Malinalco to Cholula

January 12 – 20, 2019. We left Mexico City at first light. Just like when we were planning our drive into the city two weeks earlier we spent a few days before our departure studying our route – the shortest route – out of the city. Driving through any major Mexican city is a challenging …read more

Mexico City 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

For the last couple of weeks, we have been blogging about all the fun things we did, all of the tasty food we ate, all the cool stuff we learned, and all the beautiful sights we saw in Mexico City during our two-week stay. Now if you are a fan of our Cost of Being …read more

CDMX: Luchadores, Punk Rock, Tequila, & More

December 30, 2018 – January 10, 2019. Today is our fifth and next to the last post about our time in Mexico City. We are going to call this post a Wordless Wednesday – or more accurately a Fewer Words Wednesday since we got the picture captions and all that. * Click pics to enlarge …read more

Frida & Diego in México City

January 6 – 11, 2019. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera seem to be a great source of Mexican pride. You find souvenirs with Frida’s likeness on them everywhere and Diego’s art is known across the country. Along with a politician, a couple of revolutionaries, a feminist nun, and a pre-Hispanic ruler, they also appear on …read more

Mexico City – The Food

December 29 – January 11, 2018. I had been advised before we went to Mexico City to eat street food. Street food is everywhere in CDMX, on sidewalks, in parks, and every time you emerge from the subway. You can eat food from one of these numerous stalls standing right there on the sidewalk or …read more

Cuidad de México Prehispánico

January 2 – January 9, 2019. I’ve been feeling a bit jealous. In the US there were concerted efforts to erase the traces and culture of indigenous populations. Some of my ancestors may have been part of these efforts. But here in Mexico descendants of the peoples conquered by the Spaniards are surrounded by ancient …read more

The Ultimate Plueblo Magico – Mexico City

December 29 – January 11, 2018. México City is the ultimate Pueblo Mágico. Take all the churches, plazas, parks, fountains, museums, mercados, colors, street performers, monuments, historic buildings, ancient ruins, art, and food from all the other Pueblo Magicos and multiple them multiple times and you have México City. I can’t even imagine how many …read more

Fun in Pátzcuaro

December 21 – December 27, 2018. I was going to write something all insightful about friendship, connections, and people you meet on the road for this post but instead have decided to write about the most fun I have had in Mexico so far. Maybe it was so much fun because we were with some …read more

Detour to Guadalajara

December 17 – 20, 2018. We had not intended to go to Guadalajara. Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico, right after Mexico City, and in general we try to avoid big cities, because there is no where to camp and driving a whale like Ballena Blanca is scary enough in smaller towns with …read more

A Volcano, A Pueblo Magico, and Ruins

December 13 – 16, 2018. Finally, we turned in from the coast. It had been getting warm and we were ready for a change. We headed towards the area of my Mexico map that I had created last summer dotted with interesting things to see and do at every turn. Instead of long days looking …read more