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Guadalajara story

Guadalajara Story as a local

I have this story of three characters with whom I shared their vision of what their places of Guadalajara should be. Where to taste, enjoy and experience the city. Through their stories I rediscovered my city. It is the main reazon I share the following few words and to draw routes on it.

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In Guadalajara City

Nine years ago I hopped in a cab in Mexico city, the taxi driver, recognize myself as Tapatio, told me how they go to Guadalajara every year in their holiday travel.

With great detail informed me the precise route to get from the capital to the Mercado de San Juan de Dios, with a labyrinthine references told me where he bought the best fruit, peanuts, reeds, cakes, the best market and other rubbish. Hence, his bocho already loaded, your perfect plan was to go into the forest where Spring camping was a full week before his return to the capital.

The following story is recent, during the International Film Festival of Guadalajara I had the opportunity to meet a chef from San Miguel de Allende, she was involved in catering in films and despite the bustle characteristic of such Festival, told me that under no circumstances would stop taking time for specific orders of his family, including list panelas tanned, semes, chiles de arbol (peper), salty bread (birotes), agave syrup and more. When I asked where they planned to buy everything, the answer was clear and firm: “The Crown Market” Mercado Corona.

And finally, while I know and hear the stories of Don Enrique, a model 40, tapatío who loves to talk of the best things in life and his city. From what he heard that there was nothing like the steak tartare which was prepared in French Circle certainly legendary place full of memories, dances, dinners and parties for many generations in Guadalajara. For he also got to go to the Union Nevería a week before it closed, ready to try their classic lime and apple pie or pecan. Rediscovered the chicken from the German in the center and much, much more.

Every day without fail Enrique started his day at Cafe D’Val, the barista, the waitresses, the cashier greet you by name, you just get to go see him preparing his usual coffee in the bar instead Alex and Miguel express “more for Enrique now?”, sometimes ordering a scone, always read the newspaper says with co-chair and goes to smoke his cigar.

Something fascinating pace and customs is a list in a hard plastic cover that jealously guards in the briefcase, in it are the names of 10 bars or restaurants where every Friday, without fail, get together with friends to eat and have fun. So he enjoys his city, his whims, his greetings and everyday meals.

What if you assume the role of any of these three characters? Imagine yourself as a local tourist, marveling at their steps already taken and those still lacks give, or a cook who dares to look at each market the ingredients secret recipes of your family, or simply as Don Enrique, make our all those places where you eat and feel at home.

by the way I am still a tour guide.

Getting to Guadalajara by Air

Guadalajara tourist services

Guadalajara Tourism (Today 2013)

Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) is about 17 kilometers or 11 miles southeast of the city.  Several Airlines serve this City of Roses from the US, Canada, Europe, and within Mexico.  International Connections are usually via Mexico City or Puerto Vallarta half an hour away.   For airport transportation offers shared ride shuttle van service to and from any place in the metropolitan area.  For details phone +52 33 1578 0421 in Guadalajara Mexico or send an e-mail to gusmelor@gdltours.com.

For Guadalajara Airport Informations and Flight Status here

Aerocalifornia
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #2440 , Colonia Arcos Vallarta
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44130
Entre las Calles: Francisco de Quevedo y Lope de Vega
Teléfono: (33) 3616-2525 reservaciones

Aeromexico connect
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: (33) 3688- 5341 Reservaciones

Aeroméxico
Domicilio: Rincón de las Acacias #122 , Colonia Rinconada del Sol
Zapopan, Jalisco.
C.P: 45050
Entre las Calles: Rincón de Primaveras y Rinconada de las Ceibas
Teléfono: (33) 3658 0799
Lada 800: 01 800 021 40 00
Fax: (33) 3122-1089

Airfrance
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #1540-103 , Colonia Americana
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Entre las Calles: Chapultepec y Marsella
Teléfono: (33) 3630-3707
Lada 800: 01 800 00 67 700
Fax: (33) 3630-3644

American Airlines
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #2440 L E , Colonia Arcos Vallarta
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Entre las Calles: Francisco de Quevedo y Lope de Vega
Teléfono: (33) 3616-4402/ 3616-4408
Lada 800: 01 800 90 460 00
Fax: (33) 3616-4217

Interjet
Guadalajara
Plaza Los Arcos Local C1
Avenida Vallarta 2440
Col. Arcos Vallarta
Teléforno: (33) 3630-5203, 1613
C.P. 44100

Continental Airlines
Domicilio: Moctezuma #3515L-6G , Colonia Astral Plaza
Zapopan, Jalisco.
C.P: 45050
Entre las Calles: Lopez Mateos y Quetzalcoatl
Teléfono: (33) 3647-0107
Fax: (33) 3647-6675
Lada 800: 01 800 900 5000

Copa Airlines
Domicilio: Moctezuma #3515L-6G , Colonia Astral Plaza
Zapopan, Jalisco.
C.P: 45050
Entre las Calles: Lopez Mateos y Quetzalcoatl
Teléfono: (33) 3647-0107
Fax: (33) 3647-6675
Lada 800: 01 800 900 5000

Delta Airlines
Domicilio: López Cotilla #1701 , Colonia Americana
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Entre las Calles: Simón Bolivar y General San Martín
Lada 800: 01 800 1234 710
Teléfono: (33) 3630-3130
Lada 800: 01 800 90 221 00
Fax: (33) 3616-5910

Iberia
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #1540-106 , Colonia Americana
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Cruza con: Esq. Marsella
Teléfono: (33) 3630-2811/ 3630-1833
Fax: 3615-8227

KLM
Domicilio: Oficinas en Cd. de México
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Lada 800: 01 800 90 008 00 Reservaciones
Mexicana de Aviación
Domicilio: Mariano Otero #2353 , Colonia Verde Valle
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44550
Entre las Calles: Ambar y Granate
Teléfono: (33) 3112-0050 / 3112- 0011
Fax: (33) 3112-0040
Lada 800: 01 800 36 654 00

TACA
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #2440 , Colonia Plaza Los Arcos Local 14 D
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44130
Entre las Calles: Francisco de Quevedo y Lope de Vega
Teléfono: (33) 3630-1235 / 3615- 9428
Lada 800: 01 800 718 89 38

United Airlines
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #2440-A13 , Colonia Arcos Vallarta
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Entre las Calles: Lope de Vega y Francisco de Quevedo
Teléfono: (33) 3616-9489 / 3616-7993
Lada 800: 01 800 00 307 00

Magni Charters
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: Reservaciones

U S Airways
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: Reservaciones

Viva Aerobus
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: Reservaciones

Volaris
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: Reservaciones

The major domestic airline is Aeroméxico, with flights linking the city.  Smaller regional airlines operate in different parts of the country.  Traveling between destinations within the country often involves changing planes in Mexico City.  Schedules, fares and routes all are subject to change. All arriving pasengers muste present valid proof of citizenship and their filled out tourist permit (distributed on the flight)  No visa is necessary for US citizens (as of 2013)  Although policy keeps  changing to enter Mexico, generally anyone with US visa and their passport in sufficient to enter as tourist.  (Check before you purchase your airline ticket).  Present your enter to the Immigration ounter before proceeding to the baggage claim area.

The last stop is Mexican customes; make sure your declaration form is properly filled out.  Mexico uses a random ¨Red Light – Green Light¨ system.  If you have nothing to declare, you will be asked or directed to push a button.  If the light is green you may proceed without inspection.  If the light flashes red your luggage will be routinely searched.  If you do not declare items over and above what is allowed and pay all applicable duties and are then caught by a red light, you will be fined.  (This process takes between 1 – 2 hours after you arrive)

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