Tag: plaza

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Stroll Through Roma Norte’s Parks

    Stroll Through Roma Norte’s Parks

    On a serene afternoon, we set out to explore the lush green spaces of Roma Norte, one of Mexico City’s more charming neighborhoods. We meandered through Parque México’s winding paths, we were surrounded by an oasis of towering trees and vibrant flower beds. The park’s ambiance was lively yet peaceful, with the barks of dogs…

  • The you and me chairs in Merida parks

    The you and me chairs in Merida parks

    We first visited Mérida’s Parque de los Hidalgos. Amidst this vibrant setting, the unique “sillas tu y yo” (you and me chairs) invite passersby to pause and connect. These chairs are designed for two people to sit facing each other, fostering conversation and interaction. A local legend adds a romantic twist to these chairs’ history.…

  • Sunrise Breakfast at Mi Viejo Molino Café

    Sunrise Breakfast at Mi Viejo Molino Café

    At the break of dawn, around 7 am, I found myself in the cozy embrace of Mi Viejo Molino Café (My Old Mill Cafe), a cherished spot in the heart of Mérida. The café, known for its traditional Mexican breakfasts, welcomed me with the warm aromas of freshly brewed coffee and simmering sauces. Mi Viejo…