When Fabian met us in the morning to bring us to a small estancia in the Andes near Mendoza, he was wearing a gaucho beret. Like real Argentinean gauchos do, we thought. On the way to the estancia, our trail ride was supposed to start from, he spoke of 3 different ways to preprocess and prepare mate tea. Our companion definitely knew how to do things the way gauchos do them.
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When we arrived in Mexico at the beginning of November 2017, artefacts of the former Day of the Dead were literally to be found everywhere. The bookshops had tiny skulls hidden behind books, the showrooms for designer clothing had their trendy dresses on skeleton-like mannequins. The museum exhibitions were devoted to the Day of the Dead – one of the most important holidays in Central and Southern Mexico. Continue reading “Mexican Day of the Dead Decorations”
Is travelling by Mexican overnight buses safe? Is it comfortable? These and many other questions will be answered in this post and we will suggest a sample itinerary through Southern Mexico.
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Hierve el Agua is definitely one of the top locations to see in Oaxaca and may even be one of the reasons to visit the south of Mexico – even if only to make another picture of the water pools ending abruptly into the sky. In this post, you will find out what the place is like, how to take the best pictures of Hierve el Agua and how you may get there on a budget.
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One of the best and most pleasant ways of exploring a country is eating the local food. And the Mexican cuisine is one of the best on the planet.
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In a place like Ecoparque Aluxes in Palenque, you may watch the jungle animals in an animal park without being the reason for their imprisonment and suffering. The animals there are rescued ones.
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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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