The city is very interesting. Reminds me a bit of a mixture of Indonesia and Malaysia. What with the smell of the smog from the buses (reminds me a bit of Beijing, but this is not as worse). First impression: The city has that warm and friendly aura. Of course, one has to watch out for those pick-pockets. The people: they are very welcoming & friendly. Always a smile on their faces. When they see a stranger, esp. a non-Hispanic looking person, they'll eyes just lit up. Except for the language. They'll speak to you in Spanish, eventhough they know one is not able to fully communicate...Some do speak English but on a limited basis. And of course, the latina ladies are as muy bonito.. Weather: Pretty warm and humid. But not as humid as SE Asia. Road/street/neighborhood: Old and not taken care of..But the traffic is not too bad, pretty organized..A lot of old, historical buildings for tourists. Transportation: Decent. There are a couple of MRT/LRT, subway trains lines, but they're not as complex and huge as other cities. Thank goodness for taxi! One way ride from my hotel to the stadium is about 40-50 pesos ($4-$5); abt close to a 10 minute ride. Public buses are available but they'll take a bit of time. The exchange rate is about $1 = 10,000 pesos (similar to INA Rupiahs). And no, there are no drug gang shootings or battle on the street...Guadalajara is very safe!!.. Tomorrow, more adventure (yes, i just left my handphone battery in one of the 24-hrs mart after chatting w/this friendly lady. Hope they'll keep it til tomorrow). Some pics of Day 1 travel: Arriba!!.. Just past the Baja Peninsula and about to enter Mexico Above Mexico (a very mountainous terrain) Mexican snacks....muy sabroso (very yummy) La bienvenida a Guadalajara (welcome to Guadalajara) Inside the terminal (the airport is quite small). I had to pay about $23-$24 for a 30-min. taxi ride from the airport. A couple of the buildings in downtown Guadalajara Near the stadium (Code de Jalisco), around the circulacion Just like in Indonesia and Malaysia...several rows of street food hawkers, the foods look and smell good..I swear, i was so tempted to go and buy from them..i think i'm gonna go and try them tomorrow night...might bring some INA or Malaysian players.. my hotel room..