One of the highlights when traveling is getting a chance to do a little souvenir shopping. The experience is more than just the purchase, but the act of immersing yourself into a totally different cultural whirlpool. Markets are, in many ways, a societal meeting point for a town, and so a visit to a foreign market tells you more than just what came in with today’s catch. Mexico City is a big city, and has some great markets to choose from. Whichever you choose, remember to be safe, haggle, and never accept the first price offered.
Category: Local Recommendations
March 1, 2013
Just 28 kilometers south of Mexico City, what was once a separate unincorporated city hearkening back to ancient Aztec times, is now the neighborhood which enwraps the southern shore of Lake Xochimilco and goes by its eponymous name – i.e., Xochimilco. Best known for its canals and for having its own identity separate from that of the rest of Mexico City, Xochimilco is a popular tourist haven and great escape for those wishing to see the pre-Hispanic Mexico.
February 1, 2013
The state of Jalisco in Mexico is famous for the production of tequila, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant. Tequila is Mexico’s national drink and plays an important role in Mexican culture. The history of tequila in Mexico dates back to the mid-16th-century, but the beverage didn’t gain widespread popularity until after the Mexican Revolution.
January 18, 2013
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just a little grommet out in the water for the first time, if you’ve got the board and the hankering, you probably know that one doesn’t just jump into the waves and expect great surf. Though there are many a beaches in the world, the quality and quantity of surf that any one beach produces is highly variable. From beginner to expert, you want a nice point break that’ll peel long and steady, providing you with a nice comfortable ride. Chances are, you’ll also be looking to pick you up and carry you for a bit, so some variety is nice. Bottom line, if you’re looking to catch some great surf spots in Mexico, here are some great spots to do it.
January 4, 2013
If you’re headed down to the southern tip of Mexico, there’s likely something of a shopping list on your To-See itinerary. Most of this, one might assume, is to soak in some traditional Mexican culture, to learn about its great history and to see some of the wonderful natural landscape and architecture the Spaniards helped mold. The Mexican town of Chiapa de Corzo in Chiapas is one great big check on your list then, but if you’ve decided to visit during the Festival de San Sebastian, then you’ve stumbled across the mother-load.
November 9, 2012
Mexico City is recognized as one of the top travel destinations for foodies. The city is famous for its street food and eating on the street is a way of life for millions of city residents. Sampling the street food is a favorite activity for visitors to Mexico City and you’ll find street food vendors on every corner offering up a variety of inexpensive and tasty fare. If it’s your first time in the city, knowing what to order isn’t always easy; here are some famous foods to try in Mexico City.