Mexico City | A little bit of History repeating – National Museum of Anthropology

Mexico is one of these colorful countries that bursts in history wherever you lay foot on. A visit to the impressive Museo Nacional de Antropología, nestled beautifully into the green lung of the city, Chapultepec Park, is a wonderful way to explore the country´s rich heritage presented in world-class architecture. And the best, admission is completely free on weekends! Continue reading

Mexico City | Eight Terrific Interiors that You Must See

I had my first flight ever 19 years ago to Mexico City and I have never gotten anywhere close to getting tired of discovering all the hidden gems that this wonderful city has to offer. This time, I was on the hunt for extraordinary interiors. And boy did I find some… Continue reading

Mexico City | El Balcón del Zócalo

Just around the corner of the majestic Catedral Metropolitana, on top of the Zócalo Central Hotel, lies the chic and trendy Balcón del Zócalo restaurant and rooftop bar with splendid vistas onto the church and the Plaza de la Constitutión. Continue reading

Mexico City | Culture, Kahlo & Folklore

Even though I had originally planned three full-day excursions during my four nights layover in Mexico City, I had to step down from the gas pedal as the tour to Santiago de Querétaro had been more strenuous as expected. Silly me had forgotten sunscreen and my lucky charm hat at home and so I did not only bring wonderful pictures and memories back with me, but also quite a bad sunburn on my arms, my neck and my head. So instead of crawling up and down the streets of Puebla and Cholula underneath the merciless Mexican sun, I decided to stay in Mexico City itself and take it slow. As it proofed in the end, not a bad idea at all. Because there is always something to do and see! Continue reading

Mexico City | A Day Trip to Santiago de Querétaro

Full-day excursions from Mexico City are a great way to explore other parts of Central Mexico and offer a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city itself. It has been a full year since I last came here, so I was more than ready to hit the road once again and explore the beautiful historic parts of Santiago de Querétaro, 213 kilometers northwest of Mexico City in the state of Querétaro. It is also referred to as the “Pearl of the Bajío” and the safest city in whole Mexico with the highest quality of life.  Continue reading

Mexico City | My Top 5 Sightseeing Highlights

A week in Mexico City is still probably not enough to explore every detail that this amazing city has to offer! If you have only one day, where shall you start? What is hot and what is not?

Well, let me show you five things that will allow you to leave town AND have the feeling, that you have made the best out of the short amount of time you had. Continue reading

Mexico City | A day trip to Taxco

Letzter Import – 131I remember my first ever flight to Mexico City around 15 years ago as if it was yesterday. At that time, I was mainly flying the routes to India, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines (yes, we did go nonstop then!). So it was always an adventure to be visiting a destination that was completely new to oneself.

Like everything in life, the things you do at an early stage clip on you forever. And so it was no surprise that my excursion back then to Taxco de Alarcón simmered constantly on my re-visit bucket list. So when I planned our tours for this rotation, Taxco ranked number one. Continue reading

Mexico City | Dinner & Drinks in Polanco

I wish we just had more time to spend trying out all of those amazingly cute and vibrant restaurants that Mexico City has to offer, but with every day packed with fun stuff, we decided to keep our dinner locations (as well as breakfast) in walking distance to the hotel.

So whenever the jet lag coma devil would hit without advance notice, it would only be a short walk back to the comfort of our room. And more important, the comfort of the heavenly bed.

But not the worst thing, since the area that we stayed in belongs to one of Mexico City´s most exclusive residential areas: Polanco. Continue reading

Mexico City | The Magic of Teotihuacán

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View over the Avenue of the Dead

After we had explored the colorful and lively scenery of Mexico City´s street and food markets in this previous blog post, it was now time for the first trip over the city´s borders to one of Mexico´s most famous archeological sites: Teotihuacán.

This ancient Mesoamerican city is located approximately 48 kilometres (30 miles) northeast of downtown Mexico City and can easily be reached by public buses.

Teotihuacán is particularly famous for its two well-preserved Mesoamerican pyramids, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. Continue reading