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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5 Ways to Earn Money Online in 2021

The new frontier of jobs, careers, and side hustles across the world is the ability to make a living by working online. So much in the economic marketplace has shifted, especially since the covid-19 global pandemic. But this shift has actually been taking place for years, perhaps even decades for some industries. More and more people are seeking creative ways to make a living and have been finding opportunities to work from home and build streams of income that allow one to work remotely, be an independent contractor, and work from anywhere in the world.

Here are 5 creative ways with a low barrier of entry to begin making money online. Starting or building upon existing income streams is a great way to ensure all your financial eggs are diversified.

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The Cost of Living in Merida Mexico

We just did a visa run to Cuba and we have successfully ‘renewed’ our tourist status in Mexico for another 180 days (6 months).

After looking back at the last 6 months we decided to put together a ”The Real Cost of living In Merida, Mexico” video (scroll down). Having no major financial ties to the US made it easy for us to pick and go in 2017. We’ve found it SO AFFORDABLE to live on US dollars in places where the cost of living is lower than America’s . i. e. the dollar STRETCHES 💵!

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