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Taxco Guerrero Has a Level 4 Safety Warning. I Went Anyway.

Taxco, Guerrero is such a picture-perfect town that you’d never expect it to be dangerous. But sure enough, there it was on the U.S. State Department website: “Do not travel due to crime”. Immediately, I second-guessed my plans and wondered, is Taxco safe? Just a few years ago, Taxco was a popular side trip from …

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7 Tips to Turn Mexico City from “Meh” to Amazing

I didn’t love Mexico City the first time I went there. It was totally fine — I didn’t dislike it and I’m glad I went — but it didn’t feel special. It didn’t live up to the very high commendations that the rest of the world gave it. I didn’t understand: it’s a world-class city …

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Mexican Sandwich

“Beans again?” It’s a phrase my husband’s uttered over and over again throughout quarantine, today’s remark coming with an extra ounce of frustration. I’ve made beans practically every night for dinner, half for nutrition and half to work around grocery store limits. But this pot of beans isn’t for dinner, it’s for breakfast. It’s yet …

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A Puebla Itinerary: You Need More Than a Puebla Day Trip to Do it Right

Puebla falls into an awkward category, with just a little too much to squeeze in on a day trip from Mexico City but not quite enough to merit a dedicated trip of its own.  You can see it all in one very long day, but even that requires you to spend the night so you don’t miss …

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Teotihuacan at Night: Is Experiencia Nocturna Tactful or Tacky?

Even though I’ve been to Teotihucan before, I couldn’t pass up a return visit to see the pyramids of Teotihucan at night. Walking down the Avenue of the Dead under a star-filled sky sounded awe-inspiring and I have to admit that the thought of floodlit pyramids sounded pretty. Besides, Teotihuacan was the highlight of my …

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What You Need to Know About the Mexico City Pyramids

The Mexico City pyramids of Teotihuacan are one of the most popular attractions in the area and a can’t miss attraction for most visitors. Walking through this UNESCO World Heritage Site is like traveling back in time, since the ancient city still holds its grandeur. It’s just 30 miles northeast of the capital and is …

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Piedra Herrada, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary You’ve Never Heard Of

It was the butterflies that prompted our visit to Mexico. I could only dream of millions of monarch butterflies fluttering around us — so many you don’t know where to look. But for a few months each winter, it’s not a dream. It’s a reality, at least at Piedra Herrada Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary near Valle …

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