COUNTRY: MEXICO

Day of the Dead

Celebrated on 2nd November each year, the Day of the Dead commemorates family and friends of the living that have passed away, in their spiritual journey. What some might see as a sombre day is actually a day of celebration and joy as in the Mexican culture, death is seen…

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The Secrets of Tulum, Mexico

Move over, Cancun. The Mexican Caribbean is home to some of the most stunning natural wonders in South America. But you’ve probably never heard of Tulum. Nestled on the Yucatan Peninsula is the Mexican city of Tulum – a far more quiet area in comparison to its bustling neighbour, Cancun.…

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Snapshot: Gorges

Gorges or canyons are art projects of fast-flowing rivers – carved over millennia, the water creates visual spectacles that are both breathtaking and unique. Ranging from arid gorges to lush canyons with fast-flowing rivers, these natural creations can be easily explored by foot, mountain bike or from the river. TODGHA…

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Trail of the Mezcal

PHOTOS BY: Mexico Tourism Board Tucked into the soaring mountains of Mexico’s far south, Oaxaca (pronounced “wa-ha-ka”) is home to some of the country’s most authentic indigenous cultures, its best food, and (many) of its most famous ancientsites. Historically, the state’s ruggedness made it inaccessible – a fact that’s helped…

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An Artistic Escapade

Above: Photo courtesy of Rod Waddington. Las Pozas Extraordinary. Surreal. Otherworldly. Hidden within the lush natural greenery of the relatively unfamiliar (at least, living in this part of the world) Mexican town of Xilitla, lies the keenly stunning landscape of Las Pozas. Above: Photo courtesy of Rod Waddington. Poet, Architect…

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A Fine Line between Appreciation & Appropriation

Tread carefully, for society has reached fresh – and fragile – new heights of sensitivity. Before you all begin grabbing pitchforks, hear me out. Surely, sensitivity beats out its antonymous counterpart by a long shot – except we’re now the scorned thin-skinned snowflake generation. But can we really be faulted…

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The Day of The Dead

Dia De Los Muertos No it is not Halloween. Tons of people decked out in scary looking costumes. Parading the streets with skeletal face painting. But, no, it is not Halloween. Held yearly on the 2nd of November, the Day of the Dead is a festival mainly celebrated in Mexico,…

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Report: Moscow Most Congested City in the World

According to a new traffic report, Moscow is the most congested city in the world. The 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard, generated by analytics firm INRIX, ranked more than 200 cities in 38 countries based on traffic bottlenecks and ease of road manoeuvrability. The top ten most congested cities are listed…

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