With almost 25m people, Mexico City is so enormous, that I gave up on the idea of seeing all of its sights. It would mean spending hours and hours on trains, buses and taxis, hours I could have spent outdoors enjoying the sun. The idea I had was to keep things slow and focus on the neighbourhood we were staying in and that was Xochimilco. There is a lot to see there – enough for a whole week!
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Planning our trip to the south of Mexico we didn’t plan to stop in Palenque for long. It was just for the pyramids that we included Palenque into our travel itinerary and we had no idea what else it is good for. However, Palenque turned out to be a real highlight of this trip and we stayed there way longer than expected. There is so much to see and to do here – plan at least 3 days!
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We tried dozens of chocolatiers and all kinds of hot chocolate and here are our favourites…
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The beaches of Oaxaca are said to be something remarkable. On this trip to Mexico, they were on our bucket list. Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, Zipolite, Puerto Angel, Chacahua… But what town should we choose – what are the Oaxaca beaches like? That was the question we posed ourselves. If this is a question you are currently pondering about, I hope this post will help you better visualize the coast of Oaxaca.
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Missing out on haciendas in Mexico means missing something very beautiful and an important part of its cultural heritage.
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Having decided for ourselves once and for all that the best way of exploring the countryside is on horseback, we appointed ourselves for a horseback trip from San Cristobal to the indigenous village of Chamula.
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Meeting Mexico started with meeting Mexican cars – our friend couldn´t pick us up at the airport in Mexico City and sent us an uber instead. During our trip trough Mexico, it was the cars that made a lasting impression on us. Bright red, yellow, ultramarine blue – they matched up perfectly with the street colours. Diverse, lively and vintage, they embodied the spirit of Mexico. Strolling through the streets of Mexico City, Oaxaca, San Cristobal de las Casas or Morelia, we often stumbled upon the sight of a beautiful old car, parked next to a house painted in a contrasting colour. We could not but pull out a camera and start taking pictures. These pictures turned into a story, a story about wonderful Mexican cars and their owners.
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