Author: Laura Nazimiec

Mexico City’s Witches Market

Mexico City’s Witches Market
Undoubtedly one of Mexico City’s creepiest attractions, the Sonora Market in downtown Mexico City is a maze of narrow aisles crammed with stalls displaying herbs, potions, caged animals, voodoo dolls, tarot cards and images of Santa Muerte, Mexico’s Saint Death.  There are products for improving...
May 19th, 2010 | Mexico | Read More

Running in Tlalpan Park

Running in Tlalpan Park
On any given day you’ll likely find joggers and runners circling the gravel track that winds through Tlalpan Park, locally known as the Bosque de Tlalpan.  Sunday mornings are especially popular when vendor stalls cluster around the park entrance and runners can purchase everything from fresh fruit...
May 18th, 2010 | Mexico | Read More

Deep-Fried Delights at the Mercado de Antojitos

Deep-Fried Delights at the Mercado de Antojitos
The Mercado de Antojitos, or snack market, in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City is a great and inexpensive place to sample some Mexican favorites including deep-fried quesadillas and flautas (deep-fried chicken tacos).  The market also serves Mexican specialties such as pozole (a traditional...
May 17th, 2010 | Mexico | Read More

Mexico City Eats: Bunuelos

Mexico City Eats: Bunuelos
One of the highlights of a visit to Mexico City is sampling a wide array of traditional Mexican foods, drinks and deserts.  There are many excellent cafes, bars and restaurants located throughout the city, though you may be surprised to discover that some of the tastiest fare can be found at street...
May 13th, 2010 | Mexico | Read More

Mexico’s Mercado de La Merced

Mexico’s Mercado de La Merced
Powders and Spices Mexico City is a city of markets and it only seems logical to begin with one of the largest and most centrally located, the Mercado de La Merced.  There are two types of markets in Mexico, permanent markets and weekly or bi-weekly open-air markets or bazaars.  The latter are commonly...
May 12th, 2010 | Mexico | Read More

The Pyramids of San Juan Teotihuacán

The Pyramids of San Juan Teotihuacán
Ironically, one of the first recommendations I have for visitors to Mexico City isn’t actually located in Mexico City at all, but roughly an hour’s drive northeast of the city.  The ancient Aztec pyramids at Teotihuacán are spectacular and a must-see attraction for visitors to Mexico City. Avenue...
May 11th, 2010 | Mexico | Read More

Greetings from Mexico!

Greetings from Mexico!
Mexico is home to world-class beach resorts, stunning archaeological sites, beautifully restored colonial towns, traditional villages and one of the largest cities in the world.  Vibrant and full of contrasts, Mexico tugs at your emotions and challenges preconceptions.  Anyone who ventures outside...
May 11th, 2010 | Mexico | Read More