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What to eat and see during a weekend in Puebla

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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A weekend geataway in Cáceres, Spain

Cáceres is a city located in the region of Extremadura in Spain, it was founded by the Romans in 5 BC.   Mirador del Santuario The first stop is at the marvelous viewpoint Mirador del Santuario where the statue of the patroness of the city, Virgen de la Montaña, is located. After which we drove to […]

Weekend trip to Jadraque, a town close to Madrid

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 […]

La Feria de Málaga: Traditional festival in Southern Spain

La Feria de Málaga takes place in August commemorating the historic taking of the city by the Catholic Monarchs. La Feria de Málaga is one of the most beautiful and largest festivals in Spain. The “day fair” starts in the main street downtown called Calle Larios and it extends to a few miles in the surroundings making […]

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 […]

Tepoztlán, ideal for a relaxing getaway weekend near México City

A great suggestion when in Mexico City is to visit Tepoztlán, small and cozy town in the beautiful state of Morelos. Tepoztlán is as small as 14k inhabitants, although there are other towns nearby that are connected in many ways making the greater region somewhat about 41k. The town is magical and charming, great weather, […]

Café Coffee: Why you shouldn’t say ‘chai tea’

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 Don’t miss my other articles on my living and working experience in India.


Oktoberfest 2016, this was actually the third time I attended this event. If there is anything I can say about it is that you’ll get surprised how it can be a new adventure every time.   The first time I went I was living in Milan doing my MBA. We organized with a few friends […]

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