The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is in the fight of its life to save the pristine river canyon and forest of Los Horcones river just outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
“Caliente!” Juan calls out, and we all duck to avoid the steaming hot pan as it floats across the kitchen. Each day for the three weeks leading up to Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead holiday, Tito Garcia, the stand’s owner, and the rest of the crew, will make hundreds of pan de muerto sweet rolls, as part of the Jamaica Market’s holiday romería.
While chaos of post-independence and then post-revolution societies created inequality, instability and deep scars on the nation, it was also a time of passion ignited by politics, flourishing of social and artistic movements and an artistic effervescence that demonstrated a hunger for expression and faith in the future of the nation.
Fireplaces, mountain views and clean forest air not far from Mexico City — but a world away.
The wine harvest is about timing. The time it takes for a grape to ripen to optimal sweetness, the moment they are cut from the vine, the days or weeks that each mix of crushed grapes and juice sits in fermentation tanks or oak barrels. Timing is everything and to get it right, you not only have to be obsessed with accuracy, but also have a passion for perfection.
Laura Santander believes two things strongly: wine appreciation and storytelling go hand in hand, and more women should be working in her industry. Every bottle of wine has a story, according to Laura Santander, one of Mexico City’s most up-and-coming sommeliers. And the best story is usually your own.
The new Centro de Documentación e Investigación Judío de México is trying to bridge the gap aong sectors of Mexico City's Jewish community and between the community and the public at large.
Colonia Juárez – our 2019 “neighborhood to visit” in Mexico City – was a forgotten district for many years, known more for its karaoke bars and strip clubs than its charming plazas or cafés. Originally founded as an illustrious upscale neighborhood for the city’s industrialists, the area saw an influx of Asian immigrants mid-century, abandonment after the 1985 earthquake, and then fame as the city’s LGBTQ hangout in the 2000s.
Over the past decade, the neighborhood has been turned upside down...
Tamales Doña Emi, a tamal mecca in Colonia Roma, was our first foodie obsession in Mexico City. But really, we were just the most recent converts in a long line of devotees.
For the unaccustomed palate, a tamal – steamed corn dough wrapped in a corn husk or banana leaf, with some type of filling at its center – may not sound like much. But anyone who has found that tamal, the one they can’t live without, knows that it is no mundane snack. Doña Emi’s was our game-changer.
Often overlooked in favour of colonial towns and baroque churches, Mexico’s big cities are the epicentre of today’s culture and cuisine. The vibrant city life here embraces both the past and present, and the traditional and avant-garde, all the while delighting visitors with unceasing Mexican hospitality. Here is a 12-day whirlwind tour that will have you falling for Mexico’s urban splendor.
Mexico City is a remarkably diverse destination full of culture and intrigue. Mike’s Road Trip contributor, Lydia Carey, is an American who has been living in Mexico City for many years, so she has some valuable insight on the top things to do when visiting this vibrant place. Here are her 10 remarkable Mexico City experiences that you won’t want to miss.