It’s been a year since I moved to Mexico City. My friends are what I miss the most about Guadalajara. I used to see them twice a week; now I’m lucky if it’s four times a year. When we do get together, I feel totally recharged. I love them so much! Here are some pictures of our past few reunions.
The day Manolin (who doesn’t want to be called Manolin anymore—he’s Manuel now) arrived in Mexico City, we went to a party. This is us on our way there…I mean this is ME, and all of them behind me. Zaid took this picture.
The next day we went to a show that a friend was performing music in. Here’s Manuel with a cute dog outside the venue.
I actually don’t know who took this picture of us—my eyes were closed, as you can see!
I had to take some pictures downtown and I brought Manuel along. This is Cheryl, Zaid, and Manuel showing you how pretty our city is.
They were dancing in front of a street musician.
Manuel was trying to climb that sculpture. He fell down, and we all laughed. (Don’t worry, he didn’t get hurt.)
This was in our Chinatown (which is really only one street). My fortune cookie said I’m going to be rich! OK, it didn’t really say that, but that is how I choose to interpret it. (I’m still waiting.)
At the bookstore.
Manuel abandoned me after a few days. This was when we were waiting for the taxi that would take him away.
A month later, I went back to Guadalajara for a visit. I went to a party with Mario, Lalli, and Fera (who doesn’t want to be called Fera anymore—she’s María now). This art on our wrists was proof that we had paid for a ticket to the party.
Lalli and María gossiping or something.
My friend Alonso was playing at the party with his band Baby Nelson and the Philistines.
Lalli getting us in trouble!
She doesn’t look too guilty.
The next day we went to Pipo’s house to celebrate Easter.
We played with Pipo’s pets, he made us delcious horchata, and we played video games.
A couple of us made a little excursion to the store because we were hungry and craving waffles!
We watched the sunset from Pipo’s roof.
The next day was AWESOME. My friends and I went to a waterfall close to the city.
Miranda making friends with a local.
Lalli’s a biologist and she loves spiders—this was her taking a picture of a cute spider. And this is the picture she took.
The hike to the waterfall was super hard.
It was totally worth it, though.
On my last day in Guadalajara, María’s sister Bianca (on the left, next to their other sister, Anabel) taught us how to make paella.
Lalli and her dog, Sabina. I love Sabina’s eyes.
Lalli’s spider Mérida.
Lovely times. ♦