Category Archives: Mexico

My top ten Mexican friends.

Travelling in Mexico can be amazing but sometimes a little challenging, here are a few friends that can help make the journey just that little bit easier. 1. The people. Travels in Mexico quickly reveal that Mexicans are a vastly … Continue reading

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Morelia – Mexico.

The state capital of Michoacán and its most dynamic and beautiful city, Morelia is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site … Continue reading

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Pátzcuaro, Mexico.

Terracotta-tiled roofs, warped red-and-white adobe walls and narrow cobblestone streets give the town of Pátzcuaro the air of a large village. Unlike the Spanish-founded cities of Morelia and Guadalajara, Pátzcuaro took root in the 1320s as part of the Tarascan … Continue reading

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One Tequila, two Tequila, three Tequila……… floor!

Surrounded by a sea of blue agave, sun-baked Tequila is a surprisingly attractive factory town that’s firmly on the tour-bus circuit these days. The eponymous drink – the object of everyone’s longing – is best observed in one of three … Continue reading

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Guadalajara, Mexico.

POP 1.5 MILLION Mexico’s second largest metropolis is actually a confederation of three cities – Zapopan, Tlaquepaque and Guadalajara proper – each with its own airs and idiosyncrasies. Together they form a culturally compelling whole, a blended cocktail not unlike … Continue reading

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Guanajuato, Mexico.

The extraordinary Unesco World Heritage city of Guanajuato was founded in 1559 due to the region’s rich silver and gold deposits. Opulent colonial buildings, stunning tree filled plazas and brightly colored houses are crammed onto the steep slopes of a … Continue reading

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Many people say that San Miguel is a bit like a Mexican Disneyland for foreign (mainly American) retirees and visiting chilangos (those from Mexico City). While there is a certain contrived fairy tale feel to the place – and not … Continue reading

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Querétaro – Mexico.

As far as the silver cities go, Querétaro is sometimes known as the ugly sibling. Indeed, although it’s believed to be one of the fastest growing cities in the northern hemisphere thanks to it being the base for international industries, … Continue reading

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Los Pirámides de Teotihuacán (Mexico).

Teotihuacán was Mexico’s biggest ancient city and the capital of what was probably Mexico’s largest pre-Hispanic empire. It was a major hub of migration for people from the south, with multi-ethnic groups segregated into neighborhoods. Studies involving DNA tests in … Continue reading

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México in retrospect.

Palm-fringed beaches, chili-spiced cuisine; steamy jungles, teeming cities; fiesta fireworks, Frida’s angst: Mexico conjures up diverse, vivid dreams. And the reality lives up to the imagining. An Outdoor Life: With steaming jungles, smoking, snow- capped volcanoes, cactus-strewn deserts and 10,000km … Continue reading

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