After a brief return to Guadalajara, I took a short stop in Chapala, a small town located on the shore of Mexico’s largest lake. The town is very popular with American retirees, probably due its colonial charm mixed with the picturesque lakeside setting. While beautiful, the town was a tad sleepy for my taste, and there's frankly just a creepy vibe I get any time I find myself in one of these American expat towns.
In front of the church on Friday nights you can behold the only interesting thing that happens in Chapala: the thoroughly Mexican tradition of the Castillo. See for yourself.