10 insights about Buenos Aires.

I had heard different opinions about Buenos Aires (BA) before going there. The majority of people said that it was very beautiful in its day, but now it is falling apart and gives a somewhat sad impression. However, the mountains of great meat, rivers of Malbec and passionate tango everywhere are as true as they…

Feel as if you were a hero in the Jungle Book in Tepoztlan, Mexico.

I love Mexico for its unbelievable diversity and endless travel options. You can visit Pyramids, colonial towns and places of stunning wild nature from one day to the next. Although I always complain of how hard it is to make these get aways because of insane traffic and far from perfect road conditions, but these…

Teotihuacan. An easy to reach, must see destination from Mexico city.

Mexico is famous for it`s more than 20 striking Pyramid sites. The closets to Mexico city is Teotihuacan, only 40 km away. This impressive Mesoamerican city was established around 100 BC and continued to grow until declining in the 6th – 8th centuries. The history of the place still includes many  mysteries and more recent…

Eat, walk, dance in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Oaxaca is the most magical place I have been to so far in Mexico. It is very colorful and  extremely Mexican in the best sense of the word.   We enjoyed the opportunity to attend our friends`​ authentic Mexican wedding. We met them by chance when we rented their apartment for a year while there were…

Veracruz. Rafting.

Just 5 hours away from Mexico city by car and you find yourself in the jungle. Isn’t it impressive? We went to the state of  Veracruz in Mexico on a long weekend and we couldn’t have expected any more. To be more precise, we went to Jalcomulco which is a small town which lives of…

A true coffee snob or 6 best places for coffee in Mexico city.

If you`ve lived or spent some time in Italy you are spoiled with really good coffee on every corner. I am not sure if it is a good thing because you struggle in other countries where you can’t find that standard. It may sound snobby, but bad coffee for me is like tequila Olmeca for…

5 giveaways that you`ve lived in Mexico.

  Sitting down for a meal you recognise that there are no sauces or condiments and you immediately feel deprived of something essential. “At least some Valentina please!” When I arrived in Mexico everything seemed spicy to me and habanero (a very hot Mexican chili) horrified me. One and a half years later whilst having dinner with…

How to understand Mexicans (Part 2)

Please read Part 1 first Mexicans never say no. Don`t bother asking for directions on the street because you never know if the person telling you to go straight, turn to the left and then to the right actually has any idea. It may be true or not with a 50/50 percent chance. Most probably you won’t glean…

How to Understand Mexicans (Part 1)

Here I wanted to express my subjective opinion about the people by whom I´ve been surrounded  for the last 2 years. My intention is to try to understand Mexicans and not to offend anybody. I would be happy to hear about your experiences. To be honest it was the first country of 5 that I`ve…

How to spend one day in Mexico city.

So, you go on a beach vacation in Mexico and you have only a one day layover in Mexico city or you are on a business trip. These are probably  the only reasons that you`d find yourself with so little time to explore this marvellous city. One day is not enough, 3 or 4 would…