Posts Tagged: Mexico

Travel
3-days in Mexico City – A Culture Vulture’s Guide
December 6, 2018
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3-days in Mexico City – A Culture Vulture’s Guide
Seeing all of Mexico City (CDMX) in 3-days is akin to getting your mouth around an overstuffed taco. Eventually, the delicious salsa of art, architecture, history, culture and of course, food, will squeeze out the end, slide down your arm hopefully onto your plate, where it will have to wait for the next opportune mouthful. […]
Architecture
Chapultepec Castle: A Mexico City Must-See
November 27, 2018
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Chapultepec Castle: A Mexico City Must-See
Perched on a leafy hilltop overlooking Mexico City, is Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec in Spanish). You won’t just be blown away by this magnificent estate, it’s luxurious interiors and sweeping views, but the incredible timeline of Mexican history it has witnessed.  Chapultepec Castle is the secret must-see of Mexico City.
Culture
Pumpkins, Poppies & Parkin – November Holidays Around the World
October 25, 2018
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Pumpkins, Poppies & Parkin – November Holidays Around the World
From Mexico’s Day of the Dead to the lights of Hindu Indian’s Diwali, here are the must-know November holidays around the world. A 101 on the origin and traditions of each festivity or commemoration, where to experience them and the appropriate greeting for sending well wishes to those observing the occasion.
Culture
Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
October 11, 2018
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Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
I love music, and I love discovering new music as I travel. That’s why when my friend and fellow traveller Diane requested a playlist of destination-inspired music, I was up for the challenge. However, it took me a lot longer to write this post than I initially anticipated. I knew from the outset I didn’t […]
The Arts
Art on the Street – Isla Mujeres, Mexico
May 17, 2018
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Art on the Street – Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Isla Mujeres, Mexico has all the fine white sand and sparkling turquoise waters one can expect from the Yucatan Peninsula. Not to mention the seasonal whale shark migration, excellent snorkelling and superb sunsets. However, it isn’t resting on its lofty laurels. The Island community also offers excellent food, handicraft shopping, vibrant streetscapes and an impressive exhibition […]
Style
How to Rock a Huipil
February 22, 2018
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How to Rock a Huipil
Try on the Huipil (pronounced “wee-pil”), a boxy blouse usually decorated with embroidery, traditionally worn by indigenous women of Mexico and Guatemala – think Frida Kahlo! These loose, cotton pieces make cool and colourful statement pieces in your casual, summer wardrobe.
Travel
Inpsired! Things to do on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
February 15, 2018
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Inpsired! Things to do on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
There’s more to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico than lounging next to a resort pool in Cancun. So put down your cocktail, back away from the sun lounger and go exploring. There are some incredible experiences waiting for you all over the Riviera Maya and beyond.
Travel
A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
December 15, 2016
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
2016 has been an exciting year of travel, exploring in and around our new base in the Midwest U.S.A plus international sojourns to Canada, Cuba, Mexico and home to Australia. To celebrate a year in travel, here I share a pictorial of our 2016 adventures, including many never-before-published photos.
The Arts
Art on the Street – Tulum, Mexico
August 25, 2016
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Art on the Street – Tulum, Mexico
An urban art project initiated by a local business owner in 2014 was the spark that set the Tulum street art scene alight. Murals of countless styles are popping up all over the Mexican town that lies on the Yucatan Peninsula, enclosed by seaside jungle. Tulum is the current hotspot for those wanting to explore […]
Style
Stay cool! The History of the Hand Fan
October 22, 2015
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Stay cool! The History of the Hand Fan
There is barely a culture or a time in history I don’t associate with the expressive, ever stylish and practical hand fan. Whether it is an ancient Egyptian king languishing in the breeze generated by an ostrich feathered wave; a coy Geisha peeking from behind her folding wing, or a fiery flamenco dancer passionately gesturing with […]