Mexico has a bit of a bum rap when it comes to safety, as outside of a few pockets of high-crime and along the border with the U.S. the country is generally safe. If you travel with common sense, you have nothing to worry about. It is a beautiful country, combining rolling hills, vast mountains and dense jungles to create a scenic adventure when traveling. In addition, Mexico is a must-visit for history lovers and the archaeologist within each of us. Home to the Mayans and Aztecs, pyramids of former strongholds litter the beautiful landscape and provide a deep, cultural experience. Within Mexico are some of the kindest people in the world who simply want you to come, enjoy and appreciate their incredible heritage and culture.
San Miguel de Allende
Great Pyramid of Cholula
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Santa Prisca Church
Dias des los Muertos
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN). MXN is currently 19 for 1 USD. In some parts of Mexico, such as the Yucatan Peninsula, USD can be taken in cash at a more favorable rate.
Power Adapter: In Mexico the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Emergency Number: 911
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One of the things we love about Hispanic, or really any dish, is heat. There really isn’t any better combination than fatty meats, delicious cheeses, and a little something that will make you sweat! We do a lot of different variations on stuffed or baked peppers at home, ranging from more tame versions like hamburger-stuffed bell peppers to dishes like this, which are certainly… Read More
When it comes to authentic Mexican cuisine, refried beans are an undeniable staple. A favorite in any food-loving kitchen, refried beans are actually not “twice fried”, but in fact are titled for their original name, “frijoles refritos”, translating to “well-fried”. Refried beans are always delicious with anything from burritos and fajitas, to simply topping the beans off with an extra sprinkle of cheese and… Read More
Enchiladas are often thought of in one way – the typically beef-with-deep-red-sauce concoction that is admittedly delicious. However, we found that, in traveling to South America, often times chicken or pork was just as likely to be available as beef enchiladas! With that being said, this recipe is our little mix to replicate these awesome chicken enchiladas at home in an easy-to-replicate way! Print… Read More
If you live in the United States, chances are you’ve had Mexican cuisine where you live. Chances are good that the food you had was actually pretty good, and even further possible that you can name a handful of truly delicious meals you’ve had at such a restaurant. The chances are slim, however, that what you indulged in what a traditional Mexican dish, but… Read More
The Yucatan Peninsula is a swath of land in eastern Mexico, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. Rich in scenery and history, this area attracts tourists from all walks of life to both its shores and interior, as visitors can explore everything from crystal clear waters to Mayan Ruins, which cover much of the land in the core of the peninsula…. Read More
Chichen Itza stands as the most important Mayan ruins, full of charm and allure more than 100 years after first being frequented as a tourist location in the Yucatan Peninsula in the early 20th century. Today more than 1.4 million visitors flock to the location each year, to learn about the Maya, to see how they may have lived, to honor the winter and… Read More
It wasn’t traveling to Chichen Itza that stole our hearts. It wasn’t climbing ancient Mayan ruins or taking photographs of structures we’d dreamed about seeing in history books and travel magazines. It wasn’t simply traveling the Riviera Maya that captivated us. It was all of it. It was traveling to the Yucatan Peninsula, in its entirety. Travel is addictive for a lot of reasons, and… Read More
Traveling to the Yucatan Peninsula, we were moved by the beauty of the people, food, culture and history of the region. From Chichen Itza to Ek Balam and Tulum, we experienced the vast array of what the Mayan civilization built over a whirlwind tour that all centered from Valladolid – a central Yucatan city with which we fell utterly in love. This was all… Read More