Settling

Veracruz offers a limited range of restaurant options, most of those open in the evening cradle the Zocolo (central square) and are empty much of the time, their menus a simple mix of Americana and Mexican stables, they don’t appeal much, The interesting local venues have a habit of opening weird hours, closing at 7pm,…

Carnival

The Veracruz carnival is the largest in Mexico, and unlike the famous carnival of Rio de Janeiro, the Veracruzan carnival is a local procession with a solely amateur cast of thousands. The streets are lined with free seats along the entire parade route from the centre and along the coastal road south from the city,…

Veracruz

One of the closest coastal points to Mexico City of any size, the port city of Veracruz holds a significant place in Mexican history, being the place the Spaniards set up their first settlement. Depending on your viewpoint this was either a monumental occasion worth celebrating, or a horrific event needing commiserating, needless to say…

T-o-tee-waa-can

It’s hard to explain the experience of visiting a place like Teotihuacan, to try quantify the vast works undertaken here effectively is not something I feel able to do. As much as I find Teotihuacan impressive in both scale and design I don’t find the buildings attractive and find it hard to relate to the…

Pesky

It seems to me that the vast percentage of my meals are meat based, fair enough most of the time, as I do prefer to eat seafood while I am near the coast. I often worry about the freshness of fish when ordering it in a place where the majority of dishes are meat and…