Everything comes together in this huge city, the oldest in the American continent: Colonial buildings, Pre-Hispanic vestiges, and the whirl of contemporary living. The variety of cultural spaces and heritage sites has given it a cosmopolitan nature. Neighborhoods – all different – offer bohemian, sophisticated, fun, and educational experiences, as well as much more. And exploring the Centro Historico (downtown area), where everything began, is undoubtedly something you cannot miss. In the range of possibilities in Distrito Federal, there are also rural areas: capsules of peaceful green like those offered by tours around Xochimilco canals.
In the discreet but very beautiful capital of the state of Tlaxcala, travelers can enjoy a relaxed Colonial ambiance, with gastronomy that rescues the best from the land: corn, nopal (cactus), green tomatoes and species from the region are the basis of a series of dishes whose only theme in common is that they could all appear in a Mexican recipe book: escamoles, huitlacoche, mixiotes, barbacoa, quesadillas, and naturally, mole for festive days (all this accompanied by delicious freshly-made tortillas).
Among Colonial buildings, boutique hotels and churches (so many that they have lost count), Puebla vibrates thanks to its cultural, artistic and commercial life. The birthplace of mole (or at least one of them) offers the traveler a large number of restaurants where to taste it; and also, the incomparable chiles en nogada (a stuffed chili covered in cashew sauce, another dish that is registered by the city). Before you leave, you must visit the Barrio del Artista, the workshops, shops and restaurants at Container City, in Cholula, and naturally, the former Santa Rosa convent.
“You’re going to have some amazing meals” is the first thing you hear when plan on travelling to Oaxaca, and then the endless suggestions of restaurants, markets and diners where you can try the best black mole, the crunchiest chapulines (edible crickets) or the biggest tlayudas. Much later, you will hear suggestions about visiting the archaeological sites of Monte Albán and Mitla, the central valley towns where you can purchase handicrafts, the southern beaches where you can catch the best waves for surfing, and art galleries in the capital.