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1. Posted by 13Anita (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

i m going to mexico, guadalajara in february 09!

is somebody from guadalajara?? i try to find a room and a job!

talk soon

zurich, switzerland

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I'm not from Guadalajara, but thought I'd post anyway since I have been there.

As Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara is a mixture of new metropolitan and old Colonial cities. It sits in a large basin with rolling hills on the outskirts and a lake (Lake Chapala) 30 minutes south of the suburb area. It has an excellent medical university and is less than an hour's flight from either Mexico City or Puerto Vallarta.

One of the most famous things to see while in Guadalajara (in addition to their central square) are the many tequila distilleries in the area. The town of Tequila is located just a few miles outside of Guadalajara itself and this is the only place in the world where the agave plant is raised for making the tequila for the entire world.

Enjoy--and good luck finding a room and a job there.

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

You can't work legally in Mexico unless you're a Mexican citizen and cheap 'under the table' jobs are filled by Central Americans.

How much Spanish do you speak?

I enjoy Guadalajara but people tend to take themselves quite seriously, pollution is bad and in the end it's just another large North American city-Mexico is in North America as you will soon see.

4. Posted by garyrbeck (Budding Member 56 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Guad is one huge city with the population growing daily but offers so very much. We love getting downtown en centro and sip a cappuccino on the zocalo with fountains and globe lghts illuminating the passersby. Watch the world go by. Museums are very fine, dining excellent, and yes, a bit of Spanish would come in handy as it is not a tourist town but an international business center. The architecture has a remarked French/Spanish influence, re: iron gates and balconies, sculptures, gardens. You just feel Euro there, it is so cosmopolitan. Go there, absorb and enrich your lives.

sf, ca./pv, jal.