Posts Tagged‘Mexico’

Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City – Coyoacán!

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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…

Prueba la genial aplicación UberEats en la Ciudad de México con mi exclusivo código de promoción!

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For English version, click here: UberEats in Mexico City Desde que Uber llego a México, ha ido creciendo a pasos agigantados – la última innovación en el servicio es la llegada de UberEats. Aun no esta habilitada en todas partes, pero estoy muy feliz de poder decir que ¡ya puedes usar UberEats en la Ciudad de México! Como muchas ciudades, la Ciudad de México tiene muchas opciones de entrega – pero definitivamente no todas son creadas igual. Para locales, nuevos ex patriotas o visitantes a la ciudad, ordenar comida puede ser una tarea muy estresante. Puede ser que no tengas…

Hand made in Guanajuato: introducing the Ziggy 2.0

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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

Alley completely covered in Street art in Mexico City, Roma Norte

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…

15 of The Best Cities in The World from Full-Time Vagabonds!

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Have you ever been to a new city and instantly felt some sort of indescribable connection? Walked down a quaint street as you saw apartments with signs for rent and began to imagine yourself chilling on the stoop having a cold one with your awesome neighbors? Caught a smile from the opposite sex (or same) and thought, wow, I could actually live here! While the thought of putting down permanent roots somewhere is still a horrifying notion for many of us below, it’s nice to “pretend” once in a while, so without further ado,  here is a selection of 15 of the best…

Mexico’s Almost Best Kept Secret – Isla Holbox!

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There aren’t many places in the world these days that can be dubbed veritable paradises, but, I’ve just been to one, Isla Holbox (pronounced Hole-Bosh). Ever since the creation of Cancun in the 1970s by the Mexican Government and some hoteliers, the Mayan Riviera has exploded with tourism, now stretching more than 80 miles (130 km) south to the picturesque Mayan Ruins of Tulum (which has become a small city itself after a major boon in foreign/local investment). While places like Playa Del Carmen (fastest growing city in North America) allure vacation goers looking for more of an “adventurous” vacation…

Ridin’ Dirty in The Yucatan with Matt Karsten from The Expert Vagabond!

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Last week I got to do one of my favorite things in the world, climb onto a motorcycle and cruise around for an entire day. I linked up with Matt Karsten from Expert Vagabond.com and Evelina from Earth Wanderess.com and we rented some pretty bad ass Harleys just south of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with plans to ride down to the beautiful Mayan Ruins of Coba. We started our journey at Harley Adventures where the owner Eikka suited us up with our bikes and helped fill us in on our planned route. I was on a Sporster Iron 883, one of my favorite bikes…

Getting Over My Fear of Heights – Skydiving in Playa Del Carmen! (video)

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If you read my last post about my Via Farrata experience in Hidalgo, Mexico, you’ll know I’m a big time pu*** when it comes to heights. I don’t know why, I’m not really scared of anything else. Riding motorcycles at 100 mph, mountain biking down rugged trails with 3 foot drop offs, etc., nothing else really fazes me, but heights? Lights out. After thinking of alternative ways that I could get over my fear of heights without shelling out for a psychiatrist, I decided, I should probably just stare the devil in the face, and what better way to get over my fear…