Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 08

Long Live the Lucha Libre, Mexico’s Wild World of Wrestling

When we arrived in Mexico City we immediately noticed how popular Lucha Libre (free wrestling) had become in the years since our last visit. Wrestling is constantly on the television, in magazines and newspapers, and the street stalls and markets sell mascaras (masks), capes, miniature Lucha Libre action figures, trinkets, and t-shirts. The t-shirts in themselves …

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Sep 07

The Dish: Tacos al Pastor

When we met Austin’s ‘taco mafia’ for lunch and tried the excellent tacos al pastor straight from the spit at the humble Rosita’s Al Pastor, I knew this was a dish worthy of further exploration. The simplicity of corn tortillas topped with pork, marinated with pineapple, spices and chilis, grilled on a vertical spit, and sprinkled …

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Sep 06

A Street Food Tour of Mexico City

We’ve always loved street food. One of our earliest food memories of Mexico City is the smell of corn tortillas on the street, long before food was banned from being sold on the historic centre sidewalks. In the Middle East, where we’ve been based for over a decade, we’re smitten with the shawarma, we’d go …

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Sep 05

A Guide to Mexico City’s Markets

Markets aren’t just for shopping, eating and drinking, as much fun as all of that is in Mexico City, but as a microcosm of a society, they also offer a fantastic insight into the culture and everyday life of a place, no more so than in Mexico City. When to go Mornings – head to …

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Sep 05

Price Check: a Mexico City Shopping List

Price Check is a series of posts from every destination we visit that could serve as a shopping list to stock the kitchen at the start of your stay, as well as a cost of living index in a way. We’re including some basic items to get you started plus a local specialty or two …

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