Oaxaca Excursions: A Market, Some Mezcal, and Mitla

Oaxaca itself is lovely, but there are also plenty of fun things to do outside the city as well. In one jam-packed day, we tried all of them. Well, okay, not all, but certainly a lot. The day began at Tlacolula Market, the oldest farmers market in Mexico. Our mission was breakfast, and a hearty one it … More Oaxaca Excursions: A Market, Some Mezcal, and Mitla

Puebla: Colonial Colors, Perfect Pozole, and Lucha Libre

I came to Mexico for Mexico City and Oaxaca; Puebla was simply not on my radar. In fact, to be completely truthful, I hadn’t even heard of Puebla before this trip. But the tour I signed up for – Intrepid Travel’s Mexico Real Food Adventure – included a night in Puebla. And so, to Puebla I … More Puebla: Colonial Colors, Perfect Pozole, and Lucha Libre

Mexico City: The One With the Crazy Bakery

Every now and then, you come across something random that completely delights you. Mexico City’s Pastelaria Ideal was one of those places for me. Approaching Pastelaria Ideal, it appears to be just a simple bakery. Sure, the racks of cookies in the window look enticing, but you’ve probably seen racks of cookies before. But step … More Mexico City: The One With the Crazy Bakery