How to Tour Mexico City’s Most Sophisticated Neighborhood

How to Tour Mexico City’s Most Sophisticated Neighborhood

Mexico City is one of the world’s great cities, along with New York, London, and Tokyo, and one of its most sophisticated and trendiest neighborhoods is La Roma. In this guest post, author Lydia Carey will give you a tour of the best places in Mexico’s coolest district. Continue reading “How to Tour Mexico City’s Most Sophisticated Neighborhood”

Vignettes of Ensenada, Mexico

Vignettes of Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada is a city on Mexico’s Baja coast, about 77 miles south of San Diego. Locals call it the “Cinderella” of the Pacific. I have no idea why they call it that, but I do know it’s a beautiful place. Take a look at Michelle Rae’s gorgeous pictures and see for your self!

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Having finally decided on Ensenada for our Thanksgiving getaway this year has me all excited, even though I have a few trips scheduled before that. What can I say, I loved our first visit there and I’ve been wanting to go back ever since. And it wasn’t just because of the tacos… although I must admit, it did play a big role.

Sadly, while we’ve got our hotel room booked already, Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away. So for now, I’m settling on looking at (and sharing with you) my photos from our last visit.

Come enjoy them with me…

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The Secret Island of Mexico

The Secret Island of Mexico

You can find many hidden and marvelous places if you get off the cruise ship and dare to walk a little off the beaten path. Read about Mexico’s secret island in Travel Learn Spanish blog!

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After Guatemala, I spent a couple of weeks in the south east of Mexico where I learnt about how to be a professional beach bum – the excuse being that I had been sick during my last week in Guatemala and really needed some full on relaxation! I’ll talk about some of the main places I visited including somewhere I like to call The Secret Island of Mexico.

Tulum

Tulum town was my first stop in Mexico, a place know for beautiful beaches and famous ruins. You can choose to stay in the centre of town but I’d recommend taking a bus, taxi or bike to the beach because its a long way to walk. The town itself is cute and is very close to Tulum National Park, which is home to an incredible ancient Mayan archaeological site. The most spectacular thing about the ruins is that they are located next to the crystal waters of the…

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San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is a charming colonial city in Mexico’s heartland. It was named one of the best cities in the world by Condé Nast Traveler and it’s also home to one of the largest expat communities in Mexico. Read this post by Cindy Veg to find out what all the buzz is about!

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A quaint, little colonial town nestled in the mountains north of Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende is where I’ve decided to hang out for the next six weeks. The colorful and historic buildings which line the cobblestone streets are some of the most photogenic I’ve seen anywhere, the food is tasty, and the people are friendly.

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Despite warnings from other travelers, it is still much colder than I expected. To those of you – feel free to say “I told you so.” Starting all the way back with my road trip in Arizona, if there is one takeaway from this trip, it is the effects of altitude. San Miguel de Allende sits around 6,500 feet, making me wish I had brought more than a thin, zip-up hoodie. But what it lacks in heat, it certainly makes up for in charm.

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I spend my days strolling through the many markets, painting, and practicing…

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is one of the world’s great cities, alongside New York, London, and Tokyo. Take a look at the best sights in my native city in this post by Nathan Bell, the Canadian Globetrotter.

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Mexico City is one of the largest metropolitan centres in the world and it is the oldest capital city in the Americas. Home to 9-million inhabitants (26 million in the greater region), Mexico City is also the largest Spanish speaking city in the world!

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Containing over 300 neighbourhoods and 16 different boroughs, Mexico City can be quite overwhelming at first. However, many of the main sites are located in the historic centre – making Mexico City a little bit easier to navigate.

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Home to a cheap and extensive metro system (introduced in 1969), Mexico City can be efficiently explored via subway – linking travellers to every area of the city. Furthermore, in recent years Mexico City has phased out the use of diesel buses and a new modern rapid transit bus has been implemented into the city.

Or, you can simply choose the tried and true method of walking amongst…

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Airbnbs for all Types of Travellers in Mexico

Airbnbs for all Types of Travellers in Mexico

Here are a few tips for when you come to Mexico. What are you waiting for?

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Airbnb has become a major platform for finding the perfect accommodation for your trip abroad, with options in more than 34,000 cities worldwide. Since becoming such a popular choice with travellers, they now offer a wide variety of accommodation possibilities so that tourists can choose the perfect option depending on their travel plans. In this post, I am going to outline a few of the Airbnb possibilities available for different types of travellers looking for their desired experiences in Mexico.

Firstly, if you were looking to go to Mexico City, Mexico’s vibrant capital, to soak up Mexican culture, I would recommend an apartment so that you can fully make the most of your time there. This gives you the opportunity to be at the centre of the action, making travelling to different parts of the city and returning home incredibly easy. As an extra tip, if you research what you…

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A Mexico stroll

A Mexico stroll

If you ever visit Mexico, don’t limit yourself to beach towns. Mexico City is definitely a must-visit! Take a stroll of my native city through the eyes of Equinoxio21 blog.

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Mexico City is home to 20 million inhabitants and change. More than many countries: Belgium’s entire population is only 11 millions. You can drive north to south for more than an hour, even with light traffic, and never leave the city’s boundaries. It is a huge city. Where modern and traditional styles cohabit. Wealth and poverty. Sunshine and rain. Let’s ignore the 5 million cars and take a stroll. The above house is in the Coyoacán neighbourhood.

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Reflections. Polanco district.

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Street art. Mexico city.

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An old-fashioned house, Polanco. Many have been torn down. A few have been rehabilitated for office purposes.

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Sturgeon on the “Campos Eliseos” (Champs Elysées). I’ve never eaten in that restaurant. Maybe they only serve caviar?

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At the National Auditorium.

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In the Doctor’s waiting room. He’s an ophthalmologist. Hence the slightly blurred pic.

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Waiting for the other shoe to drop…

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My tips to crossing la frontera-favorite things to do in Tijuana and Valle de Guadalupe.

My tips to crossing la frontera-favorite things to do in Tijuana and Valle de Guadalupe.

Visiting Mexico on the Tijuana-San Diego border is a great option for many. Here are some great tips from Travel Latina.

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When I decided to ring in this New Year drinking a glass of wine in beautiful Napa Valley, I never knew that subconsciously I had started off the year seeking the perfect wine experience. Since then, in addition, I have taken two small trips to Valle de Guadalupe even though it seems to be the hardest place to get to. My previous wine experiences in Temecula, Malibu and Napa Valley were beautiful but, they didn’t compare to my experience in El Valle de Guadalupe.  These other experiences were either too expensive for me or not the kind of ambiance I was looking for. El Valle de Guadalupe was inhabited during WWII by migrants from Russia traveling to the United States.  Russian migrants never actually made it over, they stayed and found the perfect environment to grow vineyards, and produce wine.

    El Valle de Guadalupe lies hidden, 45 minutes from the…

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Copalita: A Hidden Gem In Huatulco

Copalita: A Hidden Gem In Huatulco

When you come to Mexico, dare to stray a bit off the beaten path and you’ll find gorgeous places like this one.

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BAs we snaked around the bays of Huatulco towards the archeological site of Copalita I felt my excitement rising. I love exploring new places in Mexico and the fact that I had never heard of Copalita only increased my enthusiasm for checking it out. My two companions, although interested in seeing the site, were quite amused by the level of my excitement.

The first thing that struck me when we arrived at the site was how naturally it had been preserved. The site had not been cleared in the way some other archeological sites are and the trail around the structures took us through tree and vine-lined walkways that were simply enchanting. We could observe the trees and birds and enjoy the way that nature had reclaimed its space amongst the temples. This, I would read later, was the intention of the archeologists who claimed that even though the roots…

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Guide to the Best Ecopark in Mexico – Xcaret

The next time you’re in Mexico’s Yucatan, make sure you visit Xcaret Eco-Park!

A New Life Wandering

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Located in the beautiful Riviera Maya in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Experiencias Xcaret offers the best parks, activities, and tours in Cancun and the whole of the Riviera Maya. It attracts tons of visitors from both Playa del Carmen and Cancun on a daily basis, and millions of visitors from around the world each year.

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