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Xochimilco, Mexico

Xochimilco, Mexico “We travel because we need to because distance and difference are the secret tonics to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything.” Jonah Leher Lake Xochimilco is a system of canals. It was the main transportation for goods from […]


FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts. It even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you – it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave […]

Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

“Travel leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City This museum has made my top three favourite things to see in Mexico City. It is located within Chapultepec Park and is almost 20 acres. The museum is considered to be one of the comprehensive and impressive in […]

National Palace

National Palace  “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent in the ideas of living.”  Miriam Beard   The National Palace has a grand, an austere appearance. This site has been a palace for the ruling class of Mexico since the Aztec Empire, and much […]

Templo Mayor and Museum

Templo Mayor and Museum  “Travel has made me more aware of me. I learn more about myself while on the road than anywhere else. It’s given me the I can make it happen attitude.”  Jessica Johnson The Templo Mayor was one of the main temples of the Aztecs in the capital city of Tenochtitlan, which […]

Teotihuacan Pyramids, Mexico City

Teotihuacan Pyramids, Mexico City  “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than the newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe […]

Five and a half days in Mexico City

Five and a half days in Mexico City “The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown.” –  Paul […]

Oaxacan cheese and chocolate

Oaxacan cheese and chocolate Oaxacan cheese is a white, semi-hard cheese, similar to unaged Monterey Jack but with a mozzarella like string cheese texture. The string cheese process, originally from Italy, which is used to produce mozzarella, was brought to Mexico by the Dominican monks. The mozzarella was made from goat’s milk. However, as goat […]

ALEBRIJES San Martin Tilcajete, Mexico

ALEBRIJES San Martin Tilcajete, Mexico  “I haven’t been everywhere, but it is on my list.”  Susan Sontag “Alebrijes are brightly colored Oaxacan Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with the use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. In 1936, when he was 30 years old, he fell ill with […]

BLACK POTTERY, San Bartolo Coyotepec, Mexico

BLACK POTTERY, San Bartolo Coyotepec, Mexico  Travel makes you humble and appreciative of everything that’s around you.  Kaylee Pulgar The black pottery was one of the reasons I wanted to go to Oaxaca. I had seen some of the pottery in other places and loved it. I made sure I brought plenty of pesos with […]