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Metepec

For Easter long weekend I had the excuse that Rayados is playing tomorrow at Toluca, so I took the chance to visit and stay at Metepec. This little town has the category of one of Pueblos Mágicos de México and it’s characterized by its colonial architecture, food, colors and Mexican folklore. At the arrival first […]

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Buenos Aires

I got myself into some business in Argentina and spent a few days in Buenos Aires. With good advice from friends and colleagues I had a great time around eating and touristing to some extent.   This is the view from one of the buildings around Puerto Madero…   And a couple more in the […]

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Best Friends in Town

Our friend Karla came to visit from Playa del Carmen… this is the story Started out with breakfast at Casa de la Yeya in Condesa… Enchiladas veracruzanas… Tacos de carnitas… Nest stop a nearby town called Tlalpan… Mercado “La Paz”… La Pollería  Tacos de guisados… Las quesadillas… Mole verde… Then we took on a tour […]

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Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza

Most can recall the city of Puebla for a quite mainstream event in Mexican history, Cinco de Mayo, commemorating the victory of the Battle of Puebla over the French troops in 1862. The victory though was short lasted as the French ultimately defeated the Mexican army, captured Mexico City, and installed Emperor Maximilian I as ruler […]

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Cáceres

Taking on an invitation of a very good friend of mine I visited a very beautiful city in Spain. Cáceres is a city located in the region of Extremadura in Spain, it was founded by the Romans in 5 BC. The first stop was a marvelous viewpoint Mirador del Santuario where the statue of the […]

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Jadraque

This weekend’s trip was to a town called Jadraque in the province of Guadalajara. The province, which is located in the region of Castilla y la Mancha owns its name to the Arab “wād al-ḥaŷarah” which means river that runs over stones.   The most representative landmark of the region is the medieval Castle of […]

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La Feria de Málaga

Last weekend we had the opportunity of visiting La Feria de Málaga which takes place in August commemorating the historic taking of the city by the Catholic Monarchs. The “day fair” starts in a main street in downtown called Calle Larios and it extends to a few miles in the surroundings making up to a huge […]

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Karma is a Bitch

So, I’m finally issuing my driver’s license in Spain, there will be a dedicated post for this soon. In the meantime, it turns out I did my theory exam this morning and results should be published on the Traffic Department’s website like, now. However it seems my karma isn’t done with me yet (I drove a […]

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Tepoztlán

Last weekend I traveled to Mexico City to visit my best friend and he suggested to visit Tepoztlán, small town nearby in the beautiful state of Cuernavaca  where, by the way, I hadn’t been before. The town itself is as small as 14k inhabitants, although there are other towns nearby that are connected in many […]

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Café Coffee

Chai means tea in several languages. Its origin appears to be mandarin although that’s irrelevant for the point I want to make: To say or order a Tea Chai, as I just realized people in Monterrey do, is redundant. #sundaythoughts