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Mexico Take-Homes: Colourful Keepsakes, Practical Souvenir Ideas

Mexico Take-Homes: Colourful Keepsakes, Practical Souvenir Ideas

The markets and shops of Mexico are crammed with colourful keepsakes. After all the research I did for you in Mexico City on folk art and handicrafts and stationery souvenirs, I couldn’t move on empty-handed. Here are some practical souvenir ideas from my purchases. Unfortunately, being on the road full-time, literally living...
Long Live the Lucha Libre, Mexico’s Wild World of Wrestling

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...
Tacos al Pastor Recipe

Tacos al Pastor Recipe

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. And that I had to develop my own tacos al...
A Guide to Mexico City’s Markets

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...
Price Check: a Mexico City Shopping List

Price Check: a Mexico City Shopping List

Mexico City is super affordable and some things are dirt cheap, making it a brilliant budget destination and a great place to settle in for a while. Cervezas (beers), for example, cost around $1, the same price they cost when we first visited 17 years...
Huevos Revueltos con Chorizo Recipe

Huevos Revueltos con Chorizo Recipe

About fifteen years ago, on my second trip to Mexico, I arrived from San Francisco to meet Lara who was already in Mexico City. The next morning, bleary eyed, we headed off to a small cafe near our cheap hotel that served brilliant breakfast eggs....