Christmas Lights and Decorations in San Miguel de Allende
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Christmas Lights and Decorations in San Miguel de Allende

  As we get older the presents matter less to us, and the experiences matter more. Our Christmas tree is full of souvenirs from our travels, but there’s always space for more ornaments and lights. If we had unlimited funds for Christmas lights and decorations, I’m sure I could compete against any of the Disney…

Merry Christmas- Love, Mexico
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Merry Christmas- Love, Mexico

Experiencing Christmas in another country is always exhilarating. What will be similar? What will be different? This is our first Christmas in Queretaro, Mexico. Lights shaped as Christmas trees and stars hang from the lamp posts. Stores are draped in garlands of poinsettias and sparkling lights, and Christmas music blares out of every doorway and…

Our Every Day Mexican Life in Queretaro- 10 Months Later
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Our Every Day Mexican Life in Queretaro- 10 Months Later

November’s big holiday in the USA is Thanksgiving, and in Mexico it’s Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.  Regardless of which holiday you and I are celebrating, It’s the month to remember and honor our loved ones present and past and give thanks for what we have.  We are so grateful about…

Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima
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Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima

The Barranco District in Lima is eclectic and even a bit crunchy. Artists and writers are drawn to Barranco for its bohemian style compared to the evergrowing modernity of Lima. Houses still retain their charm, people stop to  linger and the hurried life of the outside world is forgotten. While many of the other districts…

Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León
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Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León

Pía León may best be known as one half of the chef duo of Central Restaurant, but in 2018 she ventured out with her own solo restaurant, Kjolle. One year later, Kjolle is debuted at Number 21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and received the Highest New Entry Award from San Pellegrino. Less formal…

Romantic Getaway at La Santisima Trinidad Winery
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Romantic Getaway at La Santisima Trinidad Winery

Have you ever wanted to stay at a winery? Walk through the vineyards at sunrise or toast the end the day with a glass of wine? Wineries all over the world are creating hotel experiences like this, but a few in Mexico have kicked up enotourism to new heights. We stayed at La Santisima Trinidad…

The Exotic Flavors of Central
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The Exotic Flavors of Central

It is almost by accident that we finally made it to Lima for an epic nine days exclusively for dining. We might be the only Americans who ever traveled to Peru for that long of a trip that didn’t just pass through Lima on their way to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I have been following…

Chifa Cuisine With Chez Wong
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Chifa Cuisine With Chez Wong

Chifa is how to describe Chinese-Peruvian cuisine. In the early 20th century, Chinese immigrants moved to Lima and tried to recreate their Cantonese dishes with the few seeds they brought over and Peruvian ingredients. The combination of unique flavors grew quickly in popularity. Chez Javier Wong is famous for his ceviche and Chifa cuisine. If…

Osso Carneceria y Salumeria- The Butcher Specialist
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Osso Carneceria y Salumeria- The Butcher Specialist

Osso was the one restaurant that I did not care to go to. It may be #12 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, but I don’t eat red meat that often.  Osso was all about red meat and cured meat. I told Tom to go on his own on the day I planned to…