10 Beautiful Places for Breakfast in Condesa/Roma, Mexico City

Cafe Toscano It is a beautiful cafe located in the same building with Michoacan market in Condesa. It has a few tables on the terrace and inside. If you don’t care about street vendors, choose a table on the terrace and soak up the sun.  My favourite dishes are Chilaquiles Verdes with chicken, Crepa Rustica…

7 tips on how to learn a new language.

So, you`ve decided to learn a new language. Such an exciting idea! You are dreaming about going to a country where it is spoken, communicating freely with people, reading books in their original language and having more work opportunities. All of these ambitions are worth dreaming about. Unfortunately, we often start with a lot of…

Azul Histórico

If you visit Mexico City or you live here and someone comes to visit you, this place is perfect for such an occasion. First of all it is located in the very center of the city and you have all the main attractions within walking distance -( Palacio de Bellas Artes, Palacio Nacional, Zocalo etc.)…

How to stay motivated

As a person who is very familiar with the difficulties of remaining motivated first hand, I’ve tried different techniques to overcome this challenge. My perfectionism and constant desire for self development have always added pressure to my awkward relationship between the planning of something and its actual execution. Mistakes made: Planning to start my ideal life  from…

Biko

I`ve realised that trying to write a restaurant review after some time has passed is very difficult. It seems that you loose the vividness of taste a lot faster than other senses.  For example, travelling memories are different, they stay fresh longer and it is easier to evoke the excitement of those days. It means…

An amazing day trip from Mexico city to Nevado de Toluca

Nevado de Toluca is an inactive volcano which is located about 2.5 hours drive from Mexico city. The last time it erupted was around 10,500 years ago. There are two crater lakes, Lago del Sol and Lago de la Luna with cold clean water. The sky`s reflection paints the surface of the lakes in blue….

How to enjoy life in Mexico City? A trip to Malinalco.

The secret to enjoying life in any megapolis is to escape from time to time. For me the ideal formula is to go somewhere far away once every 4 months and stay there for 1-2 weeks plus fit in a small getaways on the weekend at least once a month. The idea seems luxurious, does`t…

3 reasons why spicy food is good for you

I`ve lived long enough in Mexico to start craving Mexican food whenever I am out of the country. When I went to Russia for 3 weeks I felt an absence of something important in my food life, almost a void,I knew that it was definitely chile. Who would have imagined, that me, someone who was…

Sesame

14th of February 2017, the day turned out to be unexpectedly very nice. My husband, Deniz, and I exchanged presents and he was supposed to book a restaurant. I was hesitant because we had some nice food left at home and I did`t want to go to a restaurant just because it was the 14th of…

El dia de los muertos

The 2nd of November is the most important day in Mexico,  the Day of the Dead, however it sounds friendlier in Spanish (El dia de los muertos). I think that this day is even more important for Mexicans than Chtistmas or New year. I was surprised that here they have so few public holidays, only…

Xochimilco

Having heard different opinions about Xochimilco and imagining what it would be like, I was hesitant to go there. I have enough chaos, loud sounds and dirtiness a on a daily basis in Mexico city so, it was not something special or appealing to me. At the same time I had decided that when I…

Trip to Taxco

Taxco is a silver paradise. It has a long history of periods of prosperity and obscurity. Initially silver and other metals were found in the area and mining became the foundation of  Taxco`s economy. The mining industry  faded away  over time and Taxco was reinvented  by a US professor Mr. Spratling who came to the…