What wopuld a ferry ride be without Mariachis

Narcos show up in the most unexpected places

Patzcuaro is a lovely city situated in the highlands of Michoacan Mexico. Surrounded by pine forests and lakes, and with beautiful crafts from the local indigenous people, is a popular weekend spot for Chilangos to escape the craziness of Mexico City. It’s just about the last place we expected to … Continue Reading →


Google leaves no rock – no matter how ancient – unturned

“Why bother booking a trip the Yucatan, taking the long bus to Chichen Itza and suffering the 100 degree weather when you can just enjoy the same experience from the comfort of your own home?”

Maguey plants can be huge!

An idiot’s guide to mezcal

Everyone’s heard of tequila, that yellowish booze we took too many shots of once and have sworn off forever. Far fewer people have heard of mezcal, a liquor made from the maguey (a.k.a. agave) plant of Mexico. While tequila is only made from blue agave, mezcal can be distilled from … Continue Reading →

Just the most epic swimming hole ever... Cenote 2

Fun times with deep holes… cenotes

Thousands of cenotes dot the Yucatan. With no rivers or lakes, these sinkholes are the only source of fresh water. For explorers they connect a huge network of underwater caves, for the Maya they were gateways to the afterlife, and for us they were awesome places to fuck around. These … Continue Reading →

Hippies, revolutionaries and everything in between

Chiapas is Mexico’s southernmost state, bordering Guatemala and also home to the highest percentage of indigenous groups. It’s also the poorest state yet produces over half of the country’s hydroelectric power, has rich oil reserves and has seen a government funded tourism boom. The local people, however, see little benefit … Continue Reading →

3 different kinds of mole...mmm

5 tips for avoiding conflict in Mexican restaurants (I don’t mean Taco Bell)

Mexico is a foodie’s wet dream. It has the best food in all of Latin America, incredible service and affordable prices. However, as Kim’s Mexican mom says, her countryman can be a little mañoso (tricky). Come bill time, it often arrives with a few extra surprises. With these few tips, … Continue Reading →

The sights, smells and colors of central Mexico

Puebla has the best tacos arabes in the country….fucking ridiculous.

Love Mexican markets!

¡Viva Mexico!

What images spring to mind when you think of Mexico? Having never been to this country, my reference comes straight from the movies and television. So when I first landed in Mexico, I expected to see men with bullet belts strapped across their ponchos, donning huge sombreros and equally impressive … Continue Reading →