Mexico

One last time… with feeling

One last time… with feeling

An extraodinary period of our life comes to an end, and a new one begins I was staring out the airplane window as we landed in Mexico City at night. Karen and I knew this would be our last trip for a while, and we each felt quite mixed about it. We both knew we’d be...

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What I learned from my grandparents in Mexico

What I learned from my grandparents in Mexico

In the years before I turned ten, Mexico was an important part of my backdrop growing up. My mother spent her childhood and most of her teenage years living in Mexico. In fact, when I was born she had only been in Canada for 7 years. She was in many ways a recent...

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It’s easy to fall deeply, madly in love with Mexico

It’s easy to fall deeply, madly in love with Mexico

If you want to see Mexico at its most unadorned, unapologetic, and most wonderful, skip the coastal resorts and spend a few hours at Central de Abasto in Mexico City. Despite being the largest market on earth, not many foreign tourists come here. That’s a good thing....

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First impressions of Mexico: There’s nothing else like it.

First impressions of Mexico: There’s nothing else like it.

We knew it would be popular. In our short few days here, we had already witnessed the long lineups of people outside the most renowned shops waiting to buy freshly made tortillas. A long line of people waiting to buy fresh tortillas at a well-known tortilleria. The...

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