Making the Most of Mexico City
When Americans think of vacationing in Mexico, they imagine sitting on a beach surrounded by crystal clear waters with a cerveza in hand. While this is one great option when your planning your next Spring Break trip, I encourage you to consider a more unique experience. As the largest Spanish speaking city in the world with a population of 21.2 million people, it can be intimidating to book your vacation here. But, if you're willing to learn a few Spanish phrases and navigate the city streets, you can experience all the amazing sites this place has to offer.
Just an hour bus ride from Mexico City, Teotihuacan offers hours of exploration around pyramids almost 2,000 years old. We were astonished by the great condition of the ruins and the freedom to climb a vast majority of the pyramids. At only 70 pesos ($3.50) a person to enter the park, this is a destination that shouldn't be missed!
|Pyramid of the Moon|
Nevado de Toluca
Hiking near Mexico City? Count us in! Our journey to Nevado de Toluca was hands down the most memorable part of our trip. The scenery felt other worldly with breathtaking views of dormant volcanoes and crater lakes.
Try Some Mole in Puebla
If you're like us, after a few days in a big city it's time for a break. We chose to escape by visiting the little city of Puebla. In our short visit, we tried authentic mole, enjoyed the nightlife, and visited the forts from Cinco de Mayo.
Why I Slept in a Hammock for a Week
I had an amazing experience studying Spanish for one week with the Na'atik Language and Culture Institute in Felipe Carillo Puerto, Mexico. Since John has limited vacation time and isn't as interested in learning Spanish as I am, this was a solo trip for me. This small Mayan town about 3 hours south of Cancun offers genuine hospitality with smiling locals and authentic Mexican cuisine along with endless opportunities to practice speaking Spanish (or Mayan if you'd rather!).
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