San Cristobal de las Casas
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Mexico City has a reputation for being dangerous but security has improved a lot in recent years, especially in the historic center where the police presence is constant during the day.
These are the 5 best places to eat in Mexico City
Mexico City has a rich past, and a vibrant culture, that's no better represented than in its food.
The father of Mexican independence
The city of Guanajuato, the capital of the state, is a continual lesson in a history scattered along its main streets and the more than 2,000 alleyways that snake up the hills past countless multicolored houses.
Travel through time with a song
I came to Guanajuato in Mexico for the beauty of its multicolored houses snaking up the hills around this picturesque Mexican city. But I stayed for the music and the fun.
Face to face with the mother of Aztec gods
Chapultepec Park in Mexico City has several places eminently suited for communing with the dead. The National Museum of Anthropology is one of them.
Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun leaves you gasping for air
Foreign elements have encroached far upon ancient Mexico. Standing atop the Pyramid of the Sun at the ancient city of Teotihuacan, an hour’s bus ride outside Mexico City, I can see latticed steel telecommunications towers grouped in the distance like alien life forms against the green mountains to the south.
700,000 graves in the heart of Mexico City
In Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park is the Panteón Civil de Dolores, the largest cemetery in Latin America and a self-contained city of the dead within the larger metropolis.
How one drinks good mezcal in Mexico
Thirsty in Mexico City, I recall a poster in an apartment printed with a famous Oaxacan saying: “Para todo mal, mezcal; para todo bien, también.” (“For everything bad, mezcal; for everything good, the same.”) Where, I ask myself, can I find a bottle?
Flying Men and an ancient ball game
At Xcaret, near the upmarket resort town of Playa del Carmen and 80km south of Cancun, I watch a highly skilled game being played.
Mexico City’s mysterious pyramids
The Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan form an extraordinary pair of ancient monuments.