Mexico City – Day 6 – Pastries and Frida

We had recommendations for a pastry shop around the corner from our apartment, but there never seemed to be time to get there.  Cat and I have worked out with the Airbnb a 1pm checkout to allow us more time this morning to squeeze in a few final things.  First, a last meal before we go our separate ways. We

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Mexico City – Day 5 – Everything Else

Now that the city is finally open, we've got a lot to do.  The agenda today is slammed, so let's get started!  First stop is Centro Historico to check out the government buildings and Templo Mayor. The people of Aztlan, north of what is today Mexico, had to leave their homes by orders of their gods in search of the

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Mexico City – Day 4 – Teotihuacán

We went to bed early last night to prepare for today; a full day tour to Teotihuacán.  Around 50 minutes from the city's center, Teotihuacan was built by a lost civilization.  We had so many questions about their government, hierarchy, beliefs, and building methods.  All went unanswered.  No one knows why they left their establishment.  All of the normal theories

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Mexico City – Day 3 – Pozole, Anthropology, and Lucha Libre

We knew that New Years Eve would be a late night, and it was.  Even though the bars were closed, we went back to the apartment and drank and talked until the early morning.  When we finally woke up and started out for the day, we decided we would hit Mercado Roma for breakfast.  A modern food court like LA's

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Mexico City – Day 2 – Xochimilco, Al Pastor, and New Years Eve

First full day in Mexico.  We woke up to amazing weather - cool in the morning but perfect t-shirt whether by the afternoon.  First stop, breakfast at Los Bisquets Obregón.  It felt a little bit like a Denny's, but it was full of locals.  We each ordered breakfast, water, and coffee.  The service was bad, but the food was alright.

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Mexico City – Day 1 -Tacos, Mescal, Tacos, and Churros

Our friend moved to New York at the beginning of this year, and since we weren't sure when we would be able to reconnect, we all decided to plan a trip for New Years Eve.  After some discussion, we settled on Mexico City for the big holiday.  A city with rich history and culture, Mexico City is becoming extremely well

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Tourists at Home

Living in Los Angeles is pretty great, and every neighborhood has a lot to offer.  We love living in Mar Vista, and we explore our 10 blocks all of the time, but this is a big city with lots to see.  Plenty of new things are always popping up all over this major metropolis, and with traffic being so difficult

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Vietnam – Day 15 – Halong Bay to Hanoi

There's something pretty wonderful about waking up on a boat in the middle of the ocean.  The smell of the water, the feel of the salt in the air, and the cool breeze all blend together to make resting so much nicer than on land. Normally I get seasick, so resting on water is the last thing I look forward

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Vietnam – Day 14 – Hanoi to Halong Bay

It's a good thing we ran out and got dinner last night when we got off of the plane, because today begins with an 8am pickup at our hotel.  We're heading out for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay.  Made up of around 2,000 small limestone mountains, Halong Bay has a long history in the Vietnamese culture.  There is evidence

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