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Planning a trip to Mexico? Here are some tips: Don’t try to see too much! Too many people hop from one city to another after one or two nights. It’s exhausting, stressful and it doesn’t give you a good sense of … Continue reading
Coyoacan, now part of Mexico City, is a beautiful neighborhood with many colorful homes and Spanish colonial churches. It was also the home of Frida Khalo, a revered Mexican painter who had a deep respect for the indigenous peoples of … Continue reading
Chapultepec Park (“Grasshopper” in the Aztec language) is a lovely park located on the western side of the city bordering the neighborhoods of Polanco and Condesa. This park is popular with families –especially on weekends. There are lots of trees, … Continue reading
NOTE: I updated this post in April 2012. Looking for the best that Mexico City has to offer from someone who has actually spent time there? I visited this underrated metropolis on three occasions – most recently in September 2010, … Continue reading
One of the more interesting outings during my trip to Mexico City with some friends in May 2007 was hiring a trajinera (canal boat) on a lazy Sunday afternoon at Xochimilco. This park, located about 20 miles south of downtown … Continue reading