Oh, Mexico Informal Economy – I love you

I have a million reasons why I love the shit out of Mexico, but the ability to buy sock puppets in the middle of the day during rush hour is just one of them. Muchas gracias informal economy.

American Spring Break with British Flair

“You don’t even know dude…” “Bro, that was sooo fuckinn epic…” “What a douche bag…I mean like…like the guy is such a douche that he is a douche” There were dudes and then bros and then dudes again. But this shouldn’t really be surprising, after all, this is American Spring break in Cancun. I could write books about the spiral …

Morelia: the Ciudad de Los Ninos

Most cities you go to which are dubbed “colonial”, or some other architecture name I can’t be bothered to Google, are generally composed of only a portion of “colonial” greatness, that being the old town or historic center, with the rest of the town usually being some type of industrial shithole. However, my precious Morelia is all colonial baby. No …

The Best Place You Have Never Heard Of

I don’t know why the state of Michoacan in Mexico isn’t more popular – well yeah, I guess I do know. American’s get 5 vacation days a year and want to spend them blitzed on a beach, while the Euros are busy dancing to terrible electronic music mixed by some greasy hipster wearing skinny jeans in Ibiza, but regardless – …

The Butterflies that Killed Me

“Are we there yet? How much farther is it?” “We close. Very close.” As we went speeding by hour 2 and approached the 3rd hour on our hike to the see one of Mexico’s marvels – the Monarch Mariposa (Butterfly) Reserve – I started to have my doubts about our guide. The Mexican “hour” promised to get to mariposa mating …