Mexico City is the chaotic, delicious, sometimes intimidating, and wonderful heart of Mexico. Including side trips, you could easily spend more than 4 days in Mexico City, but Chris Christensen’s first trip there was combined with Oaxaca for a great week in Mexico.
Mexico holds an eternal fascination in Margie Moran-Floirendo’s heart, a special place of treasured memories. It all started in 1978 when she opened the Miss Universe contest at the Plaza del Zocalo (now Plaza de la Constitucion) in Mexico City. She introduced the country’s cultural heritage to the strains of vibrant mariachi music, and that electric moment remains one of her most memorable best. In a recent bout of adventure, her sister Lulette, her daughter Gabbi and she decided to return to Mexico and visit the country’s Yucatan Peninsula, provenance of the mystical Mayan culture.
In the beautiful, walled city of Campeche, on the Yucatan Peninsula, the question of how a government and population cares for heritage has recently become increasingly relevant, particularly since the granting of World Heritage Site status twenty years ago, and now a unique new local initiative is taking on the challenge.
Monte Alban is a must-visit site if you’re spending time in Oaxaca. Here’s how to get there and what to see.
The Slithering Serpent and 6 Other Secrets of Chichén Itzá; Melanie Radzicki McManus; How Stuff Works
The archaeological site Chichén Itzá is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist draws. Here are some things you may not know about this amazing Mayan wonder.
Conservation Groups To UNESCO: Border Wall Puts Sonora’s World Heritage Sites ‘In Danger”; Kendal Blust; Fronteras
Just south of the Arizona border, Sonora’s stunning 2,700 square-mile El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve is a vast desert landscape dotted with enormous craters, sand dunes and…
5 Fantastic Reasons Why You Should Study in Mexico’s Best Kept Secret; Stephanie Lukins; Top Universities
If Mexico is on your study abroad radar, you might want to consider the city of Puebla as your number one destination.
They call it “the Heart of Mexico.”But San Miguel de Allende, a postcard-perfect colour-filled colonial city with cobblestone streets located about a three-hour drive north of Mexico City in the mountains, has a lot to offer for the eyes, ears and brain too.
What I Wish I’d Known About Mexico City Before I Went There For The First Time; Jasmine Teo; Today Online
Some famous destinations — from Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum to L.A.’s Sunset Tower Hotel — have banned photography as a way to curb overtourism and encourage travelers to live in the moment. But they’ve had mixed results.
It was drawn up after travel experts selected a list of lesser-known sights and 1,000 UK globetrotters were asked to pinpoint the ones they’d most like to visit.
From tacos to tequila, how to enjoy the perfect weekend in the beloved colonial town.
Where to see thousands of migrating monarch butterflies in Mexico this winter; April Thompson; Matador Network
Watch the trees turn orange with butterflies.
The air is heavy with a marine aroma, and strange barking noises ride the breeze.
This Mexican Forest Turns Orange Every Fall Thanks to the Monarch Butterfly Migration; Christin Parcerisa Vigueras; Travel+Leisure
Witnessing the monarch butterfly migration in Mexico should be on every nature-lover’s bucket list.
While gaining traction as a symbol of Mexico City, these curious amphibians offer hope for healing the human body, but face near extinction in the wild.
Source: Mexico City’s ‘walking fish’