Mexico City: Plaza Garibaldi

by Zora O'Neill on May 28, 2013

Another major hot spot we just didn’t manage to get to on our first trip was Plaza Garibaldi, where all the mariachis gather. The symbol on the signs for the metro stop is a guitar. The plaza had a reputation for seediness, and it’s now being spruced up in that slightly heavy-handed way city planners […]


Mexico City: Beyond the Palacio Nacional

by Zora O'Neill on May 20, 2013

Peter and I went to Mexico City two years ago. It happened to be the week before Easter, when the city runs at half-speed because everyone’s on vacation. We were too, so we just didn’t wind up doing very much sightseeing. Oh, why am I making excuses? We never do much sightseeing. It’s just too […]


Puebla #3: Miscellany

by Zora O'Neill on May 6, 2013

We were only in Puebla two and a half days, which really isn’t fair to Mexico’s fourth-largest city. (Did you know that? I did not. After DF, Guadalajara and Monterrey.) We were pretty fried on Sunday, our first day out, and overwhelmed because it was Palm Sunday. The streets were packed with people. We wandered […]

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Puebla #2: Street Food Tour

by Zora O'Neill on April 29, 2013

HOLY MOLE!!! (Sorry, just had to get that out of my system. The whole time I was in Puebla, the home of mole poblano, I had that dumb joke running through my head. But really? The mole? Hot damn, it’s so good.) Peter and I took a food tour with Eat Mexico, the same wonderful […]