Gringo in Guadalajara

Welcome to Real Life in Guadalajara, Mexico

There are a lot of perceptions about what it is like to live in Mexico.  But as a "Gringo" who has spent the last year living in Guadalajara, I have enjoyed collecting slices of life about the city and its people. I have been especially interested in the seemingly unremarkable aspects of daily life and how they differ from life in America --- street patterns, taco guys, neighborhood parks and so on.  The goal here is to compare the two cultures without making too many judgments.  There are times where I would choose American culture and times I would choose Mexican culture, but what really interests me is how they are so different.  The U.S. and Mexico are two countries that border each other and yet so often seem to have so little in common.  So choose a category below to see what life is really like in Mexico...