El Patio 77: Mexico City’s First Eco-Friendly B&B

Since opening it’s doors in 2009, El Patio 77 currently stands as the only eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast in Mexico City and has continued to set the bar for sustainable tourism. Built in 1890, this mansion, like many Porfirian-style homes in the San Rafael neighborhood, had been neglected for decades until it was affectionately renovated to both preserve it’s history while simultaneously adapting to the … Continue reading El Patio 77: Mexico City’s First Eco-Friendly B&B

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Restaurante Roldán 37: King of Los Chiles Rellenos

Roldán 37 is located on the quiet, pedestrian-only street in the matured neighborhood of La Merced, in the Historical Center of Mexico City. Head chef and owner, Rómulo Mendoza, has fond memories of this house, which was purchased by his grandparents over 100 years ago, in which the downstairs operated as a bodega (storage area) for chiles in the 19th century. His family was the … Continue reading Restaurante Roldán 37: King of Los Chiles Rellenos

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Present Travel: Connecting to Your Experience

The slow food movement, born out of Italy, centers itself around the idea of fulfillment and enjoyment through eating. The movement encourages family dinners and home cooked meals – to converse, to interact, to connect with people through food. This intimate, cultural tradition that brings people together is an art that is slowly dying. Similarly, the practice of yoga urges us to be present during … Continue reading Present Travel: Connecting to Your Experience

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Coffee Shops in Mexico City for the Digital Nomad

You’ve just landed in a new country and you’re ready for your first day of working remotely as a digital nomad. You read incredible reviews about a boutique French cafe and you think, “I will set up shop and work from there for the whole afternoon!” When you arrive the only three, small tables are occupied and so you wait. You finally secure the compact, … Continue reading Coffee Shops in Mexico City for the Digital Nomad

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Finding an English Teaching Job in Mexico City

So you’ve decided to take the leap and move to Mexico City. No matter your reasons for moving to this megatropolis – whether it be for the adventure, the ability to live a more low-cost lifestyle, to gain experience after earning your teaching English certification, or maybe just to eat the food – Mexico City is a bustling city full of opportunities for native-English speakers. … Continue reading Finding an English Teaching Job in Mexico City