Category archives: Mexico

Market Portraits - Mexico

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No matter where I travel, I always keep an eye out for the local market. Often, markets are prime spots to really get a feel for the culture you're traveling through. A place sustained by and for the locals, the market is to the city what the kitchen is to the house. As a vibrant center of commerce, family living and socialising, it's a perfect place to witn[...]

Slice of paradise - Tulum

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Just a few days into my trip to Mexico, I decided to fly to Cancun, from where I would be heading south to Playa del Carmen, a lovely, yet touristy little town right by the lovely Caribbean ocean. Beaches here were pretty darn nice, but I had heard that nearby Tulum was the real attraction when it came to sand, water and palm trees. We took a collecti[...]

A day without chili is like a day without sun

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Trying out the local cuisine when traveling is one of the most delicious ways of getting to know a new culture. With my obsession with hot food I found one of my favorite spots last year: Mexico! I was lucky enough to spend some time with my Mexican buddy's family, and his mother whipped up fantastic dishes for me every day. If you’ve eaten at Tex-Mex/Mexica[...]

Mexico City - first impressions

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Mexico - this country has been on my to-do list for a few years now, so I am more than happy to be here now and have a whole 6 weeks to dive into the culture and make the most of my stay. My itinerary so far looks like this: first few days - move into apartment in Condesa (bohemian part of Mexico City), meet old and new friends, explore the city --&[...]

Mercado Mexicano

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Mexican Culture is diverse and holds many aspects that might seem a bit odd for westerners. Food, traditions, customs can be quite particular and few places show them off quite as well as the market place. When our hostel in Mexico City offered a free tour of the mercado mexicano we didnt't have to think about it for too long and tagged along to be overwhelm[...]

Sailing away in the Caribbean Sea

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From Guatemala, our bus ride continued to Belize. As soon as we crossed the border we were in a completely different world: People were Black, not Latinos anymore, they all had dreadlocks and smoked cigarillos. Wooden Houses everywhere, crowded streets with people on low-seated bikes. Spanish language was replaced by Caribbean English. From Belize City we to[...]