Mas Tequila

Trip Start Sep 20, 2006
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Trip End Dec 13, 2006


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Flag of Mexico  , Central Mexico and Gulf Coast,
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Even when I arrived at 10pm on a Monday night Gadalajara had a lot going on, people in the streets and plazas (mostly couples making out) and the views of the Cathedral and other buildings were great! I was enjoying Mexico's second largest city (4 mil) already.

I spent most of the next day wandering the numerous plazas, the old colonial buildings are fantastic it was hard to put the camera away. Whilst searching for a bathroom in the Governers' Palace, I came across the famous 1937 firey murel of Miguel Hidalgo.

I had my first "Michelado" in an outside restaurant next to some fantastic bronze statues/seats.

Thinking it was simply a brand of beer I hadn't yet tried, I was surprised when it showed up in a cocktail glass, and even more surprised at the taste - basically a lot of salt mixed with lemon and a little beer (not recommended).

The following day I took off to the town of Tequila, famous for (you guessed it) Tequila! Whilst on the Jose Cuervo tequila distillery tour, I ended up with 2 Swiss girls whom I'd met in Creel. Both of them went on the Copper Canyon tour that I'd planned to join if I hadn't been behind bars (they said that they had heard about my prison adventure when they were in Zacateas 1000 km away). They said the Copper Canyon tour left 2 late due to a flat battery, and they were held up again with a flat tire... still preferably to where I was at the time.

The tequila distillery was quite interesting, showing the whole process and included samples...! Whilst I'm still not a connoisseur, I do prefer the aged stuff to the fresh plonk, but the best form is in Margarita's which we (the Swiss, some Brazilians, a Jap and some Mexicans!) downed at the end of the tour.
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