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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

Mexican Roundabouts

Mexican Roundabouts

If Chicago is known as the city of wind, and Auckland as the city of sails, then Guadalajara could easily be known as the city of roundabouts. And speed bumps – but trust me, these are nowhere near as interesting as the roundabouts. Don’t understand a roundabout in Mexico. It is even possible that IContinue Reading

How to survive Mexico City’s torrential summer rains—in 7 steps

How to survive Mexico City’s torrential summer rains—in 7 steps

It’s a well-known fact that Mexico City was built on top of a lake. But not so many know that it practically reverts back to its original state every summer. The entire city floods—really. So no matter how hard you may try, it’s unlikely you’ll escape the rains, nor the massive flooding. Yet, there areContinue Reading

5 of the best terraces in Mexico City with a flare for the natural

5 of the best terraces in Mexico City with a flare for the natural

I’ve often been quoted as saying, “Forget finding the man of your dreams. I’m looking for the best terrace in Mexico City (DF).” And this search of mine has led me far and wide, much to the chagrin of my bank account. But I just can’t help it. I’m a sucker for a few drinksContinue 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

Mexico in Murals

Mexico in Murals

Mexico is a funny place. If you study our history you’ll soon learn that the country was unified under an ideology called Mestizaje. According to Mestizaje, people from indigenous, European and African backgrounds could be thrown into a melting pot, given a good stir, and then rebranded as a new, ‘civilised’ and unified Mexican race.Continue Reading

Options for a not-so-lazy local Sunday in Mexico City

Options for a not-so-lazy local Sunday in Mexico City

Sundays in Mexico City are some of my favorites, especially in spring. The streets are quieter, yet still brimming with life. And the options…oh the options are abounding -and often for little or no pesos. For starters: Walk Reforma Avenida Reforma is one of the main thoroughfares in the city—and it is gorgeous in itsContinue Reading

LAS CHIVAS  – IN BIRRIA! Football and food in San Juan de Dios Market

LAS CHIVAS – IN BIRRIA! Football and food in San Juan de Dios Market

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] “We invite all the Latinos of the world not just the ones from here!” That’s how you are received when you walk into the smokey birria restaurant at the Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara, Mexico, otherwise known as San Juan de Dios.  “Try this side dish, complements of ‘el Chicharito’!” (el Chicarito, whichContinue 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

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