Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City – Centro Historico!

The historic center of Mexico City, Centro Historico, or just “Centro,” is an area of Mexico City that must be seen to be believed. There is a reason it was the New York Times #1 place to visit in the entire world in 2016. In some ways and in some parts, it has the feel of Europe’s famous capital cities and you could easily imagine that you are in the historic sections of Paris or London as you enjoy a coffee in front of 16th century buildings on a quaint, tucked-away street.  But at the same time, there is no…

Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City – Coyoacán!

Like the other Mexico City neighborhoods I’ve profiled like Roma Norte, Condesa, Polanco and Juarez, Villa Coyoacán (often referred to as the historic center) has a definite personality which makes it stand apart from the rest.  In this case, the vibe is similar to that of Colonia Roma Norte in terms of its quirky and intellectual tendencies blended with the independent character that comes from the area’s history as a village separate from the larger city that now surrounds it. Coyoacán dates back to the early 16th century when it was established as the first capital of New Spain, and…

The Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City – Juarez!

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Like other neighborhoods in transition, Colonia (or neighborhood) Juarez (not to be confused with Ciudad Juarez) has a very diverse personality that is hard to characterize. Juarez is home to the Zona Rosa – the business and cultural hub of Mexico City’s LGBTTI community, and also to “Little Seoul,” the heart of the city’s growing Korean population. The people who live, work and play here represent the broadest cross-section of Mexico City’s population – wealthy and poor, hip and traditional, local and foreigner. Sex shops and high-end hotels can be found within steps of each other, as can pizza joints…

Try Awesome UberEats in Mexico City With My Exclusive Coupon Code!

Para version Espanol, haz click aqui: UberEats en la Ciudad de Mexico Since Uber came to Mexico, it has been growing by leaps and bounds – Uber’s latest service innovation is the introduction of UberEats. It isn’t available everywhere yet, but I am happy to say that you can now use UberEats in Mexico City! Like most cities, Mexico City has lots of delivery options – but they definitely are not all created equal. For new expats or visitors to the city, ordering food can be a fairly stressful undertaking. You might not have any idea of what restaurant options…

Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City – Condesa!

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The Condesa neighborhood combines some of the best features of Roma Norte and Polanco.   Like Polanco, Condesa is beautiful to look at with its tree-lined streets and parks, art-deco architecture, high-end bars, designer stores and boutique hotels. But, Condesa definitely shares a cool vibe with Roma Norte – its cafes, bookstores, galleries and shops attract the young professionals, students and artists who live and play in Condesa. This split personality can be linked to the fact that after decades of decline the area has been gentrified since the late 90s. There is a lot to see and do in this…

Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City – Polanco!

I’ve said it before and I will say it again – I love Mexico City. One of the things that I find so exciting about this sprawling metropolis is the diversity of its neighborhoods, or “colonias.” In a previous post about the best neighborhoods in Mexico City, I wrote about Roma Norte – definitely one of my favorite colonias with its cool, Brooklyn vibe and where I spend most of my time. But, if your tastes lean more towards high-end rather than hip, Polanco is the place to see and to be seen. Polanco is sometimes referred to as the Beverly Hills…

Hand made in Guanajuato: introducing the Ziggy 2.0

Over the past few years, you can say I’ve taken more than a liking to Mexico, it’s more of a love affair. Although it’s great that its convenient location makes for quick flights from the US, and its never-ending options for delectable grub, there’s so much more to love about this country aside from the obvious. Yes, the beach resorts are nice, but the Mexican interior has some serious soul to it too. Here, the people are real and genuine, and its buildings radiate an elegance that can’t be matched by modern all-inclusive resorts in places like Playa del Carmen. If…

A Secret Neighborhood in The Heart of Mexico City: La Romita

Anyone who travels should make raw wandering a part of their itinerary. Sure, world-class attractions like the Louvre, Christ The Redeemer, and Liberty Bell (skip the Liberty Bell) should be planned to be seen when in major touristic destinations, don’t forget to just walk out of your accommodation…and keep going. In an age when there is more raw information about any topic than one mere human could possibly absorb, we often get caught up in the noise that we read online and social media about what we should see or do. But, when you make the conscious decision to power down (where’s…