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Guadalajara (Providencia) “La Perla de Occidente”

(Early-2022, 1 MONTH)

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  • Locals are known as “Tapatío”
  • Considered fashion capital of Mexico with many events October - January
  • The color TV was invented in Guadalajara
  • Mexico’s most popular soccer team is from here: Guadalajara Chivas
  • I found a local produce co-op that makes deliveries every Tuesday. Text Raul at +52.33.3288.4138
  • Tip is NOT included on the bill
  • Dew point is 1C here (ie extremely dry). Bring chapstick.
  • Guadalajara as one of the top ten cities with the worst traffic in the world
  • The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the largest Spanish-language book fair in the world, held each year over nine days
  • LOTS of dogs. You'll see a hundred dogs in the even on a short walk to the grocery store.
  • Taxis are rather hard to come by

Local Spanish Langauge Keywords and Phrases
You're Welcome - 'de que?' or 'por nada'
Ok - va
Cool - Que padre!
Known For: Mariachi, Tequila (yes, created in a nearby pueblo), torta ahoghadas (meat sandwiches drenched in tomato sauce and topped with pickled onions), Birria (meat stew), and Jericalla (a cross between flan and creme brûlée)
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I choose the items below as they’re generally available everywhere. Thus, easy for comparison. The prices reflect the cheapest option given my standard. In any estination you can find slightly cheaper prices if you wanted to sacrifice convenience (ie going to local market or out-of-town grocery store).
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  • Airbnb Nightly Rate
  • Coworking Day Pass
  • 1-Hour Massage
  • 1-Month Gym
  • Beard Trim
  • 16.9oz Water
  • 2KG Wash+Fold
  • 12 Eggs
  • Expresso
  • Salmon
  • Tenderloin
  • Chicken Breast
  • Almonds
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Red Wine
MEXICAN PESO (MXN)
  • 1,131
  • 220
  • 500
  • 200
  • 8
  • -/KG
  • 28
  • 35
  • 359/KG
  • -/KG
  • 165/KG
  • -/KG
  • -/KG
  • 108/KG
  • 24/KG
  • -/KG
  • -/KG
  • 26/KG
  • -/KG
  • 23/KG
  • 16/KG
  • 93
US DOLLARS ($)
  • 57
  • 11
  • 25
  • 0
  • 10
  • 0.40
  • 0.00/LB
  • 1.39
  • 1.73
  • 8.07/LB
  • 0/LB
  • 3.72/LB
  • 0.00/LB
  • 0.00/LB
  • 0.00/LB
  • 0.52/LB
  • 0.00/LB
  • 0.00/LB
  • 0.58/LB
  • 0.00/LB
  • 0.52/LB
  • 0.35/LB
  • 4.61
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