Day 6: Guadalajara

Guadalajara Travel Blog

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Barranca de Oblatos
 

David was at work and Miryam and I took the bus into the city. Once again we walked around the centre, and spent a long time sitting on a terrace, watching the world pass by and talk at great length about my life in Holland and her life in Mexico.


Later we took a bus to the Barranca de Oblatos. This is a canyon in the north of the city, with a park and various lookout points over the canyon. I had visited this place when I was here three and a half years ago, but Miryam had never been here in the time that she has been living here. She joked “that's just nice, I've been living here for ten months and then you come to visit me and show me the most beautiful place in the entire city!”


After 10 months in Mexico her inspiration for cooking had dried up a bit as well, so I offered to cook dinner for tonight. Also as a means of giving them something back for their hospitality. Mexican hospitality means that a guest is not allowed to pay for anything, I hadn't even been allowed to buy them a drink when we were out this weekend, so this was my way of doing something back for them.


My world famous Babi Ketjap tasted a bit different than normal with the Mexican ingredients, but evenso it was very tasty. David liked it as well, even though he thought it tasted the same as all Dutch food he had tried. That's odd, Miryam and I had the exact same opinion about Mexican food. Delicious, but pretty much everything tastes the same :-)

Biedjee says:
I love Mexican food, but after a while it gets boring. No matter what dish you order, it is always greasy and spicy! :-)
Posted on: Jun 12, 2009
smsantos says:
"That's odd, Miryam and I had the exact same opinion about Mexican food. Delicious, but pretty much everything tastes the same :-)"

haha I think the same about mexican food, for me it all tastes like chile and/or tomato-->salsa
so I ask for food without salsa
Posted on: Jun 12, 2009
Biedjee says:
Hi James,
I kept a journal at the time, which I've been translating over the past months. However, I have now reached the point where my travel notes ran out and I have to rely on my memory to finish my blog -
you'll notice the blog entries get shorter towards the end :-)
Posted on: Jun 11, 2009
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Barranca de Oblatos
Barranca de Oblatos
main square in Guadalajara
main square in Guadalajara
Getting into the Christmas spirit …
Getting into the Christmas spirit…
centre of Guadalajara
centre of Guadalajara
centre of Guadalajara
centre of Guadalajara
Barranca de Oblatos
Barranca de Oblatos
Nothing beats some fine home cooki…
Nothing beats some fine home cook…
Guadalajara
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