A Year in Central Mexico

Today marks the 365th day since I abandoned my previous life in the UK and relocated to Mexico City. It’s not often that I get to spend an entire year in one place, so I figured I’d celebrate this one properly. During all my little excursions and interesting nights out, I’ve been collecting short video…




Lucha Libre Suplex

The Acrobatic Madness of Lucha Libre

If you ever find yourself in Mexico, you would be doing yourself a major disservice if you didn’t visit the world famous Lucha Libre at least once. This over-the-top Mexican pantomime is not necessarily “wrestling” per se, but rather an expertly choreographed, high-flying battle between the forces of light and darkness. During my three separate visits to…




Mexico Retold – Guest Post

When traversing the path between the predictable and the unfamiliar, it’s common to meet many a like-minded soul along the way, all of whom caught up in the new experiences that surround them. Since publishing my 101 Observations of a Mexican Mega-City, many of these folks have expressed how they can relate to my perspectives, even some who…




101 Observations of a Mexican Mega-City: Part 7 (The Final Chapter)

As I began reaching the end of this observational odyssey, it started to become clear that, Although there is plenty to enjoy in Colonia Condesa and Colonia Roma, the small area in which I reside offers a huge amount of experiences on a daily basis. However, it has also made me aware of the sheer scale of this…




101 Observations of a Mexican Mega-City: Part 6

Mexico City – where 101 observations will probably cover less than 0.01% of the myriad of things to experience. I remain as awe-struck and astounded by this place as I did when I first arrived; there is never a shortage of new sights, wonders, and head-scratching decisions to witness in this ciudad loco! We have now reached the penultimate offering…




101 Observations of a Mexican Mega-City: Part 5

Just when I thought it was getting much harder to think of new points about Mexico City, the floodgates open and a stream of ideas hit me pointblank in the brain. Although I have adapted well to life in the Mexican capital, it still continues to surprise and amaze me in many positive and negative ways….




101 Observations of a Mexican Mega-City: Part 4

After a particularly eventful weekend in Acapulco, followed by an even more eventful weekend in Xochimilco, followed by yet another eventful event in England, I have finally been able to return to my regular routine. Now that I am back, the time has come to reveal another cache of minor observations about this amazing city. I hope…




The Essence of Mexico City, Captured.

Long lists of personal observations are one thing, but to truly get a sense for Mexico City’s character and diversity, without actually setting foot here, the right photographer is essential to make that happen. Luis Arcadio De Jesus is one of those photographers, immensely talented and brimming with passion. Luis was born and raised in New York City, but…




101 Observations of a Mexican Mega-City: Part 3

Since first setting foot in Distrito Federal (DF) on the 9th of May 2014, I have noticed plenty of quirks about the city that many travel guides don’t always point out. In my brief stint here I have jumped from being an unemployed cat-sitter, to teaching English as a second language, eventually ending up as…




101 Observations of a Mexican Mega-City: Part 2

Since first setting foot in Distrito Federal (DF) on the 9th of May 2014, I have noticed plenty of quirks about the city that many travel guides don’t always point out. In my brief stint here I have jumped from being an unemployed cat-sitter, to teaching English as a second language, eventually ending up as…