Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico City

I have been fascinated and moved by the Mexican celebration, Day of the Dead, since I attended a Dia de los Muertos processional the first year I lived in San Francisco. So while we were planing our trip to Mexico I knew I wanted to stick around long enough to participate in the observances of…

The Magic of the Mercado

Undeniably our favorite part of Mexico was the food. We could not get enough of the street tacos or the delicious mole sauce. But, it wasn’t the easiest to eat out as a vegetarian, especially when, after eating ordering mushroom quesadillas six days in a row, I reached my limit on having cheese with every…

Unconventional Guide: How to get to Machu Picchu

About this Guide So far on our trip, nothing has required more puzzle pieces fitting together exactly right as our trip to Machu Picchu. Amazingly, it all worked. But not a single place I found on the internet explained, or even mentioned, all the pieces. Thats the point of this guide, to present all the…

Oaxaca Botanical Garden in Photos

One of the things that was on our to do list while we were in Oaxaca was taking a tour of the ethnobotanical garden on the grounds of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca’s main cultural and archaeological  museum. The garden is only accessible with a guided tour and thankfully we were able to squeeze it in on our…

Monte Alban, Oaxaca in Photos

Monte Alban was once one of the largest cities in ancient Mesoamerica built by the Zapotec people over 2000 years ago and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site that is absolutely worth visiting on any trip to Oaxaca. We highly recommend a hiring a tour guide. We went with a teacher from our Spanish…