• America,  Mexico,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    Pyramids of the Sun and Moon in Teotihuacán (Mexico)

    Here is a great short travel notebook to quickly show you the pyramids we saw in Teotihuacán. Along with Palenque, Calakmul and Uxmal, these pyramids are among my favorites in Mexico. Once one ofthe largest cities in Mesoamerica, Teotihuacán is only an hour from Mexico City. The Pirámide del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun) and the Pirámide de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon) dominate the remains of the ancient metropolis, which, even after its fall in the 8th century, remained for a long time a place of pilgrimage for the Aztec royalty. Today, it attracts a crowd eager to soak up the mystical energies that are supposed to converge…

  • America,  Mexico,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    Visit of two former mining towns: Tlalpujahua and El Oro (Mexico): Travel Diary #2

    In the previous travel diary, we were in Sierra Chincua to see monarch butterflies. We then took a truck to go to Tlalpujahua, a magico pueblo next door. It’s an old mining town, also known for its handicrafts: blown glass balls make it the town where it’s Christmas all year round. Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Workshop: Fabrica De Esferas Fimave Despite the late arrival, we arrived in time to visit a workshop for the production of blown glass balls – with a live demo. The tools are simplistic, there is no protection (for eyes or hands) but the craftsman’s dexterity is undeniable.…

  • America,  Around the world,  During the World Tour,  Mexico,  Tips

    [Travel Guide] Monarch Butterflies in Sierra Chincua: Bus from Mexico City (CDMX, Mexico)

    From CDMX (Ciudad de Mexico City), it is quite possible to get to the Monarch Butterfly Reserves by bus. Between December and March, millions of migrating monarch butterflies find refuge in Mexico. If you are there during this period, do not hesitate to make the trip. Organized tours can be very expensive (for almost the same program as us, an agency gave us a quote at 2600MXN/person including transportation & entrance fees, one night in a hotel – without food). With our independent program, you can get there for 1750MXN/person ALL INCLUDED (2 days, 1 night, departing from Mexico City). The reserves of monarch butterflies are numerous in the state…

  • America,  Around the world,  Mexico,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    We visited a Monarch Butterfly Reserve in Mexico – Sierra Chincua #1

    We have all seen on television or on social networks, a video or a photo of thousands of monarch butterflies resting on tree branches. I didn’t think I would ever be able to admire this spectacle one day, thinking it was deep in an inaccessible forest. But the dream came true because we were able to see them in Mexico, where we are present at the right season. Excellent timing. To explain the phenomenon: every year, around November, the winter migration of monarch butterflies begins: they come from Canada and the United States and land quietly in Mexico, between the state of Michoacan and the state of Mexico. These small…

  • America,  Mexico,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    Mexico City or Ciudad de México (Mexico): Travel diary

    I know it’s totally unfair to summarize Mexico City in a few lines, but I don’t have much time to give you a long post. We met N., a French expat who spent +20 years at CDMX. So we were able to visit with her MERCADO SAN JUAN Here you can find all kinds of insects – edible: spiders, worms, ants… there’s even lion meat! The locals go there especially to taste the ceviche (there is a very famous restaurant there), the tourists go there especially to take pictures. They also sell edible flowers <3 <3 MERCADO LA CIUDADELA This craft market is the best place to admire the works…

  • America,  Around the world,  Mexico,  TDM

    Evening of Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) at the Arena Mexico (Mexico)

    In Oaxaca, Mexico, I discovered Lucha Libre, the “Mexican wrestling”, which isn’t to be missed. If in Oaxaca, there are 2 or 3 Lucha Libre evenings per month with a few hundred spectators, it is very different in Mexico City. Here there are several performances a week and the temple of the Lucha Libre is called the Arena Mexico. Luckily, this Arena is only a 5 minute walk from our Airbnb. Arena Mexico City The Arena Mexico is simply the largest hall of Lucha Libre, it can accommodate up to 17,500 spectators! It hosts fights 3 days a week : Tuesday from 7:30 pm Friday from 8:30 pm Sundays from…

  • America,  Around the world,  Mexico,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    Attend a soccer match at the mythical Estadio Azteca in Mexico City (Mexico)

    After Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Argentina, Colombia and Canada, Mexico is the 9th country where I will attend a soccer match. Mexico City being a huge city, there are no less than 3 clubs playing in the Mexican first division: Club America Cruz Azul Pumas of the UNAM The 3 clubs of the capital are part of the big four of the championship completed by Chivas, the club of Guadalajara With only 2 weeks left in Mexico City and already having a busy schedule for next weekend, this Saturday is the only day I will have the opportunity to attend a game. That day, Cruz Azul and Pumas are…

  • Mexico,  Others

    Viva Aerobus: boarding pass, tax for non-residents

    When we booked our flight from Mexico City to Las Vegas via the airline Viva Aerobus, there were two pieces of information that were a little anxious. A tax for non-residents A message indicated that non-residents would have to pay a tax at the counter. I couldn’t find any information on the amount of this tax. In the end, we had nothing to pay on our international flight. I don’t know what the situation is regarding domestic flights. The boarding pass When you try to do the checkin online, it is clearly indicated that you must absolutely have your boarding pass (having printed or downloaded it) otherwise you will have…

  • America,  Around the world,  Country Guides,  During the World Tour,  Mexico,  TDM,  Tips

    Oaxaca (Mexico): What to do? What to visit in 4 or 6 days?

    After the Yucatan Peninsula, we wanted to rest for a while in the Oaxaca region, before continuing to CDMX (Mexico City). The colonial Oaxaca city of Juárez was chosen as a base because not only is it pretty, but also we will have a decent Internet connection. As we are digital nomads, we stayed there for 1 month, but the program below can be done in 7 days, taking plenty of your time. There isn’t much information about Oaxaca de Juárez, so this article will serve as both a travel journal and a practical guide, so that you can enjoy Oaxaca as much as we do: How to get to…

  • America,  Around the world,  Mexico,  TDM

    Discovery of the fights of Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) in Oaxaca

    If you wish to discover Lucha Libre in Mexico City without having to manage the logistics of tickets and travel, Viator offers several turnkey excursions. See the Viator excursions. During our travels, I try to attend popular sports events in the country where I am. In Mexico there is obviously soccer (I’ll try to attend a game in Mexico City) and just behind it is the Lucha Libre. Unknown in France, Lucha Libre is the equivalent of American wrestling. Mexicans are fans of it! In Mexico City, Lucha Libre’s performances can be played in arenas of several thousand people. In Oaxaca, although very popular, it is still quite homemade, I…