Saturday, 21 August 2010

stay-at-home weekends


First and foremost, a big thank you to everyone for the encouraging words, and to those who felt they could identify. I loved reading all your comments. My irritation with blogging was synonymous with some other irritating things this past week, but I'll spare you all my university/immigration rants! On to the pictures!

I don't get to spend every weekend exploring foreign capitals, and I wouldn't want to. After spending the past two weekends out of town and being properly touristy, I was well overdue for one spent here in Guadalajara. Of course, "at home," and "relaxing," doesn't have to mean boring-- let me show you some ways to fully enjoy a weekend in my temporary home town....

Start out at a bar located in/on an English double decker bus...

Order 1/2 a metre of beer (but bring some friends to help you with that...)
bus bound


The following morning go for a crepe breakfast

Followed by a walk through a nice leafy neighbourhood

You can see all the sights, like immaculate special-edition beetles (called vochos here)

And brilliant souped-up vochos with monster wheels!


Try some Mexican beer in a cooler-than-thou bar

With comic books...

Go biking on Sunday morning, when a main street is turned into a bike lane for six hours

And round it off with a home-cooked dinner and homemade margaritas... but if you dance while you shake them, blurry pictures may result!

And good margaritas certainly will!

My boyfriend made us a wonderful tortilla de patatas, or Spanish omelette, as he does every Sunday. Unfortunately my useless frying pan kind of sabotaged the appearance, though not the taste.

(And yes, yes, I mixed my margaritas on the washing machine, and this resulted in both lime seeds and tequila in the washing machine... And that may have been the cause of the washing machine flooding the apartment today, which is why this Friday night was slightly less cool than last Friday night...)

And erm, I'm not an alchoholic, just for the record...

So, is anyone coming to visit me? ; )


Thrive on Novelty said...

Wow I love all these pics! Looks like alot of fun, those margaritas and crepes look amazing xx

anna. said...

Crepes <3
I really want a beetle! Can't afford it yet haha:P


Velvet said...

"Dinero, amor y veneno" hahahaha!

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow fun!!!! :D Aww what cute little buggies, best friend has a white one (but the new model)

Molly said...

Sounds like a fun weekend.
Love your boots and the fact that you dance while you shake your margaritas. Is there any other way????

Ashley said...

Is your bf mexican?

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

All the beetles in Mexico are awesome, and pretty much everyone could afford one here! We had one last year when we lived in a different city...

@ Ashley; nope, Spanish, or Catalan if you ask him!

Amber Rose said...

I'm glad you were able to "relax", haha. :)

Rio said...

Ooh party time! Love the Bus Bar haha! Looks like so much fun! ;)

Stevia is Your Cherry Bomb said...

such cute beetles!
looks like a fun weekend :)


Imogen said...

It sounds like a fun weekend and a good time to relax. I love all your pictures because its good to see posts like these about random stuff and what you get up to. I love the cars they are just so sweet.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Stay-at-home weekends are oftentimes the best kind. And one certainly doesn't have to sacrifice fun in the name of staying put. Your photos are a testament to that! A bus bar? Who knew!

SMASH said...

Crepes for breakfast and homemade margaritas? Yes, please! I don't even drink but it's hard for me to resist margaritas (I also love how they smell!)

And yep, I'm half filipino and half white (polish, french, russian all muddled together) :D

ViCreative said...

love the two cars and your boots are awesome!

(new post: Red Heels & follow me)

Emilie said...

Cool pics, sounds like you had a great weekend!

Anthea said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! Love the beetle pics and your boots!

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20 York Street said...

I love Mexico, if you were still there, I would totally visit!