Ballet Class

DiploTot has been enjoying a ballet class that she has been taking now for several months. It makes for a good afternoon activity for her and she has several friends that are also in the class. One of the great things about Mexico is what all these kid activities cost. For around $25 a month we get two one-hour classes a week. That is tough to beat and if she looses interest in continuing, no biggie.

The girls recently had their exam and all the parents were able to come watch as they showed what they have learned before graduating from the beginner class.

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Tequila Tasting

Several weeks ago there was a tequila tasting at the Consul General’s residence. The owner of a tequila store in Tlaquepaque was on hand to explain the tequila making process and to provide tastings for several different tequilas from G4 and Fortaleza. It made for a fun evening and has me ready to visit the town of Tequila for more tours and tastings.

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On The Street

All of the photos I’ve posted recently were from a Photo Walk that several of us from the consulate organized. Here are a few additional photos I took along our route to the various sites we visited.

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Teatro Degollado

Inaugurated in September of 1866, the Teatro Degollado is a cultural focal point in Guadalajara for everything from traditional Mexican dances to international operas. We managed to get in shortly before the building closed on Saturday afternoon to get some photos.

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More Orozco Murals

We’ve previously seen Orozco murals in the Hospicio Cabañas and there are more in the Palacio de Gobierno. I liked these even more, perhaps it is how they are revealed to the visitor. Enter the building, hang a right and there is Father Hidalgo, leader of the Mexican War of Independence, with his flaming sword welcoming the visitor to ascend the stairs to fully take in the mural.

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Nuestra Senora Del Carmen

Some corrupted memory on my computer rendered my PC a brick while I waited on the replacements (thanks again to Amazon, overseas life would be much harder without you!) so I am finally up and running again and able to get some more photos posted.

Directly across the street from the former Del Carmen convent is the Del Carmen church, located in a very nice, shady plaza.

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