Mexico City Restaurants – All Our Hits & Misses

By far our favourite thing about visiting Mexico was the cuisine. If you're heading to Mexico City then we definitely recommend that you find a way to go on a food tour, because you'll learn things and discover places that you wouldn't have easily done on your own. But even without a guide there are…

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A Sunday in CDMX & Visiting Palacio Belles Artes

CDMX refers to La Ciudad de Mexico... known in English as Mexico City. CDMX refers to the municipality that encompasses Mexico City, home to nearly 22 million people. On Sundays, many of those people have the day off, and the downtown core is filled with people and families who come in search of festivals, entertainment,…

Visiting Zona Arqueológica Palacio Atetelco

Hello readers! It's been a long hiatus, but I'm picking up where we left off, with stories from our 2018 trip to Mexico. My last post was about our trip to Teotihuacan, and this post is about another nearby site. While the site of Teotihuacan included some housing, it was primarily a centre for celebration,…

Torres del Paine – III – Completing the Loop

Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III Day 7 - Campamento Italiano Map (link) | Distance: 7.5 km + 5 km | Time: 1.75 hours + 3 hours The hike from Paine Grande to Italiano is one of the shortest hikes in the park, designed so hikers can enjoy a "day hike"…

Torres del Paine – II – John Gardner and Glacier Grey

Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III Day 4 - Campamento El Paso (John Gardner Pass ⛰️) Map (link) | Distance: 8 km | Time: 7.5 hours We had been gently warned by the rangers that most hikers should leave camp around 7:30 am to climb the John Gardner Pass, so despite…

Adventure with our Toronto neighbours in Mexico City!

In Toronto our neighbours, Greg and Adrienne, also happen to be old friends of ours. Greg and I attended high school together, and so we were all delighted to find out we were living in the same building, on the same floor. To keep the coincidences coming, a week after we booked our trip to…