Gourmet Dining in Mexico City

Author: , January 24th, 2013

Paxia Restaurant Mexico CityIt’s midday in Mexico City, and men and women swarm the streets for lunch. The city’s colossal main square, Zocalo, is a patchwork of excitement as workers escape for their afternoon meals and feverishly wait at the dozens of food stalls. Smoke clouds create a haze from the grilling meats and fill the air with intoxicating smells.

I inhale and float like a cartoon character toward the various stalls that dish out everything from freshly made tortillas to bowls of pozole (traditional soup), and I am quickly amazed at the care and pride that the cooks put into their creations: one woman places a small, pink flower on top of a plate of rice and beans for each customer.

Authored By Joseph Pedro – See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Mexico City’s Makeover

Author: , January 16th, 2013

The plan is as big as this mammoth city: Turn a seedy metro hub into Mexico City’s Times Square; clear swarms of feisty vendors and remodel the historic Alameda Central; illuminate the plazas and walkways of a park twice the size of New York’s Central Park.

Mexico City’s government is trying to transform one of the world’s largest cities by beautifying public spaces, parks and monuments buried beneath a sea of honking cars, street hawkers, billboards and grime following decades of dizzying urban growth.

Despite the challenges, the ambitious, multimillion-dollar program carried out by former center-left Mayor Marcelo Ebrard and continued by his successor, Miguel Angel Mancera, is winning praise from urban planners and many residents. And it’s turning the metropolis into an experiment in how to soften urban sprawl.

Authored By Adriana Gomez Licon – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Mexican Gay Paradise: Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City

Author: , July 17th, 2011

Puerto Vallarta ViewPuerto Vallarta – The new Ibiza?

You haven’t heard of Puerto Vallarta? Neither had I until a few months ago. Expect to hear a lot more about this pacific paradise. There are three words to best explain its essence: Mexican – Gay – Ibiza.

When you take the British Airways flight from Terminal 5 and fly to Mexico on your way to Puerto Vallarta, it’s the nightclubbing equivalent of boarding Dr Who’s Tardis. This Tardis takes you back to the way that things use to be in Ibiza before noise pollution laws forced the clubs to go indoors. In Puerto Vallarta you party outside. If Vallarta – or PV as it’s often known – is the gay beach destination of Latin America the epicentre of this homosexual wonderland is the club Manana.

Mexico City – The Latin New York?

However much fun you’ll have in Puerto Vallarta, it would be a cultural crime to come to Mexico and not stay in Mexico City. Of all the cities I’ve visited in the world, Mexico City provided me with the greatest contrast between what I had expected and what I experienced. I expected a dusty crime-ridden place with choking pollution. What I found was a city with ancient pyramids, green tree lined avenues, a restaurant scene to rival South Africa’s Cape Town and a gay scene to put Cape Town’s to shame. I fell in love with Mexico City.

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Gay Tourism Soars in Mexico City After Gay Marriage Legalized

Author: , December 29th, 2010

Mexico City Gay TourismGay & lesbian tourism in Mexico’s capital has soared since lawmakers legalized gay marriage in March. According to the government’s Officinia de Turismo Lesbico-Gay Bisexual y Transexual (LGBT), the city netted nearly half a million dollars (6 million pesos) in the second half of 2010.

The agency’s manager, Erwin Romero Montiel, credited the legalization of gay marriage for the city’s soaring gay tourism.

“Social progress, namely the law to allow marriages between members of the same sex and local government policies, have opened great possibilities for this niche market,” he told Mexican news agency Notimex.

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Mexico City Invites Gay/Lesbian Honeymooners

Author: , September 3rd, 2010

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As more governments approve same-sex marriage laws, officials here are hoping to attract a growing part of the tourism market: gay honeymoons.

The first couple to wed under Argentina’s recent law allowing same-sex marriages nationwide arrives in Mexico this week on an all-expenses-paid trip — part of a new push by the government in Mexico City, Mexico to woo gay travelers.

“We hope that many same-sex couples who get married around the world spend their honeymoons here,”says Alejandro Rojas, the city’s tourism secretary.

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Mexico City Aims to Become Gay Travel Mecca

Author: , July 28th, 2010

Gay Friendly Mexico City Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Mexico City’s gay community has in recent decades turned the capital into a relative oasis in a strongly Catholic country reknowned for its conservatism and machismo. The authorities in the Mexican capital are now seeking to attract gay tourism, even though there is still widespread discrimination against them.

The city is well placed “to become the first gay friendly destination in Latin America,” said tourism secretary, Alejandro Rojas. In March, the urban sprawl of some 20 million people celebrated the first legal gay and lesbian weddings in Latin America. And this week, authorities said they had opened the first tourism office for homosexuals in the region.

Gay tourists are discerning, respectful and spend 47 percent more than heterosexual tourists, Rojas said. His leftist city government last week offered a free honeymoon here to the first gay couple to wed in Argentina after that country legalized same-sex marriages in the whole country.

Full Story from AFP