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La Merced: Lost in Mexico City's Mammoth Market

by Connie Tsang

Mexico city — When I mentioned an upcoming visit to Mexico City’s La Merced, a friend responded disapprovingly. “You’ll get lost if you go by yourself.” I crossed my arms against my chest. “Oh, really?” I said. Translation: Challenge accepted. I love local markets. They offer everything I need in a tourist stop: the ability to explore, check out the goods for sale, and be surrounded by locals doing their ever...

Prose, Island, Vacation

A taxi, a plane, a shuttle, a bus, a car, a ferry, a golf cart - all for this sunrise.

by Kristen Taylor

Quintana roo — A requirement is that it must be difficult to arrive. A requirement is that the wifi be flaky and intermittent. A requirement is hammocks. A requirement is fruit. A requirement is sun bright enough th...

Vacation, Philosophy

Things learned while in Tulum

by Lia Pas

Tulum — After three months of wearing boots and socks, do not wear flip flops on my first exploration of town. Even if it is raining. Pack antibiotic ointment next time. Leather softens more quickly than blis...

mexico, Vacation, Food

goth Mayan oyakodon

by Lia Pas

Tulum — When we lived in Japan one of my favorite dishes was oyakodon which loosely translates as “mother and child over rice”. Now in our household any dish with chicken and eggs is referred to as “okyako”. ...

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