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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:01 AM   #21
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Old August 28th, 2010, 03:01 AM   #22
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Pictures of Oaxaca were a real eye opener. FYI Oaxaca has an HDI of .756 well below the national average of .854. In fact out of the 31 states plus the DF, it places the 30th position in terms of HDI
Well he did not show us more of the beautiful midtown, one of the best of the country But yeah, what would you expect of the 2nd poorest state of the country? Such a contradiction that a land brimming with cultural and natural richness lacks so much development.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 04:19 AM   #23
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Neat thread! You should come visit Zacatecas, Aguascalientes & Jalisco..
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 06:07 AM   #24
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He did go to Jalisco.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 04:28 PM   #25
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Indeed, but I can't post the rest of the photos right now because my photobucket account is full, I am trying to figure out a way to put my photos somewhere
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Old September 4th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #26
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Oh sorry must've not read that. Maybe you can make another photobucket account and upload the pictures here?
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Old September 4th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #27
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Indeed, but I can't post the rest of the photos right now because my photobucket account is full, I am trying to figure out a way to put my photos somewhere
Where else did you go? How would you rate your trip to mexico, the mexican people, the country..?
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Old September 11th, 2010, 05:17 AM   #28
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really great thread. mexico is definitely a vibrant country. mexico city sometimes remind me some places in santiago.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 06:15 PM   #29
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Wow, Oaxaca indeed was an eye opener. Everything looks so dense
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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #30
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whats about the guadalajara pictures
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Old September 16th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #31
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Where else did you go? How would you rate your trip to mexico, the mexican people, the country..?
Well, I just went to Jalisco, DF, estado de Mexico and Oaxaca .

As for rating my trip, it was excellent! I will not rate the country and people because this would be too arrogant from me, a society is not a product you buy and are more or less satisfied with. I'll just say that this country is a very interesting place with many stuff going on that would take years and years to understand.




Now for Guadalajara:

Capital of the Jalisco state, it is the second biggest city in Mexico with 4 million people living in it's urban area (according to Wikipedia). If in a way, travelling to Oaxaca confronts one with the indigenous question in Mexico and if going to the mexico city confronts one with the inequality and social class issues, strangely enough, going to Guadalajara it is mostly gender issues in Mexico that the city made me think off the most.

Why? Each part of the country is associated with a set of images (like everywhere, it's true in France as well). In the other parts of Mexico I've been too, Guadalajarian women are heavily sexualised. If one plans to travel to this city, automatically this person will be told about the beauty of the local women. And it's btw kind of true that according to my European-made criterias, the girls in this city are very hot. But since beauty is cultural, we can ask oursleves what does this sexualisation of the Guadalajarian women means in the context of Mexican society.

Second thing, there are many visible gay and lesbian couples in the streets, more it seems than in other places I've been too in this country. However, like elsewhere it also seems that homosexuality is only tolerated (for men) once these people symbolically let "go" of some of their masculinity and becomes a "puto", ie "flamboyant" and "effeminated".

And I also saw more couples in public as a general tendency. At last, I heard some sordid stories about weird men stalking women. Anyways, different issues that might be completely random but made me put a bit the 'social' issues aside while I was in this city, it of course doesn't mean that questions of inequalities and racism are non-existent in Guadalajara.





All the photos have been taken arround the center, so for this serie you'll not see images of the less fortunate areas nor of the very touristic 'Tlaquepaque' place and it's mariachis. (mariachis are originally from Guadalajara they say).

Overall I'd say that the city has a very laid-back feel to it.

01 - First set of photos taken around the hotel, some 15 minutes away from the center.


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Old September 24th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #32
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11 - We're getting closer to the center, if I recall this photo was taken at the end of a street full of electronic stores.


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15 - The photos were taken during the world cup, so the games were often broad-casted live in the street.


16 - A walk-only street in the heart of the city


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20 - Something that looks like a french style building.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:34 PM   #33
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Old October 18th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #34
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Sorry for the late update, unfortunately, that's the last set of pics

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Old October 21st, 2010, 02:15 AM   #35
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Sorry for the late update, unfortunately, that's the last set of pics
22 - I think this building is a private university

it's public, the state university (udg)

well, its a pitty that these were the last photos, great work! i liked it
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Old October 21st, 2010, 02:17 AM   #36
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