Once mutually wary, farmers and scientists are working jointly to save a key ecosystem — and an endangered salamander.
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.
What I Wish I’d Known About Mexico City Before I Went There For The First Time; Jasmine Teo; Today Online
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’
Visiting Mexico City? This Mexico City Travel Guide covers everything you need to plan an amazing trip: things to do, hotels, neighborhooods, safety, more!
An early-morning boat ride through the ancient waterways of Xochimilco; Susannah Rigg; Mexico News Daily
Tour for nature lovers includes birdwatching, lunch by local chefs and hopes of seeing an axolotl in the wild.
At dawn in Xochimilco, home to Mexico City’s famed floating gardens, farmers in muddied rain boots squat among rows of beets as a group of chefs arrive to sample sweet fennel and the pungent herb known as epazote. By dinnertime some of those greens will be on plates at an elegant bistro 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the north, stewed with black beans in a $60 prix-fixe menu for well-heeled diners. Call it floating-farm-to-table: A growing number of the capital’s most in-demand restaurants are incorporating produce grown at the gardens, or chinampas, using ancient cultivation techniques pioneered hundreds of years ago in the pre-Columbian era.
In Mexico City, A Technicolor Borough Serves Up Tasty Street Foods — On Water; Alex Zaragoza; 88.5 WFDD
The ancient canals of Mexico City’s Xochimilco borough are packed with colorful barges, centuries-old floating gardens, and boats selling an array of local street foods.