Travel in Mexico

Are you planning a trip in Mexico? Traveling in Mexico is an experience you are unlikely to forget. We came to Mexico, knowing nothing of the place and the people. I remember the first weeks – this exhilarating feeling of discovery, the smell of corn tortillas, the sound of ranchera music around us. Worry about safety quickly gave away to sensible precaution. It’s hard to stay alert when all you see around you is hardworking, courteous, humble people. The level of aggression in public spaces is incredibly low. We simply haven’t seen anyone being rude to anyone. No one has ever tried to take advantage of us, no one treated us differently just because we are foreigners.

Jalisco, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Guanajuato, Puebla and finally Distrito Federal, better known as Mexico City. Six months, six states, twenty or so cities, dozens of pyramids, churches too many to count, churches on top of pyramids, churches built from the stones of the pyramids. And people, and music, and food. Are you ready to fall in love? Vámonos!

Guadalajara, Jalisco

As an introduction to Mexico, Guadalajara is as good as it gets. Some of the most recognizable elements of Mexican identity originate from Jalisco: tequila, ranchera music and of course the mariachi. As the city with which our Mexican love story has begun and where we made our first Mexican friends, it holds a special place in my heart.

6 Faces of Guadalajara – Discovering Mexico Overlooked By Tourists

We came to Guadalajara by chance. Without knowing anything about Mexico, we were attracted by its manageable size (compared to ...
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Tequila, a Small Town with a Big Name

Anyone spending more than a few days in Guadalajara, will sooner or later end up in Tequila. A small town 1.5 ...
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Guachimontones – World’s Only Circular Pyramids Near Guadalajara

Guachimontones is probably one of the most interesting archeological sites in Jalisco, Mexico. One hour of driving from Guadalajara is ...
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How a Charity from Kansas Helps the Children of Guadalajara Break the Poverty Cycle

That morning a car was taking us through the streets of Tonala, a south-eastern suburb of Guadalajara. World away from ...
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Lake Chapala, Where Expats, Pelicans and the Dead Are Neighbours

The biggest lake in Mexico, Lake Chapala and its coastal towns attract many expats due to its comfortable climate. But ...
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Puerto Vallarta

Five hours on a winding road from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta, and you are suddenly in tropics, surrounded with coconut palms, endless lush green and the warm embrace of the Pacific Ocean. Pristine beaches, pelican colonies and small villages accessible only by water wait those willing to venture a little further way.

Puerto Vallarta, Where We Find Ourselves in Tropical Mexico

Speeding on the toll highway from Guadalajara westward to the coast of the Pacific, amidst fields of agave cactuses and withered ...
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Yelapa, Where There Are No ATMs, No Police and No Worry

After spending the first day on the Pacific in Puerto Vallarta, we drove the next day south along the coast, and ...
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Ancient Maya pyramids and sacred cenotes, colonial cities and indigenous villages where Mayan is spoken to this day, white sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean, underground rivers and freshwater caves. And of course the unique Yucateco cuisine. It’s all here on the Yucatan peninsula.

Merida, The Colonial Capital in the Land of the Maya

After 2 months in Guadalajara, coming to Mérida was almost like visiting another country. Different people, different food, in some ...
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The 4 Hidden Gems of Merida

Having stayed in Merida for more than a month, we had plenty of time to explore the city. Beyond just taking ...
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Uxmal, The Ancient Maya City You Have To See to Believe

As everyone else visiting Yucatan, Chichen Itza was our first encounter with Mayan civilization. Advertising works - if something is recognized ...
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Kabah, A Maya City Where Iguanas Outnumber Visitors

Kabah is a small Mayan site, lying 22 km south of Uxmal. But what it lacks in size, it makes ...
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On The Road in Yucatan: Colonial Valladolid and Mayan Coba

Having made Merida our base in Yucatan, for the first few weeks we limited ourselves to short day trips to ...
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White Sands, Mayan Ruins and Underground Rivers: One Day on the Caribbean in Yucatan

White sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean, ancient Maya city of Tulum, underground rivers, and freshwater caves of Sac ...
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Yucatan Less Traveled: Yellow Izamal and Cenotes of Homun

"I can show you a little bit of my Yucatan. Where do you stay?" This was the message I received ...
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Celestun – Flamingos and Mangroves on the coast of Yucatan

On our last weekend before leaving Yucatan, we took a bus from Merida to Celestun, to visit the Celestun Biosphere ...
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The baroque, expat-favorite San Miguel de Allende. Guanajuato, an exquisitely beautiful university city, that at one time provided 40% of world’s silver. Dolores Hidalgo – the birthplace of Mexican Independence. And Queretaro, maybe the most underrated city on the tourist map of Mexico. All that bounty, just a few hours drive north of Mexico City.

Queretaro, Probably The Most Underrated City in Mexico

After almost 2 months in Yucatan, we were ready to get back to central Mexico. Landing in Mexico City airport, ...
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San Miguel de Allende – A Beautiful Baroque City That Lacks Only One Thing

Having spent a month and a half in San Miguel de Allende, I'm still not sure what to make of ...
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Dolores Hidalgo, The Birthplace of Mexican Independence

On one of the weekends during our stay in San Miguel de Allende we took a bus to the nearby ...
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Sanctuary of Atotonilco, the “Sistine Chapel of Mexico”

The town of Atotonilco, just 20 minutes outside of San Miguel de Allende is mostly known for its church complex, declared ...
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Guanajuato, Maybe The Most Abundant City in Mexico

In Peter Greenaway's recent movie "Eisenstein in Guanajuato", the famous Soviet film director arrives to Guanajuato to shoot a movie ...
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Mexico City

If an alien anthropologist would have landed on Earth and could visit only one city to learn about us, he would probably go to Mexico City. Walking its streets is traversing our story as humanity. The magnitude and scope of what it is here is breathtaking. There is a frigging pyramid in the center of city. Templo Mayor is not one, but actually seven pyramids folded into each other. The city has a street originally layed-out by the Aztecs, making it the oldest street on the content. It has artificial islands built in the 13th century, a China Town and a quarter where orthodox Jews live and pray. It has youth sub-cultures that wouldn’t shame Berlin.

It’s often said that Mexico City is different from the rest of the country: much more cosmopolitan, liberal, a “world city”. But it’s also an amplifier of everything that is Mexico: an atomic reactor that splits, fuses and energizes the country.

From Aztec Pyramids to Mexican Rock On the Oldest Street of Mexico City

If an alien anthropologist would have landed on Earth and could visit only one city to learn about us, he ...
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Must See of Mexican Muralism: Tracking Mexico City’s Best Murals

After a week or two in Mexico City, you notice something unique about the city. It's not the colonial architecture, ...
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Modern Architecture in Mexico City – 5 Buildings Not to Miss

Mexico City offers urban explorers an astonishing assortment of Aztec temples, cathedrals, Marxist murals and some of the best museums ...
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The Brown Lady of Mexico and her Devotees – Meeting Pilgrims on the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

"Are you crazy? People are warned to stay at home, don't go!" When I messaged Oxanna that morning that I'm ...
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Puebla, The Birthplace of Mole

So you have been in Mexico City for a while now, the weekend is getting closer, and you fancy a ...
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