Author: Beconfused

  • Teotihuacan: Temple of the Feathered Serpent

    Teotihuacan: Temple of the Feathered Serpent

    Also known as the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, this temple is one of Teotihuacan’s most enigmatic structures. Smaller than the Pyramids of the Sun and Pyramids of the Moon, yet it stands out for its intricate decorations and historical significance. The temple’s design is a testament to the advanced architectural skills of the Teotihuacanos. It’s adorned…

  • Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Moon

    Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Moon

    Our Teotihuacan adventure continues with the equally fascinating Pyramid of the Moon. Like its counterpart (Pyramid of the Sun), the Pyramid of the Moon was built around the same time, approximately 200 CE. Smaller yet strikingly prominent, it marks the northern end of the Avenue of the Dead, the main axis of the city. Likewise,…

  • Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Sun

    Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Sun

    We begin the fascinating journey to the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico, with the Pyramid of the Sun. It’s one of the largest structures of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, stood as a monumental highlight. The Pyramid of the Sun, constructed around 200 CE, is a testament to the architectural prowess of the Teotihuacanos.…

  • Prickly Pear found in Teotihuacan

    Prickly Pear found in Teotihuacan

    While exploring the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, a remarkable fruit caught our eye: the prickly pear. This vibrant cactus fruit, also known as “tuna” in Spanish is a staple in Mexican cuisine and culture. Prickly pear grows on the Nopal cactus, a plant deeply rooted in Mexican heritage. Nopal is not only valued for its…

  • Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

    Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

    Our exploration of Mexico City’s heart led us to the grandiose Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, a colossal edifice that towers over the Zócalo area. What lies beneath is equally captivating—this magnificent structure rests atop the ancient Aztec sacred precinct, including the Templo Mayor, a layering of histories that speaks volumes of the city’s complex past.…

  • What’s Zócalo about?

    What’s Zócalo about?

    The term “Zócalo” originally refers to a base or plinth. In Mexico, it specifically came to denote the main plaza or town square of a city. The word gained widespread use as the name for the main square in Mexico City, officially known as Plaza de la Constitución, when plans for a monument to commemorate…

  • The Angel of Independence in the background

    The Angel of Independence in the background

    Amidst the hum of the city, our gaze was drawn to the majestic El Ángel de la Independencia (The Angel of Independence), even as it undergoes restoration. From the car window, the silhouette stood boldly against the canvas of orange skies, a poignant symbol of Mexico’s enduring spirit and beauty, unobscured by scaffolding.

  • Pastries at Casa 1900

    Pastries at Casa 1900

    To fuel our journey through Teotihuacan ruins, we’ve stocked up on delectable pastries from Casa 1900. Teotihuacan is the home to the grand pyramids of the Sun and Moon. We got some croissants, maybe chocolate-dipped palmier. And for a touch of savory, the sausage rolls. We’ll be ready tomorrow! Location of Casa 1900:Calle de Durango…

  • Colorful Alebrijes

    Colorful Alebrijes

    Alebrijes are a whimsical fusion of dreams and artistry, a vibrant Mexican folk art that breathes life into fantastical creatures. This one has a riot of polka dots and hues, a proud rooster with the scales of a fish and oversized fins. I first encountered this in the movie “Coco,” where they are spirit guides…

  • Ice on the streets

    Ice on the streets

    This is a bicycle cart in the Zócalo plaza, selling blocks of ice. These vendors are common in Mexico, providing ice for various uses, such as for coolers, to vendors for keeping beverages cold, or for use in traditional ice-based treats like raspados (shaved ice). Raspado or nieve raspada translates to “shaved ice.” Raspados are…

  • How to catch Lucha Libre in Mexico City

    How to catch Lucha Libre in Mexico City

    My recommendation on how to catch Lucha Libre I highly recommend you don’t go through a tour or Turibus if you can’t speak Spanish like me. If I were to relive the night, I’d take a simpler route: It’s overall more value for money. Uber is an absolute pleasure to deal with. You don’t have…

  • Quick stop at Churrería El Moro

    Quick stop at Churrería El Moro

    Churrería El Moro is one of the most iconic spots in Mexico City known for conjuring up the most delectable churros. The aroma of freshly fried dough dusted with sugar and cinnamon is a prelude to the delight that awaits. The beautiful dark blue and white tiles adorning the walls told stories of a past…