Dream Journeys: Mexico
Mexico is a country with a reputation for great food, plenty of sunshine and a strong sense of cultural identity.
We start our journey in Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico, but one often overlooked by tourists. Further North than Mexico City, it has an array of different neighbourhoods where you’ll find everything from colonial architecture to modern bars, markets to chic restaurants and vast parks to bustling malls. Home of tequila, mariachi music and rodeo, it’s also a must do for any foodies with a vast range of up market restaurants and great street food. If you can, try to squeeze in a visit to Santo Coyote, its food and entertainment, giving you a whirlwind, but fully immersive experience of Mexico.
Next we’ll head south to Mexico City where you’ll want to spend a few days exploring. The Centro Historico is where it all began, and a must for any history buffs. Here you’ll find plenty of colonial landmarks and a few scatterings of European architecture amongst the cobbled streets thronged with people visiting the multitude of shops and street vendors. Outside the historic centre you’ll find plenty more to do, and be sure to try some of the local restaurants and vendors, if it’s busy with the locals chances are it’s good! Mexico City is also a great place to witness your first Lucha Libre match, cheering on the wrestlers as they display the aerial wrestling techniques that differentiate them from their American counterparts.