KAREN, LOUISE ALL SAY HI AND WISH YOU A GREAT TRIP.
CAN'T WAIT TO GET MORE NEWS ABOUT MEXICO CITY.
I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT US BEING APART.
TAKE CARE AND WRITE AS SOON AS YOU CAN.
ETERNALLY YOURS,
YOUR ADORING WIFE

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