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The best Mexico City markets Discussion Thread Forum

Does anybody have a preference for a market? I'm after the plastic oil cloth and the brightly colored plastic mesh market bags which can fit into the suitcase on the way home. Cheers from down under.

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A walking tour of historical Coyoacan Sarah Gordon

Walking through Coyoacan, I imagine how it must have looked in the early 1900s, when Frida Kahlo was born in the now-famous "Blue House." At that time, Coyoacan was a small country town. Even though ... read more

A return to the city: How Mexico seduces Joe Cummings

I recently returned from three weeks in North America’s highest and oldest capital— La Ciudad de México, La Capital, el Distrito Federal, or simply “ De Efe” for short—researching Mo... read more

Around and about in Mexico City: Tlalpan, a hidden spot Sarah Gordon

As I become familiar with Mexico City, I've come to believe that this city is best taken in small pieces. To try to understand the whole city, one can easily become overwhelmed and jaded by the urban s... read more

Mexico City taxi robberies Discussion Thread Forum

For tourists, perhaps the most serious crime problem in Mexico is taxi robbery in Mexico City. This problem is more or less unique to Mexico City, so many tourists are not aware of the problem. The governments of the US, UK, Canada, and Australia warn travelers of taxi robberies. I have also read several first person accounts of taxi robberies, via the internet and in the media. read more

Mexico's autumn antiques shows: A lot of fun Roberto Alvarado

When I was growing up in New England, the autumn months were always full of weekend antiques shows. This type of event is not as common here in Mexico, but the coming months do offer collectors some su... read more

Taxi driver in Mexico City Robert Donnelly

Entering a Mexico City taxi means entering the special world of cabbies - a place where two traffic lanes can swiftly become three, seatbelts generally are very few and far between, and where there app... read more

It's a man's metro in Mexico City Julie Black

Some of the longest lasting and most useful lessons in life come at the worst of times and in the most dreadful of ways. It's because life is so unpredictable, I suppose. We become all the better for i... read more

The summer of '57 in Mexico City Charles E. Moritzky

We had come down on a chartered bus from LSU with our professor to study Spanish. A classroom had been rented and arrangements made for us to stay in private homes. Classes were held in the morning and... read more

On learning about Mexico: Life in the capital Charles E. Moritzky

I have walked around Colonia San Juan and observed women in small groups chatting and laughing and men leaning against the walls, sunning themselves and talking and laughing as though they didn't have ... read more

Mysteries of the Fifth Sun: the Aztec Calendar Dale Hoyt Palfrey

Tenochtitlán, the great island city, capital of the Mexica empire, lies cloaked in darkness. An eerie silence pervades the vast ceremonial center — the Teocalli or Templo Mayor — spreading out over Moctezuma's splendid palace, with its botanical gardens and well-stocked zoo, across the market places, canals, aqueducts, and within each of the humble abodes in the residential wards. For five full days, activity in the normally bustling metropolis has ceased. read more

Liliana, mi corazoncita Bruce McGovern

Corazoncita, or little heart, is a Mexican expression of affection, similar to 'sweetheart'. This is a story of my first visit to Mexico, and how a sweet, little Mexican girl became mi corazonci... read more

A three mile stroll through Mexican history Allan Cogan

I’m going to sound like something of a museum freak – which I’m definitely not. There’s a limit to the amount of "tourism" I can handle when I’m travelling. My strict ration is one castle, or one cathedral or one stately home per day. All of which is my way of saying that by far the classiest, the biggest and the most elegant museum I’ve ever seen is in Mexico City - The National Museum of Anthropology. read more

Maldita Vecindad y Los Hijos del Quinto Patio Anthony Wright

A riotous image of a storm of people bolting down a wide Mexico City avenue, in the midst of a live Maldita Vecindad rock performance from the back of a moving truck, comprises one of many memorable vi... read more

The great pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico: Place of the gods Allan Cogan

Teotihuacan is one of the major tourist attractions in Mexico City — a place that’s full of attractions. I urge you to go. It’s easy to get to. There are decent eating places out there and lots to see and do. There’s a museum and a cultural center and plenty of places to buy souvenirs. And if you’re feeling energetic, try the climb up to the top of either pyramid. read more

Mexico City's "apocalypse" has come and gone: Mexican photographer Pablo Ortiz Monasterio Reviewed by Anthony Wright

In the novel "Virtual Light," cyberpunk author William Gibson envisages a Mexico City of the near future where the air is a sooted ebon and the populace wears oxygen masks. It might seem far-fetched, ... read more

The 1985 Mexico City earthquake: an excerpt from "Shooter" Bob Dutru

Shooter: Network slang for a cameraman A book in progress by Bob Dutru Being a "shooter" was "A Job" that kept me nervous, excited, slightly off balance most of the time; kept my adrenaline pumping... read more

Bus from Mexico City to Oaxaca Discussion Thread Forum

I need to arrange for bus tickets for 7 people from Mexico City to Oaxaca on the morning of the 21st of December. I've heard that the "Uno" is the one to take and I'd like to make reservations for the 7 of us in advance. Is it possible to do this and if so, how? And if you're really familiar with the buses, how much?

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Mexico: a window on technology and the poor Gary Chapman

Over the Columbus Day weekend, I was in Mexico City, attending and speaking at a conference marking the founding of the Mexican chapter of the Internet Society. That was a potentially historic event i... read more
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