Sunbathing in the Murder Capital

Sunbathing in the Murder Capital

Acapulco.  What a fantastic name for a city! The first time I heard of Acapulco was as a kid from a cheesy 1990s Russian pop song. And although I could not quite place Acapulco on the map and did not even know that the city…

All Aboard the Booze Train!

All Aboard the Booze Train!

After visiting blue agave fields on the way to the town of Tequila, our tour continued at the Jose Cuervo tequila distillery known as La Rojeña.  The decision to visit Jose Cuervo, and not any of the other numerous tequila distilleries in the area, was…

We Drink Tequila in Tequila (Mexico)

We Drink Tequila in Tequila (Mexico)

Those who live in Mexico or regularly visit know of such Mexican drinks as mezcal and pulque; yet, for everyone else, the queen of all Mexican drinks and one of its most known exports is tequila.  So, when we visited the city of Guadalajara in…

Hand of God and Goal of the Century: Azteca Stadium

Hand of God and Goal of the Century: Azteca Stadium

-Arbitro corupto! Arbitro corupto! We are sitting in the nosebleed section of the Azteca stadium in the outskirts of Mexico City listening to the hilarious chants of the local boisterous soccer fans.  We are sitting so high that I feel a little dizzy and a…