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Lino Gabriel G.

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Jalisco is home to the most representative items that represent Mexico in the world, Mariachi, Tequila and hat dance.

But there is more in this land than those brands dyed by Hollywood to our country.
I was born and raised in San Andres, one of the oldest barrios (neighborhoods) in Guadalajara, I belong to a large Mexican family. When I was 19 years old I went for an adventure to the United States, young and single with nothing to lose and lots to gain I migrated to the States. I was fortunate to meet lots of people from all over the world while I went to study in a community college, then I learned that there were lots of misconceptions about Mexico.

First I study a GED and along the way I obtain an associated degree in liberal arts, then I decide I should do something to teach people about my country and I studied an associated degree in Traveling and Tourism. In the USA I lived mostly on the west coast but also for a while on the east coast.

In the year 2000 I applied to the tourism bureau to get my credentials to become a Tourist guide and in 2001 I obtained a four-year permit which I renew twice and after twelve years I obtained my permanent permit. During this time I have met people from all over the world and I have participated in T. V. programs, radio programs, I have aided book writers and help people in different investigations. Family members search, climate change, owls research among many other adventures. So, since 2001 I've been guiding people from all over the world and enjoying what I do giving my best to every single person I have helped.

Please allow me to show you my home and be part of your memories, memories that you will make when traveling into a new world that is waiting for you and your dear family members.

A Recent Review of this guide

Lino was personable and knowledgeable. We've never had a better tour. My wife and I highly recommend Lino to anyone seeking an understanding of Guadalajara history, architecture and art.
Steven Fishner

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Bachelor in International Relations, Universidad de Guadalajara.
Tourist Guide Permanent Permit, Secretaria de Turismo
Teachers training diploma
Associated Degree in Traveling and Tourism Rancho Santiago Comunity College.
Associated degree in Liberal Arts Santa Ana Community College.
Electronics Technician
US-MEXICO bilateral Forum Collaboration of Higher Education Universidad de Guadalajara
American English & Culture Program at Arizona State University
SECTUR Tourism National Registry
Tourism LGBT Certified Member to provide services to the community LGBT (SECTUR)
Exporter Expert (JALTRADE) basic training in exportation.
Updating information since 2001to renew tourist guide permit at SECTUR twice a year 20 hours each in relevant topics to guiding tourist, history, geography, ethnography, architecture, art history, contemporary art, touristic geography, folk art and music, among many other topics.


I am permitted to guide only in English and Spanish.
Smoking is not permitted within the vehicle.

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