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All Dolled Up at Isla de las Muñecas

I once lived in Mexico City for one year, and even though I explored some of the farthest reaches of the country, there was one place that I never managed to visit, even though it was right in the city I was living in. That place was Isla de las Muñecas, or Island of the […]

Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro, Mexico

One of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays is Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Held in the beginning of November, it marks a celebration of the lives of loved ones who have passed away. The night of November 1st is dedicated to deceased children and infants, especially those passed away in the last […]

Back to The Sixties: Zipolite, Mexico

The time has come to reveal my favourite place in all of Mexico. This is saying something, as I had the opportunity to travel far and wide in that beautiful country, and got to explore many of its memorable sights. However, the best trip I took over the year that I lived there was to […]

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 […]

The Third Sex: Muxe Culture in Oaxaca, Mexico

While Mexico is a primarily Spanish-speaking and Catholic country due to the influence of the Spanish Conquistadors, there are certain regions of the country that put up greater resistance to the foreign invaders, managing to keep their indigenous language and culture alive. The state of Oaxaca is an example of such a region, particularly in […]

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 […]