Aftershock: How a natural disaster made me find beauty in loss of control

Aftershock: How a natural disaster made me find beauty in loss of control

In the name of food and travel research, this was to be my fifth visit to Mexico City. I had an invitation to stay with my good friend Milton Estrada of Mexico City Urban Adventures. Nine years before, on my first trip to Mexico City, Milton had been my informative...

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When the Dead come to dinner: Celebrating Día de Muertos

When the Dead come to dinner: Celebrating Día de Muertos

Imagine you’re hosting a huge party. Everyone is invited — all the family members and friends you love will be there. Even the ones who are dead. In Mexico, this party is celebrated every November 2, when locals honour Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Locals...

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The complete guide to: Mexico City travel

The complete guide to: Mexico City travel

Welcome, amigo, to Mexico City! This city is full of culture, colours, music and delicious food, and to help you enjoy the best of “CDMX” (as the locals call it), we’ve got all your must-have info right here — straight from our local tour guides in Mexico City. From how...

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The sweet side of Mexico City: Where to get the best desserts in town

The sweet side of Mexico City: Where to get the best desserts in town

It’s impossible to think of Mexico and not think about its gastronomy. After all, the first thing most travellers ask when they arrive in Mexico City is where they can find the best tacos, where to get a nice tequila, etc. Yes, we know we have good tacos and we...

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How to drink tequila like a Mexican

How to drink tequila like a Mexican

Put down the Jose Cuervo. We asked Milton, our local guide in Mexico City, how to drink the country’s most famous beverage like a local in his city. Tequila is the first drink we offer when we’re celebrating something or when we invite friends over — in fact, we usually...

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How to order tacos in Mexico City like you know what you’re talkin’ about

How to order tacos in Mexico City like you know what you’re talkin’ about

We asked Milton, our local guide in Mexico City, how to correctly order a taco from one of the city’s classic street stalls. This is a great question and actually complex to explain, but I’ll try my best! In Mexico, there are almost 70 different types of corn — which...

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From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

One of our favourite things about cities is how quickly they can change. A new delicious restaurant can open at any moment, a new festival may roll into town any season, or a neighbourhood could suddenly become the new “it” spot overnight. Spread those moments out over five years and...

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Photo of the Week: World Cup’s Furriest Fan

Photo of the Week: World Cup’s Furriest Fan

Our feature photo was an easy choice this week. Mexico City Urban Adventures posted this adorable picture to Instagram and we just had to share! If you’ve been following our World Cup contest on Facebook, you’ll know we have World Cup fever and apparently so does this furry fan! That...

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Photo of the Week: Sunset in Mexico City

Photo of the Week: Sunset in Mexico City

We’re not sure if this week’s Photo of the Week needs much of an introduction, as the beauty of this shot pretty much speaks for itself. Taken by our locals from Mexico City, this sunset picture, taken from the top of the sun pyramid in Teotihuacan, is one of those...

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Photo of the Week: Dia de Muertos

Photo of the Week: Dia de Muertos

This week’s Photo of the Week comes from our friends at Mexico City Urban Adventures. These mildly creepy, yet beautifully creative figures (called Catrinas) are synonymous with celebrating Dia de Muertos, otherwise known as ‘Day of the Dead’, a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and elsewhere around the world. This...

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