In the regio Emilia Romagna and Toscane
A trip to Curaçao. Learning about State houses and magical herbs of the island.
Sailing dream trip, a publication in Feeling magazine
Weekend trip tips
Bordeaux for 48 hours. Tips in images
A trip to number ten of the biggest cities in the world
Mexico City Design Capital travel-story
So I would say Teotihuacan, the piramide of the sun was build long before the Inca’s. Because the Inca’s are not from this part of the world. But in final editing sometimes little things go wrong. I guess they mean long before the Mayas the piramides were build. Anyway I am very happy to see my own story of this amazing city in Feeling magazine. It looks so glossy and cool. Beware that of course not all parts of this city are like this! And I would not take a metro at night or in rush hours. I can’t believe that this is one of the best metro systems of the world. So that is not my quote. It is the second busiest subway systems in the continent (after New York City) I must admit I have not travelled that much by subway, more by Uber. But it seems to be easy and cheap. I guess you should just be careful and don’t go in rush hours.
One thing that alerted me is that If you are a woman, you can use the special cars at the front of the train. These are just for women and children under 14, to be used in rush hour.
When you go to Mexico City here some tips for Colonia Roma.
So I am writing about Mexico City and the best way to get to know the city it though its colonias. Mexico City discover colonia Roma is the topic here.
This colonia Roma is a borough or a neighborhood were many design shops, galeries, music shops, clothing brands and fancy bars and restaurants have settled themselves in. It is trendy and has been like this for a while, despite the damage due to the earthquake last September and by the end of februari 2018 again. It still attracts many foreigners , students, expats and people from the art-scene. There is lot’s of green, there ate some parts, like Parque España it is a safe borough and prices of houses here are relatively high. This might change a little bit after the earthquake.
So here some photos of colonia Roma.
Some tips for Mexico City
In the meantime I am writing a travel story about Mexico City travel-tips for a Belgium magazine and looking back at the photos I took in different boroughs and neighborhoods, or Colonias as the Mexicans call them.
I thought it would be useful to gather some of my favorite places to visit in Mexico City. So when you visit this city you can better plan your trip. Here my Mexico City travel-tips.
One of my favorite boroughs (The city has 16) is Coyoacán, named after Coyotes. Therefore I show just some photos of this bohemian borough full of colorful houses, street-art and the always lively Jardin de Centenario. These days Coyoacán is known for the bleu house of artist Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul. She and Diego Rivera, famous painter and her husband, used to live here. As did many poets, political rebellions and writers.
Garcia Marquez had his coffee in one of the many bars back in the days and revolutionary Leon Trotski was hiding out here before he was killed. Even though this area south of the center is visited by many tourists these days, this borough will probably always have a soul because of her rich history.
Colonia Carmen in delegación Coyoacán
Coyoacán has many street-food vendors and arts-and crafts- shops and markets. In the weekends people stand in line waiting for great quesadillas made of bleu corn with pork.
Coyoacán street vendor
The Mercado Artesanal in Coyoacán, with its Piñatas made of made of papier maché.
Piñatas, the colored objects you see in so many markets in Mexico, have a rich history. Originally they came from China, crossed the ocean to Italy, than Spain. And as a result of the Spanish missionaries bringing them along, piñatas ended up in Mexico. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piñata
Piñatas in the Mercado-artesanal Coyoacan
Mercado artesanal in Coyoacán- Piñatas
Mercado artesanal Coyoacán
For children there is lots of fun stuff in the Mercado Artesanal in Coyoacán.
Mercado Artesanal Coyoacán
Sweets in Mercado Coyoacán http://www.animalgourmet.com/2014/08/04/frutas-cristalizadas-el-dulce-mas-dulce-de-mexico/
Sweets of Mercado Artesanal Coyoacán
Probably the second most popular place to visit in the Mexico City: Coyoacán at Jardín Centenario
Arco Atrial del Jardín Centenario en Coyoacán. At nighttime it is full of people at the square and in the area it is probably one of the best places to go out. Even though there might be lots of foreigners you’ll not feel trapped in a touristy place.
Colonia del Valle Centro, Coyoacán
Yoga Photosession of yoga-teacher Johanna Lundqvist for a photoserie in the Amsterdamse Bos in -5 degrees , Amsterdam. The cold winter beauty is starting just now. Iceskating will come soon 🙂 . The magic hour at the Amsterdamse Bos, forest in the south of Amsterdam with frozen water in the little canals gave us a perfect spot to do some balancing poses.
In wintertime we went to the upcoming neighborhood the Bronx, and also good old Manhattan
Together with a journalist Marieke de Ruijter we produced various articles for Knack Weekend, AD Magazine and Travelbook .