One of the best parts about basing ourselves in Mexico City is the unending amount of weekend and day trips available to us. There are countless colonial towns, Pueblos Magicos, and natural wonders to discover within a 3 hour radius. A few weeks ago we once again took advantage with a quick trip to Taxco, a beautiful colonial town nestled inside one of the greenest mountain ranges I've ever seen. If you are wondering why the town of Taxco sounds familiar, you aren't alone. This tiny pueblo is known around the world for it's silver production. Although the mines have now dried up, it's still the best place to find silver jewelry at incredibly low prices.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about my initial Mexico City observations (you can read it here), but each day David and I learn and experience new things, so I want to make sure I'm updating the list for anyone else planning on moving, or visiting this great city. So here you have it.
The Ultimate List of Things You Should Know About Mexico City
David and I recently took a 3-day weekend trip to Puerto Vallarta (PV), a charming colonial style town on the pacific coast of México. Puerto Vallarta is a well known tourist and cruise ship destination, but it's beautiful scenery, vibrant culture, and growing eco-tourism sector offer visitors so much more than just another kitschy vacation spot. So if you are planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta, here are our top recommendations for what to see, eat, and do.
Welcome to my new series! Worth Your Time will be an ongoing series on Finding Normal highlighting activities, sights, experiences, and eats in Mexico City that may not make it into a larger post, but are still 100% worth adding to your itinerary. These quick, and easy to read posts will provide you the basics; What, Where, When, How Much, plus a few of my personal tips in order to help make your planning as easy as possible.
So let's jump in!
I love markets. Food markets, craft markets, art markets; you name it and I'm there, so I'm a kid in a candy store in Mexico City where you can't walk more than a few blocks without finding yourself in the middle of colorful stalls selling everything from cell phone cases to delicious street food. When our lease signing and moving plans fell through this past Saturday (don't worry, we are signing later this week), we decided to turn lemons into lemonade and spend the day in the San Ángel neighborhood exploring their well-known Bazaar Sábado, with a brief stop at the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.
Walking enthusiast, and kitchen experimenter currently living out my dream in Mexico City, Mexico.
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