Category Archive: MEXICO

All About San Miguel de Allende – Mexico

All About San Miguel de Allende – Mexico San Miguel de Allende is a small historic, art-devoted town in central Mexico, located about three hours west of Mexico City. Quaint, narrow cobble-stone streets lined by centuries-old golden and terracotta colored buildings climb up and down low hills, leading to leafy plazas, beautiful old churches and …

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All About Gueretaro – Mexico

All About Gueretaro – Mexico Gueretaro is a large historic city located about three hours northwest of Mexico City. Although its metropolitan area is a sprawling, modern industrial mess, the compact central historic district offers many wonderful attractions, including several intriguing features unique to Gueretaro. With blocks and blocks of stone-paved roads lined by gorgeous …

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10-100 Free Things to do in Mexico City

10-100 Free Things to do in Mexico City Mexico City is currently the 12th most populous city in the world (as of the Demographia World Atlas  2016 stats) with over 20 million inhabitants. Established by the Spanish in the early 1500s, it’s a city offering an astounding variety of art, culture, history, architecture, performances, entertainment …

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Introduction to Mexico City

Introduction to Mexico City Walking around central Mexico City feels very much like wandering around an old old European city. Everywhere you stroll past massive stone buildings with graceful architectural detailing, large open plazas, worn stone streets and large leafy parks. In fact, essentially Mexico City is an old European city. The Spanish established it …

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9 Surprising Facts about Mexico City

9 Surprising Facts about Mexico City On Sunday, February 19th I will fly into Mexico City and begin another full year of world travels. I’ll explore Mexico City for 1-2 weeks then head on to other fascinating towns in central Mexico and the beautiful, rough beaches of the country’s extensive Pacific Coast. Eventually I’ll reach …

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November 2016 Travels in Review

November 2016 Travels in Review In November I continued my solo travels in eastern Mexico. To be specific, I explored Chiapas State and then returned to amazing Yucatan Peninsula, where I re-visited several favorite cities and finally got to Isla Holbox, a tiny off-the-track island at the northern tip of Yucatan. I completed the month …

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October 2016 Travels in Review

October 2016 Travels in Review In October I resumed my solo travel life, exploring central Mexico, while Alejandro returned to work life in Tulum (Oh, yes, in case you missed it, we broke up in late September due to irreconcilable differences.) I had started my central Mexico explorations in September in the Baroque cities of …

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One Year of Travel in Latin America!

One Year of Travel in Latin America! Wowie! November 1, 2016 marks exactly one year since I set out on my very first explorations of Latin America. To kick that off I flew from Florida to Guatemala on Nov. 1, 2015. The date is supremely easy to remember – Nov. 1st marks the annual Day …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Oaxaca City – Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Oaxaca City – Mexico See photos of Oaxaca here Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca State, situated southeast of Mexico City. The city was founded by Spanish conquerors in the early 1500s. Oaxaca is considered one of Mexico’s prettiest cities, full of colonial stone architecture, cobblestone streets, historic churches and many …

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Baroque City of Puebla – Mexico

PHOTO GALLERY: The Baroque City of Puebla – Mexico (see photos of Puebla Mexico here) Puebla was established by the Spanish in the early 1500s. They rigorously set about importing the latest European Baroque architecture, art and design to create ‘The City of Angels’. They constructed hundreds of decorative buildings and over 70 elaborate churches & …

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