Month: November 2023

  • How to visit the National Palace

    How to visit the National Palace

    Our experience at Palacio Nacional in Mexico City On our visit to Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, we were immersed in a blend of Mexico’s rich history and art. Built on a site that has been a palace for Mexico’s ruling class since the Aztec Empire, its current form largely dates back to when it…

  • Diego Rivera at Palacio de Bellas Artes

    Diego Rivera at Palacio de Bellas Artes

    We did a visit to the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. It’s so pretty on the outside. We quickly hurried in as rain seems to be starting. This cultural icon, constructed between 1904 and 1934, is an architectural masterpiece, combining Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. It was mainly designed by Italian architect…

  • Victoria beer from Mexico

    Victoria beer from Mexico

    Originating from Toluca in the State of Mexico, Victoria holds the distinction of being one of the oldest beer brands in the country, with its production dating back to 1865. Victoria struck me as somewhat flat, lacking the robustness often found in other beers. However, it was noticeably gassy, which added a different dimension to…

  • Late dinner at Yoru

    Late dinner at Yoru

    For late dinner we went Yoru! Yoru’s a Japanese restaurant is a little dark, and they open till 10 PM. We began our meal by sharing a soft shell crab and unagi hand rolls. The hand rolls were good, possibly heightened by our long hiatus from Japanese cuisine. Each bite was a mix of crisp…

  • Warning on using taxis in Mexico City

    Warning on using taxis in Mexico City

    A Redditor recently shared a distressing experience they had a few months ago in Mexico City, serving as a cautionary tale for all travelers. It’s a story of deception and a sharp reminder of the importance of vigilance in unfamiliar situations. The tourist hailed what appeared to be a regular city taxi. The cab had…

  • Change of cuisine: Argentinian food!

    Change of cuisine: Argentinian food!

    For an early dinner we had Argentinian street food El Fogón De Don Pedro. Love their authentic flavors and warm ambiance. We started with tacos con queso, a delightful fusion of soft tortillas filled with melted cheese, paired with succulent sausages. Each bite was a blend of cheesy goodness and the robust flavor of Argentinian…

  • Horchata and cake at Borona Baguetteria

    Horchata and cake at Borona Baguetteria

    We went to Borona Baguetteria for a slice of carrot cake and a horchata latte. Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink made from rice, cinnamon, and sometimes vanilla. It’s sweet, refreshing, and carries a distinctively comforting taste. When blended into a latte, horchata adds a creamy, cinnamon-infused twist to the classic coffee. The carrot cake…

  • Day Trip to Coyoacán

    Day Trip to Coyoacán

    We embarked on a day trip to the charming neighborhood of Coyoacán, a place rich in history and culture. To delve into its roots, Coyoacán, meaning “place of the coyotes” in Nahuatl, reflects its deep Aztec origins. This connection to the Aztec civilization dates back to the pre-Hispanic era, making it a storied area in…

  • Bazar Artesanal Mexicano in Coyoacán

    Bazar Artesanal Mexicano in Coyoacán

    Coyoacán, an old town established during the Spanish colonial era, is a melting pot of history and tradition, and this market is a testament to that rich heritage. Right there is the Bazar Artesanal Mexicano. The market is a vibrant showcase of artisan craftsmanship. Colorful skulls, a symbol of Mexican art and the Day of…

  • Gong Cha in Coyoacán

    Gong Cha in Coyoacán

    Found Gong Cha in Coyoacán, we hoped to try the unique mole boba tea, perhaps a specialty seen in Oaxaca. Unfortunately, it wasn’t available. We settled for the regular boba tea, which tasted quite normal. There’re a bunch of Gong Cha’s around. They taste like the regular boba tea. Please skip.

  • Dr. Simi Mascot

    Dr. Simi Mascot

    One peculiar figure stands out in the pharmacy world – Dr. Simi. This character is a mascot for the popular pharmacy chain Farmacias Similares. Often, you’ll find someone dressed as Dr. Simi dancing and greeting customers outside the pharmacies.

  • Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacán

    Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacán

    We went to Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul, right in the heart of Coyoacán. This museum holds immense significance as it was the birthplace and home of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It’s a space where art, personal history, and Mexican culture intertwine beautifully. One notable challenge during our visit was…