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Tasting the world one meal at a time

Month / September 2014

While you were working – Sierra Norte part 1

Ok it’s…. who the hell knows what day it is, and who cares, we’re off hiking. This does mean an early start (by normal circumstances, a hideous time by ours) so at, wait for it, 6am we get up… disaster! Through dead empty city streets we trudge, it seems Mexico has appropriate waking times sorted, […]

While you were working – mondayitis

So just to quell any speculation that all were doing is going to the pub and eating food… Today we go back to school in an attempt to develop some decent level of Spanish. That’s right you gallery of miscontent, we’re working hard for the money. But we’re not even being paid, these little post […]

What you’d rather be seeing – Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico

Map of Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico Ethnicity: Zapotecan Region: Oaxaca, Mexico Period: 500BC to 950AD Population: peak 25,000 (350-700AD) Monte Albán, Patio Hundido (foreground), Gran Plaza (background), Oaxaca, Mexico from Edificio E – Nikon D80, Nikkor 10-24mm 1:3.5 100ISO. Edited Gran Plaza, Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico from Plataforma Norte – Nikon D80, Nikkor 10-24mm 1:3.5 […]

While you were working – Mexico City

As we leave Mexico City we’re feeling officially like we’re getting into this trip. To be honest it’s been quite a haze of jetlag and aforementioned chilli induced shit-a-thon. But the question is… Does Mexico City get the thumbs up? The answer is simply a big yes! In planning this trip we quite consciously avoided […]

Gluttony expedition- Part 1 of approx: 200

Street food: It seems pretty clear that one eats food on the streets, indeed not only eat, it seems that Mexico City lives on the streets. Houses are often built right up to the footpath with little or no outward presented living space, they’re often just walls. So Mexicans live life in the streets, they […]

TOP-10… Things to know about Mexico City

1- Great street food. Whatever the vendor says… Just say ‘si’, it’s gold. Street tacos are about 70c each and they’re a tiny little orgasm in a tortilla. 2- Don’t expect to find a public toilet anytime quickly. I managed to use a cafe toilet and nearly started a punch up. A very proud Mexican […]

Show me a Casino!

The sun we’ve been racing towards threatens the horizon casting a hopeful halo slicing a line in the darkness, this time behind us rather than before an untrodden path. Trapped in a sliding moment between two lives we occupy a space too small that offers too little light; of any tone. Time passes and time […]

When does this thing start?

We’re on the plane, in the hazy din of air travel, very little in this world is more than a blur. We’re somewhere in that phase between the hubbub of excitement our lives have been and the mental vacuum that is leaving life somewhat behind. It’s beginning to tip over the edge but the question […]