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The tailor of Mexico City Edythe Anstey Hanen

We turn off the street into an old brick building and follow the tailor down a long, narrow, deeply-shadowed walkway. In the dark interior of every room, I see racks and racks of fabrics, long wooden cutting tables, people bent over the tables cutting, draping, pressing. And sewing machines. Many, many sewing machines. This clearly is a small corner of a street that is devoted to the world of tailors... read more

Moving millions through Mexico City's Metro Allan Wall

For big cities worldwide, transportation is a major issue. Regular streets, avenues and boulevards may not be sufficient for growing traffic levels, so new streets are constructed, old streets re-route... read more

Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides: The man who saw too much Erin Cassin

Exploring Enrique Metinides' images is to immerse yourself in those depths of humanity awash in raw emotion, as the 79-year-old photographer has captured some of the most poignant moments to unfold on ... read more

Mexico City metro adventure: 148 stops Marvin West

As I have said before, Mexico City, to these old eyes, is too big, too hectic, too crowded, too liberal, too much of several things. Mexico City is very exciting, prosperous, problematic, fashionable,... read more

Mexico City's Templo Mayor connects Mexicans with their past Anthony Wright

Despite years living in Mexico City, I had never been to the archeological zone of Templo Mayor — once the heart of the Aztec empire of Tenochtitlan, now located in the heart of the Historic Centre n... read more

Mexico City's Xochimilco Canals Edythe Anstey Hanen

For anyone planning on spending time in Mexico City, the Xochimilco Canals (pronounced: so-chee-MIL-ko) is an experience not to be missed. After a first glance in any guide book, the traveller would be... read more

Chapultepec: Mexico City's urban forest Allan Wall

City parks were not an important part of my life when I was a child. I was raised in the country on a farm which, for all practical purposes, was a park. Growing older, though, I learned to appreciate ... read more

Mexico's lucha libre: Street art in a Coyoacan museum Anthony Wright

A new exhibit running through January at the Museo de las Culturas Populares in Coyoacan, Mexico City, celebrates the "wow" factor of the wrestling phenomenon known the world over as lucha libre (free ... read more

Christmas in Mexico City Edythe Anstey Hanen

The flash of skate blades against gleaming ice. A cold-edged wind that creeps into your bones. The sharp, metallic smell of snow in the air. Winter. These are the images that most of us connect to our... read more

Mexico City's Revolution Monument: Monumento a la Revolucion Anthony Wright

An icon in Mexico City, the Revolution Monument or Monumento a la Revolución is also known as the Arch of the Revolution. It is located on Plaza de la Republica between downtown Reforma and Insurgente... read more

Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes Anthony Wright

While perfect storms have been ravaging parts of America north of the Mexican border, Mexico itself — and especially Mexico City — is currently enjoying idyllic weather, a veritable Indian summer a... read more

Mexico City legends: City of ghosts Anthony Wright

Are there ghosts in Mexico City? Built on the ruins of the grand Aztec City of Tenochtitlan, its history can be traced from the prehistoric past. Legends of murder most foul suggest ghosts abound in this ancient city with its long and troubled history. read more

Mexico's lucha libre: Dreams of professional wrestling Paul Imison

It's surely one of the coolest jobs in the world — donning a glittery mask and playing superhero or villain every night, flying around a packed arena. These are the men and women who aim to make thei... read more

Mexico City Airport Richard Ferguson

The Mexico City airport is the gateway to Mexico City and Central Mexico. The Mexico City airport is also the airline hub for the entire country. If you are flying to a destination in Mexico not served by direct flights from the USA, you will probably change planes in Mexico City. More than 20 million passengers per year pass through this major airport, making it the busiest in Latin America. read more

Mexico City report Marvin West

A sign welcomes motorists to Mexico City, one of the largest cities in the world.
© Anthony Wright, 2011
Please pardon me. I have neglected Mexico City. It has been years since I have told you how much I love it. No need for me to tell you that Mexico City is the financial and cultural center of the country. Strange mix — then and now are many years apart and yet, in places, they are side by side. Fascinating. read more
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