My favorite thing about Mexico City is the endless visual feast. It is my favorite place to simply roam and take photos. I usually start around the Zocalo or Calle Madero. In the streets around this area you will occasionally see a tiled building. The most spectacular of which is the Casa de los Azulejos,… Continue reading Exploring Mexico City – Tiled buildings
Santa Maria Pipioltepec or simply Pipiol, is a lovely town in the country in the state of Mexico. It is about 20 minutes from Valle de Bravo and you can take a local taxi, share the ride with others and pay about 20 pesos to get there. It is the site of a hacienda that… Continue reading Exploring Mexico – Santa Maria Pipioltepec
Saturday we roamed around El Peñon and San Juan Atezcapan in Central Mexico. It was a lovely day with the usual afternoon rain. We saw lots of Leopard frogs, cattle, sheep and wildflowers. We even saw two cute local kids out picking mushrooms. The rainy season is the perfect time to explore the Mexican countryside.… Continue reading Frogs, Deer, Mushrooms and Buttercups. Saturday Afternoon in Mexico.
The rainy season lasts for 6 months here in Central Mexico and during that time everything is lush and green and covered with orchids and moss. This is makes for some amazing photos from the countryside. It is our favorite time to be out hiking the fields and dirt roads in small towns all within… Continue reading Rainy Season in Central Mexico
Mexico City has several great markets for antiques and vintage items. We found our favorite one by chance when we were in a taxi going to a friend’s house one Saturday morning. It sets up in a park under shady trees not far from the Roma neighborhood. I haven’t bought a lot so far but… Continue reading Roaming the Flea Market in Mexico City
Here in central Mexico the trees are full of orchids. Indigenous folk hike the woods to collect them and sell them in the market and around town. We hike the woods a lot and spot many varieties high in the trees above us. Collecting them has become a hobby and we have had 25-30 different… Continue reading Wild Orchids
Walking the back roads of Mexico. Here are a few lovely images from this weeks walking along the dirt and cobblestone streets of Mexico’s small towns.