23
Jan
2015

Tequila

Posted by beritas

The day after we arrived in Guadalajara, we took a tour on the Jose Cuervo Express to the town of Tequila. In case you didn't know that is were the drink tequila comes from. My parents did a similar tour last summer and thought we might enjoy it... sadly i'm not allowed to drink anything :-( so, it was a little bit weird to watch everybody else around you get hammered...

There are different tours you can book, we had the Premium Plus, which meant: we took the train in Guadalajara and had two hours of free drinks, tequila tasting, food and music... arriving in Tequila we had a tour through the Jose Cuervo Factory with a special glimpse into the Reserva de la Familia cellar. We then got some free time to wander around the town centre and get something to eat. At the end of the tour we watched a dance show with mariachis and a jimador explained how the agave is harvested and then we got back on our train (again free drinks!) and back to Guadalajara (the tour takes the whole day).

I think the town in itself is somewhat bigger than what we saw and i'm not sure if it was because of the weather (we had some rain...), but for all the money the tequila factories acquire, the town looked a little bit unkempt and poor. The centre is well kept, but the surrounding areas are just sad. And if Jose Cuervo makes so much money with their tours, they could really afford to build a decent train station.

Jose Cuervo Express On the Jose Cuervo Express 1 On the Jose Cuervo Express 2 On the Jose Cuervo Express 3 Jose Cuervo Express 2 Mundo Cuervo 1 Mundo Cuervo 2 Mundo Cuervo 3

Mundo Cuervo 4 Mundo Cuervo 5 Mundo Cuervo 6 Mundo Cuervo 7 Maestro Tequilero 1 Maestro Tequilero 2  Tequila 2 Tequila 1 Tequila 3 Mundo Cuervo 8

Nevertheless, it was very interesting and fun. If you go, take advantage of the discounts and get some good tequila (like Reserva de la Familia or Maestro Tequilero)! Honestly, it's a waste of time, money and opportunity to go there and buy the cheapest tequila in the store... you know, the one that you can buy in every supermarket in Mexico. 

x.o.

20
Jan
2015

Guadalajara

Posted by beritas

Excuse the lack of news (again...), but we have been sick around here :-(

Whatever... let's resume our Mexico adventure, shall we? I still have sooo many pictures to show you! After Christmas, we borrowed my mom's car and went on a road trip for a couple of days. Our first stop was the beautiful city of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco! what to do there: eat! as much as you can, specially birria and tortas ahogadas!

El Pilon de los Arrieros 1

El Pilon de los Arrieros 2 El Pilon de los Arrieros 3 Catedral de Guadalajara Guadalajara 1

Plaza de la Liberación 1 Plaza de la Liberación 2 Plaza de la Liberación 3

Guagalajara 2 Teatro Degollado Paseo Degollado 1 Us in Guadalajara Paseo Degollado 2 Guadalajara 3 Guadalajara 4 Guadalajara 5

Sadly we did not see a lot else of the city, because we had a very tight schedule, but it was nice anyway ;-)

On the next post: Tequila! which is also a place, in case you didn't know...

Baby update: 24+6 (weeks+days). She has a better defined sleep/wake rhythm now, so i can sleep better at night, but she still moves a lot, which believe me, is not very amusing. She kicks really hard too (i have shed some tears... and not of joy :-/).

x.o.

13
Jan
2015

Unknown no more

Posted by beritas
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Before we go on with the Mexico posts... remember i told you we were having an ultrasound last thursday? well...

It's a girl!

And we couldn't be happier! She is super healthy, everything is how it's supposed to be, heart, lungs, brain, tummy... everything is developing just fine. It was such a beautiful experience watching her move. She desperately tries to suck not her thumb, but her big toe! It was sooo funny. But with all the traveling and jet lag we've been having trouble sleeping. She is very energic and moves constantly day and night! I have to work on a daily routine, so she gets a new sleep/wake rhythm. 

I'll be 25 weeks tomorrow and i already feel huge! Just a couple more weeks and we'll be arriving at the final trimester! BTW, that's a sneak peak of her room! ;-)

x.o.

10
Jan
2015

Taxco

Posted by beritas
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Since we've already established that i suck at scheduling my posts, i will be sharing with you today a little road trip we made before Christmas. 

My brother, his girlfriend, the Hubs and i decided to take a day tour to Taxco. Taxco is not that far away from Mexico City, but it can take some time to get there because of traffic. On that day it took us about 4 hours to get there and 5 to get back :-/ It would've been a good idea to just stay there for the night. Taxco is best known for it's silver. It actually does not produce any silver anymore, but they get it from nearby towns and process it to lots of things like jewelry and silverware. The city itself is gorgeous! and the prices you get are really good if you compare them to a store in the City or Europe. Every year there is a fair (around November) where the craftsmen exhibit their best pieces ans some of them are really spectacular (almost every store has it's winning pieces on display).

Taxco 1 Taxco 2

Taxco 3 Taxco 4

Taxco 5 Taxco 6 Taxco 7

Taxco 8 Taxco 9

Taxco 10 Taxco 11 Taxco 12

Taxco 13 Taxco 14

Taxco 15 Taxco 16

Next time you're in Mexico, go and visit Taxco!

x.o.

07
Jan
2015

New Year's Eve

Posted by beritas

Aaaahhh! it's already 2015! How did that happen?! One day i'm in Mexico talking to my mother about a very active baby (who BTW loves to kick my bladder the whole time) and the next one i'm back in Munic panicking because i haven't written anything in almost 2 weeks! Whatever... here are some pictures of our New Year's Eve dinner at the Hacienda de los Morales.

Happy New Year! Hacienda de los Morales New Year's Eve Dinner 1 New Year's Eve Dinner 2 New Year's Eve Dinner 3

New Year's Eve Dinner 4 New Year's Eve Dinner 5

I noticed i held almost all my 2014 resolutions! It's still difficult to have a monthly girl's night out, but we keep in touch and see each other once in a while ;-) 2014 was an exhausting year and we went through a lot of stuff! Of course everything was worth it and this year is going to be just as... exciting... stressful... scary... happy!? I'm not really making a resolution list this year, the only things i want is for the baby to be healthy and for us to work on being the best parents we can be :-D

BTW i still have a LOT of pictures from our time in Mexico, that i will be sharing with you in the next days AND i'm having an ultrasound tomorrow and hopefully this time around the baby will let us know it's gender! So, look forward to it!

x.o.

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