A hike up Mexico’s sleeping woman

Having settled into a ‘I-could-easily-do-this-for-a-few-months’ pattern of coffee shops and Spanish lessons one day and sightseeing the next, I decide it’s time for something more intrepid than grabbing the metro to a museum or park. Cue google search for things to do in Mexico city – a couple of clicks and I’ve committed myself (and a mutual friend Warren) […]

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Kahlo crush

I think I’m a little in love with Frida Kahlo. Bar her prolific monobrow and flamboyant style, I knew little about Frida’s story before arriving in Mexico city – but her famous blue house in Coyocan was on my must-visit itinerary (alongside pretty much every other Mexico city hotlist). Keen to learn more about the famous Mexican artist […]

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Falling for Mexico’s history

A few weeks into my trip and I’ve realised the first day you arrive in a new location, you always feel slightly odd. The best advice therefore is a) not take yourself too seriously  b) find a good coffee shop and c) speak to someone from home to reground. After doing all three (thanks Connie for the […]

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Food heaven at Hartwoods

Before I arrived in Mexico, I decided there was no way I could come to Tulum and not go to Hartwoods. Situated at the far end of the hotel zone on the jungle side, it’s the one place I have broken the ‘no eating at the beach’ rule for. The now famed open-air restaurant is easily […]

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