I have generally found that bars are the most interesting places to visit when travelling. There if it’s not a tourist hot spot, you usually get to see the locals at play. In Guadalajara the guide books direct you too Bar La Fuente and yet when we where there the were no tourists to been seen. Just guys sitting up at the bar and mixed groups at tables all singing along to the live singer and his small two piece band. When the music stops the guys get up and sing to any female close by and this case it was one of us who was treated to a Spanish version of what sounded like That’s Amore but in truth could have been anything. One of these romantic boys was actually a tourist guide who earlier that day took us on a tour of one of Guadalajara’s impressive buildings that contained murals by the famous 1940′s Painter & Muralist Orozco.
last year we spent a few weeks in mexico. we were there for dia de muertos (the day of the dead) festival which was fascinating.
there were only two photographic challenges for me in mexico:
what not to shoot and to make sure that we did the country and its people justice. you’ll find some of our best efforts here.
this one of a catrina (skeleton or skull) was taken in guadalajara, mexico’s second biggest city and arguably the most mexican. its the home of tequila, mariachi music and the mexican hat dance.