The first night I arrived, I was immediately plunged into a completely different culture and setting as we went downtown in Tlaquepaque to watch traditional dances and mariachi bands play. People crowded around, filming and applauding while the performers were on, and I was entranced by the beauty and excitement of it all. They told me it was an every night sort of occurrence. Nearby, various food and souvenir stands stood out, selling everything from taquitos to ceramic dicks (I’m not kidding, I bought one). As we walked around looking at everything, I was in absolute awe of the entire place. It was loud, it was bustling, and it was amazing.