Mexico City: Chapultepec Park

Chapultepec is a huge park that that is situated between Polanco and Condesa in Mexico City. It is twice the size of New York’s Central Park, much of it is open land. One section, called Bosque de Chapultepec, however, contains the vast majority of the park’s attractions and attracts huge numbers of people—especially on weekends [Read more …]

Mexico City: Alameda Central

Palace of Fine Arts building

Alameda Central is section of the central part of Mexico City that begins a couple blocks from the Zocala. It is named after the poplar trees that populate Alameda Central Park. The area which was created in the 18th century, contains a number of notable structures Palace of Fine Arts The Palace is the highlight [Read more …]

Mexico City Here We Come


Although we have been to other places in Mexico, we hadn’t been to Mexico City in 40 years!.Joyce still remembers it as the place she had bad case of Montezuma’s Revenge and wanted to kiss the ground when we landed back in the US. But it was time to see how the city had change. [Read more …]

A Return to Chichen Itza


Although we had been to Chichen-Itza more than 30 years ago (yes, we are indeed that old), we have long wanted to return. Since we had to be in Cancun anyway, this was an ideal time. The site, whose name is Mayan for “well of the warlocks of the water,” was the primary temple of [Read more …]

Cancun and the Zona Hotelera

  Unlike in Playa del Carmen, where our stay at a resort hotel was almost by accident, in Cancun, we stayed at one on purpose. The huge resort, the Royal Sands, is located on a 20-kilometer stretch of coast just south of the city that is packed with more than 75 wall-to-wall resorts (not including [Read more …]

Playa del Carmen and Cozumel


We arrived in Playa del Carmen in the evening, just enough time to take a shower (after a hard day of snorkeling around Tulum–see our previous blog). Somehow, in contrast to our typical practice of staying in hotels in the center of down, we ended up at a resort a few miles outside the city. [Read more …]