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Underrated Travel: Guadalajara, Mexico

on June 23, 2016


Plenty of people vacation and travel in Mexico. There are beautiful spots like Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Playa del Carmen, where tourists flock to the beaches and bars. But my favorite city in Mexico is one that is well known, but seldom touristed by non-Mexican travelers.


My mom’s family is from Guadalajara, so she grew up visiting during summers and holidays. Since I was in high school she’s been visiting more, and last summer I was finally able to join her. Ever since I was a child my mom would tell me stories about her time in the city. She would tell me about the tianguis where you can buy embroidered shirts, my grandmother’s house where she had a room overlooking the street lined with giant trees, the beautiful cathedrals that dominate the skyline of the city, and of course, the food.

I’m starting a new series of posts to share my love for this lively city. Today I’m starting with the reasons why I love this place and why more people should visit. Continue reading