Guide to the Best Ecopark in Mexico – Xcaret

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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. Continue reading “Guide to the Best Ecopark in Mexico – Xcaret”

8 Reasons That Make Mexico an Appealing Country to Visit

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I may be biased but Mexico rocks. You can explore and find every single type of amazing place across the country including one of the largest metropolis of the world, tropical jungles, stunning beaches, historic architecture, colorful towns, colonial areas, indigenous culture, Spanish culture influence, centuries-old ruins, and a vast amount of culture and arts. Everything! I tell you. And don’t get me started on the food! (Although you will read more about that below, as it’s my number one reason.)  Continue reading “8 Reasons That Make Mexico an Appealing Country to Visit”

Mexico City – Bits & Pieces and Roma Norte

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I visited Mexico City for 10 days this month. I wasn’t there for Christmas but Christmas celebrations, decorations and moods weren’t lacking. The trip was pretty routine and I didn’t do anything specific worth blogging about (I don’t really think you care about my adventures of going to the movies, shopping, dining out and hanging out with friends) but I did take some snapshots of the city that I’d like to share with you.  Continue reading “Mexico City – Bits & Pieces and Roma Norte”

A Guide To Traditional Mexican Sweets

Mexican sweets might not be as famous as those from France, Switzerland or the US, but giving the vast variety of pastry, candy and chocolate made and consumed domestically, Mexicans have an incomparable sweet tooth. And chocolate, of course, is one of Mexico’s gifts to the world. Did you know the Aztecs were the first ones to consume the cacao bean (in drink form)?
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10 Mexican Habits I Lost When I Moved to the USA

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Mexico’s Independence Day and mariachis in the background.

I was born and raised in Mexico City. I lived there for 18 years of my life before I moved abroad for the first time to London. Currently, I have been living in the US for over 5 years now (plus a few months in India in between), so some of my Mexicans habits have definitely changed over time to adapt to this country.  Continue reading “10 Mexican Habits I Lost When I Moved to the USA”

Mercado de Jamaica – A Must Visit In Mexico City Part II

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In my first post about the mercado de Jamaica (Jamaica Market) in Mexico City, I showed the abundant colors of available flowers and plants in the market. But flora is not all there is in this amazing place.

You can find beautiful food too; ready to eat grilled corn and other snacks, stunning fruits and vegetables, seas of candy (traditional and otherwise), and more. Plus, all sizes of bright piñatas, incense and candles, and during Christmas time, any figure you can think of for your nativity scene. This market is very vivid and will be a tour for all your senses. Take the visual tour now: Continue reading “Mercado de Jamaica – A Must Visit In Mexico City Part II”

Mercado de Jamaica – A Must Visit In Mexico City Part I

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If you ever need flowers, the mercado de Jamaica (Jamaica market) in Mexico City is the place to be. It used to be Pike Place Market in Seattle for me, but I recently visited this market for the first time and it surpassed my expectations. My mom had been telling me about it for some time and she finally took me in my most recent trip to Mexico.

The colors and the life of the flowers and plants are abundant. The vendors aren’t aggressive and the crowds aren’t bad. It is definitely not a touristy place and let’s hope it stays that way, I just had to share this place.  Continue reading “Mercado de Jamaica – A Must Visit In Mexico City Part I”

Voladores de Papantla – A Dangerous Mexican Dance Ritual

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The “Voladores de Papantla” (Papantla Flyers) or Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers) is an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony/ritual still performed in Mexico today.

The ritual consists of a dance and usually five voladores (flyers), sometimes called hombres pajaro (bird men), climb to the top of a pole of up to 150 feet or 45 meters in height, launch themselves from it and slowly descend circling the pole with ropes tied to their feet. The fifth volador remains on the top of the pole, dancing and playing a flute and drum.  Continue reading “Voladores de Papantla – A Dangerous Mexican Dance Ritual”

Destination: The Yucatan Peninsula Offers Something For Every Type of Traveler

Snorkel along rivers through caves and leafy jungle.

Whether you enjoy learning about ancient cultures, prefer basking in stunning sandy beaches, you have a sense of adventure waiting to be unraveled or the party animal in you needs to get out, the Caribbean Coast of Mexico in the Yucatán Peninsula has something for everyone.

Comprising of three Mexican states: Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo, you will no doubt find something interesting, exciting and suitable for your travel style in the Yucatán Peninsula. Continue reading “Destination: The Yucatan Peninsula Offers Something For Every Type of Traveler”

Feliz Dia de Los Muertos! Everything You Need To Know About The Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Altar in honor of Dolores Olmedo at the Dolores Olmedo Museum in Mexico (Photo by Luisroj96)

The Day of the Dead is way cooler than Halloween. Read on to learn about this ancient rooted and fascinating holiday.

Day of the Dead is a two-day Mexican holiday that doesn’t celebrate death but those who were living, it occurs from Oct 31 – Nov 2 of each year.  Continue reading “Feliz Dia de Los Muertos! Everything You Need To Know About The Day of the Dead”