Downtown Guadalajara: Self-Guided Walking Tour

There’s no doubt that the historic center of Guadalajara (Centro Histórico) is one of the most captivating and important parts of the city. It’s the perfect opportunity to visit the city’s historical landmarks, gaze at the drop-dead gorgeous hodgepodge of colonial, neoclassical and baroque styles of architecture, and get a first hand impression of the city. Founded in 1542, Guadalajara boasts a historic center with more than four centuries of history combined with the more recent additions of monuments, parks, and squares. This Centro area attract locals and visitors in droves. It’s beautiful and the perfect place to take a walking tour, earmark attractions for return at a later time, and learn interesting tidbits about Mexican history.

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Why We Moved to Guadalajara

Mexico has blossomed into something that we didn’t expect…. After living a year in Merida (1/2 of which was quarantined in our home due to the pandemic) we made a decision to explore more of Mexico. Merida was an oasis of beauty, friendly people and a skyline that was gorgeous to behold. For us it was not home though. The heat and the small town feel did not appeal to our tastes. We set out to find a relatively safe and vibrant city. Neither of us quite remember how Guadalajara made it on our radar but we jumped in head first researching, examining and learning all we could about it. After one trip to the Pearl (La Perla) we knew we had found our next new home!

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Staying In Mexico: Covid-19 Chronicles

Yes, there was a broad call of repatriation. Mass amounts of expats flew back to the United States and the United States helped a ton of people get out of some very sticky situations. Me and my house were blessed enough not to need the assistance. We have been living in Merida, MX for the past 8 months and we did not feel the need to leave. In fact we were quite relieved when the US announced that they were shutting down the US – Mexico border for all non-essential travel. Read more

10 Rules For Traveling The World

We have used squatty potties in bathrooms where you can barely inhale. We have stayed in hotel rooms that made us want to cry but there is nothing … Nothing(!); not a damn thing that makes my skin crawl more than hearing or seeing one of my countymen misrepresenting. Lets just be honest on this page, you are representing your country when you travel. Right, Wrong or Indifferent – people will judge other Americans that they meet after you, based on your interactions with them. While you are traveling the world you are representing America, yo momma, your family, and your friends whether you like it or not. Deal with it. So, for the sake of travel etiquette here are some of Nomadic Wander’s Rules for Traveling The World: Read more