When a destination is touristic, it is hard to get off the beaten path. Heading somewhere alternative is not about being cool or bragging that you’ve done something different. It is about stepping away from the obvious, doing something that relates to the essence of the place, and ultimately, enriches … more »
13 gastronomic hours in Mexico City
I’m sitting in my hotel room in Sao Paulo, Brazil and getting nostalgic about Mexico City. That’s how the Mexican black magic gets to you. Our journey from Costa Rica to Brazil took all of 25 hours. Our plan was to fly North to Mexico City before taking another flight … more »
CORN PORN! Everything corn in Mexico
Mexican Cuisine is world famous and many people appreciate its spicy and rich flavored dishes. No wonder the culinary experience was one of the highlights of our Mexican travels. Around the world, people tend to know tacos, burritos, nachos and guacamole as representative of the gastronomy of this country. I … more »
My best meal in Mexico!
You might look at this plate and think: “bahh… doesn’t look like much“. It might not appear to be that special or that involved lots of preparation and care in the making, right? But still, in more then 4 weeks around different states of Mexico, this single plate was my … more »
Lays & McDonalds in Mexico: global turned into local!
You know you are in Mexico when even a package of Lays chips (locally called Sabritas) comes with a sachet of hot sauce! In Mexico, all meals are served with at least one sauce and, more commonly, with a variety of hot flavors for you to season to your taste. … more »
Fresh mango on a stick, lollypop style!
Adults are always trying to come up with new ways of seducing kids into enjoying fruits and veggies. Well, in Mexico I think they have that covered, as they enjoy mangoes on the coolest on-the-go way I have ever seen: on a stick! They peel it for you, cut it … more »
If you don’t like corn, do not come to Mexico! Or do come, but bring your own food!… Jokes aside, Mexicans do love corn and their diet is heavilly based around it. “Tortillas” is their flat bread made out of corn dough and it’s a staple side in all … more »
Pastries all over Mexico!
I have a feeling Mexican people love pastries and cakes… In the big hypermarkets there is always a HUGE sweets section, that make the bread selection look much tinier. Croissants, danishes, “conchas” (sort of milky bread with sugary icing on top), muffins, cookies… plenty to choose from! And the fun … more »