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The Great Corn Tortilla Revolt

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Before we began our journey in 2013, we focused very much on what our budget would be. It was paramount to the whole trip, actually. […]

Blog, Food & Drink, Mexico

Botanas: Appetisers for Misers

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Who says “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”? In Mexico we learnt different. Botanas are a snack served by bars to their patrons, […]

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How We Love Thee, Mexico City!

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Love at first sight. That is the summation of my feelings for Mexico City (D.F. – Distrito Federal). It is a top class city. There […]

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The Peculiar Festival of San Simón

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The cult of Maximón is alive and well in the highlands of Guatemala. Here, Mayans worship a deity thought to be a mixture of a […]

Blog, Food & Drink, Mexico

What Is Pulque?

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Pulque is the ancient predecessor of mezcal, tequila and all Mexican cervezas. Originally known as octli poliqhui, this morphed into pulque with the Spanish conquest […]

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2 Interesting Moments in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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There was a clear strategy involved when it came to Costa Rica. That strategy involved skipping as much of it as we could, which we […]