Random Reviews – Guadalajara, Tonala Edition

27 Mar

I’m back from my Mexican vacation and did nothing out of the ordinary. With such a hectic past quarter at school it was great to do absolutely nothing. Well except catch up on some reading and eat some homemade food.

Regardless of the mosquito attacks every night, I survived and managed to capture a few favorite things from my four-day trip:

Some of the landscape (let’s be honest, it’s Mexico and some areas are very poor but some are just beautiful)

driving to dad's house from the airport

my favorite pueblo to visit: Chapala

nothing but blue skies

TACOS! heller! it’s the holy land of the almighty Mexican delicacy! All accompanied with freshly made tortillas!

taco man preparing my late-night feast

tacos de birria de borrego

it's a smorgasbord!

The beer – you can drink it anywhere, anytime. But unlike Vegas, there aren’t people puking over the side of the road because of over-indulgence.

Micheladas, Rusas, Pina Coladas - you pick!

just one of the gazillion stands offering a refreshing alcoholic drink

Indio beer - your alternative to the Corona (honoring music genres)

Mexico is full of street vendors offering tasty treats. From steamed veggies sprinkled with lemon, salt and chili powder to mini pancakes made fresh, it’s easy to forget about calories while indulging in these goodies.

nieve de garafa (homemade ice cream made with real ingredients) walnut and mango here

grilled corn smothered with preferred ingredients (choose loose kernels in a cup or eat it straight on the cob)

best chips ----- EVER!

not a soda drinker, but this apple soda...gulp, gulp!

sweet pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) pt.1

sweet pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) pt.2

I did a LOT of reading my four days there and no magazine addict can go without catching up on hottest fashion/beauty trends.

I purchased a Mexican Glamour and it came in a plastic package full of free goodies and pamphlets.

While American Glamour focuses on celebrity trends and diet, this one was full-on designer fashion!

Glamour magazine Mexico

Must. Buy. Yearly. Subscription.

And what would Mexico be without music. Everywhere you went, there was a talented musician singing, playing an instrument or both.

Entertaining the crowd in Chapala

Serenading the taco eaters

musician family

The family that plays together, stays together.

There is definitely a lot more to do, eat and see in Guadalajara.

The next time, however, I must remember to be prepared with insect repellant because I do not look very sexy with mosquito bites on my forehead.

no to mosquitos

*image taken from Google*

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2 Responses to “Random Reviews – Guadalajara, Tonala Edition”

  1. Melissa March 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    Love it!! 🙂

  2. Fani March 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Everything looks soooo delicious!

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