The colours of Porto

Earlier this year, I had the chance to visit Lisbon for the first time in my life and I completely fell in love with the city. A few months after that I had the fortune to visit Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, and I experienced the same infatuation. There is something magical about Portugal. People are warm and friendly. The mediterranean climate makes it a very…

Crónica de una Ofrenda Anunciada

Following the traditions around the Day of the Dead in Mexico, this year my wife and I decided to set up an altar dedicated to our beloved ones who are not around anymore. The altar includes different symbols including the four basic elements (water, fire, air and earth); pictures of the remembered ones; their favourite food & drink; skulls representing death; a special bread prepared around the day…

The Colours of Lisbon

Having had the opportunity to visit many of the main cities and capitals in Europe, I never thought that I could be that surprised by another European city. I was wrong. Lisbon is just amazing. Travelling to a new destination normally involves a couple of main attractions that make the trip worth it, and then, a few secondary elements that round up the experience. In some places, the main attraction…

The colours of Morocco

Visiting Marrakesh is an enchanting experience for all senses. Vibrant colours are everywhere. Terracotta is in the walls, in the tagine, in the surrounding mountains and in some places, even in the rivers. Colourful tiles arranged in beautiful geometric patterns make up the design of amazing walls and floors. Rich colours abound in the textiles, and babouches, and ceramic and spices that are traded everywhere in the uncountable street…

The colors of Oaxaca

The colours of Oaxaca

I love Mexico. I love its colonial cities. I love its magical towns. I love its mountains, volcanoes and deserts. I love the Mexican caribbean. I love the pacific coast. I love Mexican food. I love Mexican traditions. I love Mexican folk music. But above all, I love Oaxaca. Last time I had been there was almost 15 years ago. I liked it then.  This time,…

The colours of Peru

Amazing trip around the Andes and Lake Titicaca. Undoubtedly, Peru is one of my favorite countries. The seaside is beautiful. The mountains are astonishing. Lake titicaca is breathtaking. Peruvian people are warm and beautiful. Peruvian food is superb. The Incan and Pre-Incan cultures are humbling. What is not to love about a country like that? The most amazing part of this trip was to spend…

The colours of Cape Town

Photos taken during a road trip around the Western Cape in South Africa. Certainly one of the most amazing and beautiful places on earth with pristine beaches, stunning mountains, hundreds of vineyards, and rich nature. Seagull eating stolen penguin egg Penguin watching seagull eating stolen penguin egg  

The colors of Havana

Photos taken during Christmas break in Havana City and Viñales, in Cuba. The photos barely reflect the richness of the city encompassing a vast number of historical sites, an amazing 7-kilometer sea front, an endless number of colorful buildings, a street museum of classic cars and most importantly: the warmth of Cuban people. As a means of protest, the Cuban government has placed a…

Hacienda Santa Bárbara / Casa Malinche, Tlaxcala, México

In the outskirts of Huamantla, one of the magical towns in the tiny state of Tlaxcala, in Central Mexico, lies the beautiful Hacienda Santa Barbara, also known as Casa Malinche. The property, erected four hundred years ago, is situated in the middle of a rural village called Chapultepec at the foothills of the Malinche vulcano. In addition to its beautiful surroundings, the Hacienda has…

Hacienda Santa Maria Xalostoc, Tlaxcala, Mexico

This weekend, I visited Tlaxcala, one of the tiniest states in Mexico and also, one of the states with the lowest economic development in the country. I was absolutely astonished with the beauty of the state. Despite not being a top touristic destination in Mexico, the state has some historical and natural sites that are as beautiful as some of the famous ‘Haciendas’ in…

The colours of Beijing

In September 2013, I had the chance to visit Beijing, in China. Having lived in Mexico City for over 30 years, I love big cities. Beijing had a special vibe combining old traditional architecture and history with the buzz of a modern and growing city. Not to mention the amazing food and people.

The colours of Huasca, Mexico

One hundred and thirty kilometers north from Mexico City, lies the beautiful town of Huasca in the state of Hidalgo. Established as a mining town, Huasca is home to some of the finest and most amazing ‘Haciendas’ (estates) in the central part of Mexico. Huasca also is surrounded by enchanting natural spots, including the Basaltic Prisms, amazing geometric rocks carved by water over millions…