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Friday’s Featured Food: Tequila Ice Cream in Mercado Benito Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico

The Mexicans are great at food and quirky appetite quenching ideas. Hats (or sombreros) off to them for that. I’ve been backpacking in Mexico recently and visited places like Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Oaxaca, Monte Alban and San Cristobal de las Casas. Food and drink wise, it’s been overwhelming! I could write about 20 Friday’s Featured Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Tequila Ice Cream in Mercado Benito Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Michelada and Nachos in San Cristobal de las Casas

Mexico roped me in with food. I’m not a food freak at all but while in Mexico I simply loved the food and drink and the endless bars and restaurants in places like Mexico City, Oaxaca de Juarez and especially in San Cristobal de las Casas. With Friday’s Featured Foods to come on Mexico, it’s Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Michelada and Nachos in San Cristobal de las Casas[…]

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Visiting Agua Azul Waterfalls Near Palenque, Mexico

Mexico had more surprises for us than we could have predicted. While spending five days in San Cristobal de las Casas it became obvious that the easiest way to Guatemala would be to base ourselves there, do a few side trips then get a bus south to Ciudad Cuatemhoc. After our time in Oaxaca and Read more about Visiting Agua Azul Waterfalls Near Palenque, Mexico[…]

Hand of God and Mexico 86 Memories: Visiting Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

Here goes. This is a big one. A big one for me personally. Every single time I hear the mention of Maradona, Norman Whiteside, Jose Batista, Joel Bats etc. I get inspired. The 1986 World Cup Finals in Mexico were my first major childhood memory. Northern Ireland qualified. We punched well above our weight, defying Read more about Hand of God and Mexico 86 Memories: Visiting Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico[…]

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Backpacking in Mexico: Top 10 Sights in Oaxaca de Juarez

Oaxaca de Juarez comes as a pleasant surprise as you bus your way south of Mexico City. In the wake of a lot of air disasters, it was a wise move to use buses in Mexico and we had quite a few before heading to Guatemala. We arrived by bus into Oaxaca and decided on Read more about Backpacking in Mexico: Top 10 Sights in Oaxaca de Juarez[…]

Where to Stay in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico: La Betulia Bed and Breakfast

After spending a week exploring the marvel of Mexico City, it was time to venture south and we chose to get a bus down to the city of Oaxaca de Juarez first. Having spent 7 nights in the wonderful Casa San Ildefonso in Mexico’s capital, we hoped to find somewhere just as cosy and relaxing Read more about Where to Stay in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico: La Betulia Bed and Breakfast[…]

Touring Monte Alban: A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico

When you have travelled for years on end through more “lost cities” than you can think of (Sigiriya, Machu Picchu, Teotihuacan etc.) the idea of yet another one might sound like more of the same. However Monte Alban was a pleasant surprise. Situated on a mountain top only a half hour drive from Oaxaca de Read more about Touring Monte Alban: A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico[…]

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Loving the Relaxing Charm of Casa San Ildefonso: The Best Place to Stay in Mexico City, Mexico

As backpackers we stay in more hostels than we can remember, we change beds more often than underwear and yet deep down there is only one thing that really matters – happiness wherever you are. Imagine my delight when after 2-3 days of travel on buses, friend’s flats, flights and airport floors when we landed in Read more about Loving the Relaxing Charm of Casa San Ildefonso: The Best Place to Stay in Mexico City, Mexico[…]