First of all, WOOOOOO!!!
This was an exciting place to interact with locals. Along the way, I was able to make new friends. And for this reason, I constructed this list of facts about Guadalajara, Mexico so that you can make friends in Guadalajara easier.
There are many places to visit where local communities coexist with tourists. That’s what makes Guadalajara just as special as any other beautiful city in Mexico. The art that they perfect is architecture and performing arts, but it’s merely just a magical land that holds the true masterpiece. This perfected masterpiece is the art of accompanying the foreigners to their local communities, and that’s something I learned from Guadalajara.
So, these are some of the few things you need to know before traveling to Guadalajara, with the added bonus of making friends easier and faster!:
- People in Guadalajara are VERY friendly! – Despite their hard life and obstacles, they come across, you will see a smile on their face. Everyone will greet you and smile when you approach them. Even though most the people can’t speak English, they will still smile back at you for no reason, and that’s all that matters to me!
- People from Guadalajara are known as Tapatíos – The locals that reside in the beautiful city of Guadalajara are known as tapatíos. This fact, which isn’t known to a lot of travelers, is very important when trying to bond with the locals. Numerous people think that everyone who lives in Mexico is considered Mexican, but that’s not the case in Guadalajara. If you refer to them as tapatíos, you place yourself on a more personal level. Thus, you have a higher opportunity to connect with them.
- Visit Important Attractions – OK… The first thing that comes to mind when talking about visiting famous sites is tourist attractions. But wait! Although tourists are known to flock to famous buildings and such, locals actually notice the effort made by you to learn about their culture and religion. It is actually a plus on your side because you can approach the many local communities that surround these beautiful attractions with knowledge about their history, religion, and culture. Thus, you have topics to talk about AND you get to make new friends along the way!
While this list isn’t that long, the tips provided will surely help you make friends in Guadalajara. These are the tips that I recommend for everyone!