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Frida Kahlo's Style

Frida Kahlo's Style

Frida Kahlo`s iconic style is easily recognizable - perhaps, the Mexican painter had the most recognizable personal style. Being a big fan of Kahlo`s art - and her clothing is definitely a part of it - I was quite happy to find a temporary exhibition, devoted to Frida Kahlo`s style in Frida`s Blue House in Mexico City.

Mexican Day of the Dead Decorations

Mexican Day of the Dead Decorations

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.

How to Make Cocoa Powder from the Pods of a Cacao Tree?

How to Make Cocoa Powder from the Pods of a Cacao Tree?

Let´s say, you are currently in the South of Mexico, Puerto Rico or the Philippines or in any other place where you cross at least one cacao tree full of cacao pods per day. Would you like to make cocoa powder for top quality brownies and hot chocolate? Here is what you have to know:

Travelling by Mexican Overnight Buses

Travelling by Mexican Overnight Buses

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.

Animals of the Jungle - Ecoparque Aluxes

Animals of the Jungle - Ecoparque Aluxes

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.

7 Awesome Things to do in the Neighborhood Xochimilco, Mexico City

7 Awesome Things to do in the Neighborhood Xochimilco, Mexico City

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!

Hierve el Agua - One of the Most Instagram Worthy Places in Mexico

Hierve el Agua - One of the Most Instagram Worthy Places in Mexico

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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Miss Palenque on a Trip in Mexico: Pyramids, Jungle, Magic Mushrooms, Waterfalls and a Great Vibe!

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Miss Palenque on a Trip in Mexico: Pyramids, Jungle, Magic Mushrooms, Waterfalls and a Great Vibe!

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!

The Coast of Oaxaca: Puerto Angel / Zipolite / Mazunte - or Maybe Something Else?

The Coast of Oaxaca: Puerto Angel / Zipolite / Mazunte - or Maybe Something Else?

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.

Haciendas: A Must See in Mexico

Haciendas: A Must See in Mexico

Missing out on haciendas in Mexico means missing something very beautiful and an important part of its cultural heritage.

Seeing Mexico through Its Cars

Seeing Mexico through Its Cars

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.