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Hot, freshly made
tortillas, a mainstay of every meal in Mexico, are nestled in a hand woven
basket with hand woven cloth.
Juice bars, or liquado
stands, are popular family owned businesses. You custom design your liquado
anyway you want it. Check out those quail eggs in the front jar!
Plaza in any Mexican town is where it's happening, especially on Sundays.
Musicians, food vendors and those selling balloons or roasted beans and corn are
a common site. This plaza in Chapala is active throughout the day.
Lush vegetation grows
easily in the temperate climate. Hiking to the white cross on top of the hill
(center) is a favorite outdoor activity, and gives a panoramic view of the city
A picturesque corner in
Chapala. The main church with its rebuilt second steeple, right next to the old
Braniff home, which is now a restaurant. All this is located right at Lake
One of the many ExPats
and a living legend in Chapala, Grady is a nice guy to boot! Does he have
stories to tell! If you think his hat is a fashion statement, you should see his
custom cowboy boots with a Royal Flush done in colored tanned leather!
The 'tortuga' or turtle
bus stops everywhere. It's a cheap local means of transport and an easy way to
get a very affordable tour of the area.
Bustling downtown Ajijic,
a gringo enclave.
The old church located
on Ajijic's plaza is done in the classic Mexican style.
Oh Baby! A Mexican
cutie with drinks!
Walking down the main street in
At Monday Market,
walking through the stalls, Mother, daughters and cell phones of course!
honeycomb and bee pollen for sale at Monday Market, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Pozole with all the
traditional trimmings sold at a neighborhood Cenaduria. A must-try!
Ernesto makes his
famous churros - a deep fried and sugar coated donut. Tasty!
The Ancianos are on
the Plaza in Chapala daily selling their roasted corn and beans.
restaurant in Ajijic which is quite busy in the mornings.
The Lourdes church
just outside downtown Chapala. A favorite for first communions and quince de
On the way to Ajijic
from Chapala, the hills surround the lake road making for a pleasant ride.
from our friends' house, just outside Jocotepec.
"La Oficina" where
the boys meet to discuss important matters over a few beers. This is where
the business of Chapala really gets done!
The main church in
Chapala, lit up at night.
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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are
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