Tag Archives: adventure

Exploring The Surrealist Garden of Las Pozas, Xilitla

Staircases that wind up to nowhere. Doorways that open to nothing. Bridges that lead to dead ends. All of them surrounded by tropical jungle; vines and moss beginning to encroach upon the abandoned structures, uncared for since the death of their creator in 1984. Seek them out to discover one of the world’s most eclectic […]

Pimp My Ride: Riding the Chicken Bus in Guatemala

Have you ever wondered where school buses end up after they retire from the peaceful suburban streets of their American homeland? Many of them end up not in the local junkyard, as one may assume, but are sold off and driven down to Central America, where they undergo a radical transformation and begin new lives […]

Mexico City’s Most Notorious Neighborhood: Tepito

The first time I heard about Tepito was on a late-night taxi ride to Mexico City’s northern bus station on the way to one of the many trips that I took while I lived in that sprawling city. One of the first things tourists are told when they visit Mexico City (or DF, for Distrito […]

Monarch Butterfly Migration in Michoacán, Mexico

Every winter, millions of butterflies descend upon the central state of Michoacán in Mexico as part of their enormous migration which spans from Canada to Mexico. It is one of the most incredible and mysterious migrations of the animal kingdom, as the huge journey lasts several generations of the short-lived monarchs and scientists have so […]