Day of the Dead

For the second time, I had a chance to experience and take part in one of the most recognizable Mexican festivities, Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead.  The preparations are similar to those Christmassy ones, it start weeks before. The first signs that the day is coming is when the pan de muerto, the bread of…

Campeche

Puente= long weekend= trip! Picking the destination semi-randomly, not knowing too much about it, rather than the price of the flight … this time the choice was Campeche! 🙂 Quick look at the Mexico Desconocido (Mexico Undiscovered website) and turns out the region is dotted with ancient Mayan pyramids and the vast part is nothing…

September the 15th

15 de septiembre, the Independence Day of Mexico means long weekend and lots of fiesta. Although everyone is officially working until the 15.09 midday, it is almost impossible to reach the key contacts all  week as most people take the opportunity to make the long weekend even longer and disappear, leaving you with an ¨out of office…

Escaping from downtown to Tlalpan

Late Saturday morning can only mean one thing- indulgent brunch. And doing all the other cool stuff that you can do in the Mexi metropoli that don’t involve sitting in front of compu all day 🙂 A new bruch spot, although not close but totally worth the ride- La Lorena. I don’t even know what…

Zacatecas for the weekend

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, charming place for a weekend gateway in Mexico, look no longer and book your flights to Zacatecas. A town you instantly fall in love with because of its well preserved cobbled streets, lovely parks and squares; concerts, good museums, cute tortillerías and other shops selling locally-produced cheeses, tuna (the edible…

Yo, el Ciudadano/ Me, the Citizen

Bellas Artes is one of the most emblematic buildings of  Mexico City  and it often hosts various interesting events or expositions. Recently, it has exhibited almost 300 photographs of Nacho Lopez. His photographs are super famous and he’s especially known for his city-pics, a must-see for every Mexico City maniac like me. But before getting to Bellas Artes,…

Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California

My dream of attending a Mexican wedding finally came true!!   “NOT long ago, the idea of a Mexican wine tour might have been as appealing as a ski trip to Kansas. No longer.” Baja California (a.k.a. the land of “Camping, Cactus and Cocktails” {NYT}), the land of dramatic and varied landscapes, good food, incredible wine and…

Babaquiles y cumbia

Whenever I am asked what is my favourite Mexican dish I say chilaquiles.  This irreplacable hangover cure which is also healthy (loads of veggies and cilantro) and super pretty (you’ll defo get your likes on Instagram for posting a chilaquiles pic) is the best way to start off your morning (or afternoon). For an ultimate cooking sesh,…

Mexi Movie Marathon #1

Although the Golden Era of cinematography has passed, nowadays Mexico still has a lot to offer.  For the start, it is the largest movie producer in Latin America, also hosting the most prestigious film festival in the region, taking place in Guadalajara. The Mexican cinema industry grew significantly during the 1930s and 1940s. The movies…

Oaxaca: Places&Spaces

Truly charming, Oaxaca has so much to offer. Home to many of the great Mexicans (Benito Juárez, hermanos Magón, Porfirio Díaz, José Vasconcelos, Rufino Tamayo), Oaxaca offers museum ¨patroned¨ by those notables.   Even if you wouldn´t be familiar with the Mexican history, you´s probably figure out that Benito Juarez (1806-1872) was an outstanding person real…

La Lonja MX

Among so many great initiavites promoting the mexican artists, producers and designers, there was La Lonja MX, hosted in Casa Modelo, an old house adapted especially for this event. In each of the rooms you could either have a chat about artesanal mezcal (and have a shot), buy stylish ponchos (PAYS or Carla Fernandez), designer accessories (EMMA MX) , books and art.