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Souvenir Of The Week: Bolsas De Mandados From Mexico

Souvenir Of The Week: Bolsas De Mandados From Mexico May 8th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Bolsas de mandados translates to "errand bags," and they were fixtures at Mexican markets long before the BYO grocery-bag trend arrived on this side of the border. You see styles all over Mexico (and online), especially multicolored mesh bags, some with the image of the Virgen de Guadalupe. But the less-touristy score is a cheap, solid-color canvas or vinyl tote with plastic piping and handles,...

Mexico: Safer But Not Safe Says Travel Warning

Mexico: Safer But Not Safe Says Travel Warning Nov 27th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Troubled with crime, Mexico has been on the bad list of places to visit for quite some time. But the situation is improving. Murders of U.S. citizens are down. Drug-related violence seems limited to isolated areas of the country. But a new warning issued by the U.S. Department of State urges caution. The State Department is warning travelers to "defer nonessential travel" to the states of...

Sustainable cities to watch in 2012

Sustainable cities to watch in 2012 Jan 13th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Think of sustainability, and San Francisco is probably the first city to come to mind. But a new crop of green urban centers is emerging, and they're not where you might think. Leon Kaye, editor of GreenGoPost.com, recently published a list of his picks for emerging sustainable cities to watch in 2012. Some spots were to be expected, like Detroit, with its preponderance of urban renewal...

Video: Mexico City street performer dances to Michael Jackson

Jan 1st, 2012 at 1:00PM: Sure, it might not be "en masse," but this Mexico City man knows how to make his one-man routine work like a full-on boy band. Watch as he grooves to Michael Jackson. We're sure the King of Pop would approve....

New restaurant in Mexico City combines unique architecture and experiential dining

New restaurant in Mexico City combines unique architecture and experiential dining Dec 1st, 2011 at 12:00PM: Tori-Tori, a new Japanese restaurant located in Polanco in Mexico City, Mexico, has recently finished completion. The project began in 2009 as a joint venture between the Mexico-based firm rojkind arquitectos and the design company Esrawe Studio, with the aim to create a unique contemporary space. While the restaurant serves Japanese cuisine, the ambiance is more cosmopolitan than many other...

The Other Mexico: 48 hours in Mexico City

The Other Mexico: 48 hours in Mexico City Apr 11th, 2011 at 11:00AM: All this week, Gadling will be bringing you coverage of the *other* Mexico. Beyond the margarita-fueled coastal tourist traps lie ancient ruins, colonial cities and culinary hot spots. So, leave your preconceived notions at home, and get ready to head south of the border to explore the other side of Mexico. The statistics on Mexico City are impressive. Reportedly the fifth largest urban...

Richest man in the world opens art museum in Mexico City

Richest man in the world opens art museum in Mexico City Mar 2nd, 2011 at 3:00PM: Carlos Slim is the richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of over fifty billion U.S. dollars. He recently unveiled his new Soumaya Art Museum in Mexico City. The anchor shaped structure houses Slim's personal art collection and includes works by Diego Rivera, Auguste Rodin, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Salvador Dali. According to the AP, the Soumaya is named after Slim's late wife...

Q & A with Grantourismo round-the-world slow travel bloggers

Q & A with Grantourismo round-the-world slow travel bloggers Nov 24th, 2010 at 2:00PM: With all the holiday travel madness just beginning, sometimes it's nice to take a breath and think about taking travel more slowly. I recently had a chance to meet up with blogger Lara Dunston and her photographer-writer husband, Terence Carter, of the round-the-world travel project and blog, Grantourismo while they were traveling through Istanbul. Lara and Terence hosted me at their fabulous...

On the Aztec Trail in Mexico City

On the Aztec Trail in Mexico City Nov 7th, 2010 at 12:00PM: This piece was written by Red Room contributor Jim Johnston. Although Mexico City gets a lot of notice these days for its trendy bars, hip hotels and chic art galleries, what makes this city really cool has been around for almost 700 years: The city was founded by the Aztecs in 1325, and although the Spanish conquistadores tried hard to erase the pagan past, the Aztec influence is alive and...

Ten wild cab rides that you'll never forget

Ten wild cab rides that you'll never forget Sep 20th, 2010 at 3:00PM: Everyone has their own way of immersing in a culture. Some jump in knees-deep into the food scene, massacring the local food blogs and munching their ways through every gastic adventure that they can find. Others enjoy the philosophical and soft-edged days of lounging in street side cafes, watching passers-by and drinking coffee in the early afternoon sun. Here at Gadling though, we prefer the...

Report: Mexico City a rising tourism star

Report: Mexico City a rising tourism star Aug 19th, 2010 at 12:00PM: The newest list of North and Latin America travel hotspots is in -- and it seems Mexico City tops the charts. According to the folks over at Cheapflights.com, Mexico City experienced a 58 percent increase in tourists in 2009 over 2008-- making it the fastest-growing travel destination. Other up-and-coming Latin American destinations include Mariachi capital Guadalajara, Mexico (really?); cheap...

Man arrested in Mexico smuggling 18 monkeys in his pants

Man arrested in Mexico smuggling 18 monkeys in his pants Jul 20th, 2010 at 3:00PM: Are those monkeys in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? A Mexican man was arrested upon arrival in Mexico City after flying from Lima, Peru with 18 titi monkeys strapped around his waist. While the monkeys traveled in his luggage, Roberto Sol Cabrera placed the endangered monkeys into socks that fit into a waist girdle "to protect them from X-rays," though two of the monkeys did not...

Mexico City offers free honeymoon to first gay couple married in Argentina

Mexico City offers free honeymoon to first gay couple married in Argentina Jul 18th, 2010 at 11:30AM: This week Argentina legalized gay marriage, the first Latin American country do so. Civil unions are legal in Uruguay, but Argentina's move puts same-sex marriages on the same footing with straight ones, with same-sex couples being allowed to adopt. Mexico City, where gay marriages are also legal, has marked the occasion by offering a free honeymoon to the first gay couple married in Argentina....

Travel writer and publisher Q&A: Julie Schwietert

Travel writer and publisher Q&A: Julie Schwietert Jul 9th, 2010 at 1:30PM: Julie Schwietert, known for her work with MatadorNetwork and Collazo Projects, is a writer, editor, and translator whose work bridges the worlds of service travel writing, culture, and politics. Though travel writing is a big piece of her métier, it's not its sum. This profile of Julie is the first in a Gadling series on writers and publishers who have found a way to turn their enthusiasms...

Travel + Leisure names the world's best hotels

Travel + Leisure names the world's best hotels Jul 8th, 2010 at 3:00PM: You deserve the very best. You've worked hard, probably played a little hard, and you're ready to reward yourself by splurging on a much-needed gateway. So, where do the best of the best go when they want to escape? With the help of their readers, Travel + Leisure editors released the 2010 World's Best awards. The lists include everything from airlines to islands, and hotels to cruise ships....

Round the World in 80 Sounds - Latintronica

Round the World in 80 Sounds - Latintronica May 13th, 2010 at 11:00AM: Welcome back to Gadling's newest weekly series on music, Round the World in 80 Sounds. Europe and North America are not the only place for great dance music these days. Increasingly music fans, DJ's and dancers the world over are looking south of the border to the dynamic and growing electronic music scenes in countries like Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. The forward-thinking sounds coming from...

A Mexican traveler's money-saving tips

A Mexican traveler's money-saving tips May 11th, 2010 at 2:30PM: Headed to Mexico on a budget? Then you're headed to the right place. In my experience, Mexican businesses and their employees are some of the friendliest and most service oriented people I've met, so you should take advantage of the freebies they're usually willing to offer to visitors. A couple of years ago I started exploring the country of my ancestors, usually with a friend for company....

Hilton's Valentine's Day deal for Latin America: Do not disturb

Hilton's Valentine's Day deal for Latin America: Do not disturb Jan 27th, 2010 at 1:00PM: Sometimes, the best service is none at all. With the "Do Not Disturb" getaways for Valentine's Day, you'll check into any number of hotels in the Caribbean or Latin America, and there will be plenty of people who will be happy to leave you alone. Check in early, if you like, and disappear for a while, and you can arrange for late checkout, too. Don't get me wrong -- the "Do Not Disturb" package...

Frommer's lists Top Destinations for 2010

Frommer's lists Top Destinations for 2010 Dec 2nd, 2009 at 11:30AM: Frommer's has just released their list of what they think will be the top destinations for 2010. Culled from the suggestions of industry insiders and readers, the list covers every continent, meandering from India to Hawaii, Argentina to Vietnam. Along with listing each place, Frommer's has also given reasons why each one should be on your list of destinations for the coming year. How accurate...

AeroMexico plane hijacking resolved peacefully

AeroMexico plane hijacking resolved peacefully Sep 10th, 2009 at 10:30AM: Shortly after taking off from Cancun on Wednesday, the pilots of AeroMexico flight 737 radioed the control tower to say the plane had been hijacked. The hijacker had showed off a bomb (later found to be fake) and demanded to speak to Mexican President Felipe Calderon. He threatened to blow up the plane, which was carrying over 100 people, and said he needed to warn the President of an impending...

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