This week we went to Chichen Itza, and as expected, the ancient Mayan ruins lived up to the hype. One unexpected thing: the people watching was nearly as good as the monument watching. We arrived to Chichen Itza shortly after it opened and spent two […]
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Mexico Travel Journal Weeks 6 & 7: Morelia, Mariposas and Montezuma’s Revenge
“I am so sick to my stomach. All I want to eat is KFC or McDonalds,” said no one ever. Well, not quite.
I Love Mexico City. Let Me Tell You Why.
On our recent visit to Mexico City, I fell in love with the metropolis. Mexico City has a reputation for crime, pollution and chaos and isn’t thought of as a premier travel destination. This is a shame. Let me tell you why. 1. Mexico City is […]
Mexico Travel Journal Week 5: Puebla and the The Accidental Fiesta
When traveling, it is often the unexpected and serendipitous events that really make a trip. Before leaving home, most travelers have a pretty good idea what sites they will see, what monuments they will photograph, what beaches they will lounge on. We have no idea, […]
Mexico City Street Photography in Black & White
Mexico City is a street photography paradise. Before I came to this megalopolis, I assumed it would be difficult to shoot in the streets because, you know, Mexico. It has a bad reputation.
Mexico Travel Journal Week 4: Pyramids, Mariachi, Fiesta and Love at 2nd Sight
I have no idea how we are going to top last week. We started in Mexico City, where we visited the incredible pre-Columbian site of Teotihuacan, home of the 3rd highest pyramid in the world, were serenaded by Mariachi’s in Plaza Garibaldi and traveled to […]
Photo Essay: Hiking The Copper Canyon
When I told people we were starting our trip in the Copper Canyon in Mexico, most people gazed off into the distance, cocked their head to one side and said, “Which beach is that?”
Mexico Travel Journal Week 3, from Peace to Pandamonium
On Friday we left La Paz, a city on the Baja that means “peace” in Spanish, and flew to a city of 25 million people, named Mexico City. Mexico City translates to “big ass chaotic city” in Spanish. Don’t believe me? Look it up.
The Mexico City Zombie Apocalypse
I recently learned that when the inevitable zombie apocalypse occurs, which is sooner than you think, I will be among the first to die.
Is Mexico Safe?
Is Mexico safe? This is the big question people have before making a trip to Mexico, or for nervous relatives who have a family member taking a trip south of the border.
Photo Essay: Views from El Chepe, the Copper Canyon Train
The Chihuahua-Pacific Railroad, also known as El-Chepe or the Copper Canyon train, is one of the most scenic and spectacular train journeys in the world.
Mexico Travel Journal Week 2, From the Sierra to Spring Break
After two weeks in Mexico, one thing is readily apparent – I will have to watch what I eat or the locals are going to start calling me “El Gordo.”