Author Archives: Maria Jose Cespedes

Sobremesa in Mexico City

Sobremesa in Mexico City

Sobremesa. This is such a big thing in Mexico – so big that we’ve even got this word to express this act/experience. So what is it? Sobremesa is the act of staying after lunch or dinner, in the same place where you ate, chatting and usually drinking with the people you shared your meal with.Continue Reading

Salón Progreso – seafood in Mexico City

Salón Progreso – seafood in Mexico City

Apart from being very rainy, the past summer in Mexico City has been hot. Every day, from early morning up until the evening, the sun comes out and the heat makes you crave fresh and cool foods. One of the most obvious choices is seafood, which although not commonly considered a popular Mexican dish, isContinue Reading

La Delia

La Delia

One of my earliest and happiest moments growing up happened on Sunday afternoons, after mass, when my parents would take us to La Delia and would let us choose any three things we wanted. So that you understand just how amazing this moment was, let me tell you a bit about this magical place. LaContinue Reading

My three favourite museums in Mexico City

My three favourite museums in Mexico City

I bet you didn’t know this, but Mexico City has more museums than any other city in the world. Some of them are really famous, like Bellas Artes or the Anthropology Museum, and a sure stop for most tourists who visit Mexico City. But there are some hidden gems that will show you a wholeContinue Reading

El Mercado de Medellín

El Mercado de Medellín

One of the my favourite moments in life is realizing on a Saturday or Sunday morning that I have enough time to go grocery shopping at El Mercado de Medellín. I love the moment when I step into the market and start wandering through the stalls, looking at all the fresh fruit and veggies. IContinue Reading

El Vive Latino

El Vive Latino

Having a country like the United States as a next door neighbor has its upsides and its downsides, and I am sure many Mexicans would rather be far away from our friend in the north. But if there is one thing I love about being so close to the States, it’s that it’s really easyContinue Reading

Acapulco

Acapulco

Mexico City, my home, has so many wonderful things to offer. It has a unique gastronomical and cultural diversity, it offers a wide array of entertainment options for all kinds of people, and it’s home to hundreds of museums, parks, markets and bars. It really is a great place to live. But there is somethingContinue Reading

Mexican Design Furia

Mexican Design Furia

In the last couple of years, local independent artists and designers have been sprouting up all over Mexico City. Their work covers everything from clothing, shoes and jewelry through to product design, food, and drinks including beer and mezcal. Their offerings are high quality and not too expensive, making them ideal for the young generationsContinue Reading

Salinger: The bar I was looking for

Salinger: The bar I was looking for

When I moved back to Mexico City a year and a half ago I settled into a great neighborhood called La Condesa. One of the main reasons why I love this neighbourhood is that it’s one of the very few places in the city where everything you need is in walking distance. The average commuteContinue Reading

Xilitla: Surrealism at its best

Xilitla: Surrealism at its best

Ask anybody to name a few things they know about Mexico and they will probably tell you about the food, a well-known tourist destination or an artist. These traits have defined how the world views us, and they are correct. Mexico has some of the world´s most delicious food (Mexican cuisine was even added byContinue Reading

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