Friday, December 14, 2012


There are many communities in the Lakeside area.  Chapala has a population of 50,000 and is 30 miles Southeast of Guadalajara.  This is a vibrant town with lots of things to do.  The Gringo population is very sparse here.  So if you want to be part of the Mexican culture, this is the place you would want to live.
Mexican towns and cities have Plazas where people meet to socialize.  Bands play here on special occasions.
The fruit and vegetable market is right next to the Plaza.
Fresh flowers every day.
The white cross at the top of the hill is a shrine.  Most hills in the Lakeside area have them.  They are places to honor the passing of loved ones.      
The Chapala Police cruise the main street. 
The Spanish influenced architecture makes for Chapalas' beautiful Catholic church.
The Chapala Malecon with the pier in the background.
The Malecon is peaceful in the morning, but nightime brings out hundreds of people.
There are many nice restaurants on the Malecon.  These are a few of them.

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