The Road North

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From San Miguel it was time for us to head north, back to the States. It was three 200 mile days to the border, which is way at the extreme for us. In Mexico, even with toll highways, we only average thirty miles an hour including stops. The first two … Read More

Hidalgo’s Grito

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Up the road a bit from San Miguel de Allende is Dolores Hidalgo. Father Miguel Hidalgo, back in 1810, gave a speech from the front steps of this church that would spark the Mexican War of Independence. Every year, throughout Mexico, on Independence Day, mayors throughout Mexico stand in their … Read More

San Miguel de Allende

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We left Teotihuacan and drove north to San Miguel for a few days. SMA is a ridiculously photogenic city—colorful people, colorful buildings, and an iconic church with a plaza out front that sucks everybody in. The lady running this machine saw the kids watching and quickly rolled a couple tortillas … Read More

Xochimilco

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We’ve known forever about this town/neighborhood/borough just a little ways out of downtown Mexico City called Xochimilco. It’s famous for its man-made canals built thousands of years ago when Mexico City was still a lake. On Sunday the families of Mexico City flood down there to hop on the trajineras … Read More

Frida

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Our favorite Mexican in history, Frida Kahlo. No Mexico City stay of ours is complete without a visit to Frida’s house, Casa Azul. And, obviously, we’re not alone. Fortunately, we bought tickets in advance. When trying to teach a young girl to be strong, smart, independent, unique, creative, and self-confident, … Read More

Around DF

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Police are everywhere in Mexico City (DF), all the time, and every once in a while you walk along into a scene like this. Not having a clue what is going on, we tend to simply turn around and find a different way to get where we’re going. Despite, or … Read More

Cops and Hawkers

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About two blocks west of the Zocalo in the Centro Historic neighborhood of Mexico City the sidewalk markets start up. Somehow, these are totally illegal, but they run all day long despite cops being all over the place. Kids with walkie-talkies stand on street corners, some up in the air … Read More

Mexican Religion

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Who knows, it could be their calling in life. Somehow we keep ending up at the only places in Mexico with rules. We went to the amusement park inside Chapultepec Park (think Central Park) and were told we couldn’t bring our camera in, so we took Ouest’s and didn’t use … Read More

Diego Rivera

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A couple more days of just wandering the streets of Mexico City. Every few blocks there seems to be a Diego Rivera mural to go see. My kids’ fidget spinners. I’m looking for a business partner to help me with distribution in the U.S. Another fidget spinner. The guy says … Read More

Lucha Libre

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A couple random days in Mexico City. We already had plans to go to the Lucha Libre (wrestling) match that night, so when we went to the park in the afternoon and spotted a autograph signing going on at a wrestler owned torta restaurant, how could we resist? Before we … Read More

La Condesa

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Zip-lining using whatever few toys they can scrounge up. When we leave our home behind, we travel light. The kids each packed their small backpacks with books and toys. It’s not much to entertain them for a month, which leaves them to get creative. We were all excited for Laura … Read More

Temples Old and New

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A lot of people who visit Mexico City stay in the outlying neighborhoods, but we always prefer to be right in Centro. We walk out the door and are immediately surrounded by interesting history, food, architecture, and people. After a couple of weeks in big cities we start to pine … Read More