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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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Chapultepec Castle


The LatinoAmericana building stands alone in the Old Town Centro area of Mexico City. We’ve got a great view of it just a couple blocks from our condo, but we also enjoy popping up to the top for the view whenever we are here. Not sure how Mexico City ended … Read More

City Life


We left the Airstream behind at the campground and headed into Mexico City. As much as we love bringing our own home with us everywhere, there are just some places where that isn’t possible. Now, if someone would open up a campground in downtown DF (Distrito Federal), I’d be grateful, … Read More



Just on the edge of Pátzcuaro is a nice little hike to an overlook with a beautiful view of the lake and Isla Janitzio out in the middle. Back on the road after a few weeks in Pátzcuaro. It was right about here when our brakes went out again (by out, … Read More

When Good Times Go Bad


Sometimes I marvel at how well our kids get along. They tend to have one fight per day, lasting about five minutes, and the other 23 hours and 55 minutes are spent within five feet of each other, playing, laughing, and sleeping. We try and make them a picture book … Read More