Mexico’s second city is a booming, beautiful cultural capital of some four million people, where ancient traditions and high technology intersect. The “Global Smart City of the Future,” sometimes called Mexico’s Silicon Valley, is also the birthplace of mariachi and home to largest Spanish-language book fair in the world. And then, there’s the food. From Guadalajara’s signature dish, the humble torta ahogada (“drowned sandwich,” a tasty sub drizzled in a savory sauce), to scores of chef-driven gourmet restaurants creating the very best in Mexican fusion, this is not the place to diet. Enjoy.
Interesting Fact: More than 100 software companies call this designated “Digital Hub” home.
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