Top Five Mexican Cities for Hangout Travel

Churpa sits in lamplight in La Condesa.

In 1999, when I was 20 years old, I flew into Mexico City with my friend Abigail. Between the two of us, we carried $1000 in cash. Our plan? Travel from Mexico City to the Yucatan, spend a month hitting all the major sites of interest and then return to Mexico City. Our budget was based on very vague calculations on my part: I’d spent the previous winter camping on a beach on the Pacific coast, and it’d cost me […]

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SMA Second Best Food City in Mexico?

A plate of enchiladas and a Victoria beer.

  Food Republic declares San Miguel de Allende the second best food city in Mexico, and then goes on to list their picks for best “high and low” eats. I’m not sure I agree that SMA trumps Oaxaca (Mercado 20 de Noviembre anyone?), but I was excited to read this article because I adore eating in San Miguel, and the town is certainly one of the best in Mexico, foodwise. While I enjoyed Johnson’s writing, I thought the article was […]

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