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Mexico City

Mexico City is a fascinating capital that beguiles its visitors with endless options. One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it doesn’t have to be.

25 facts about Mexico

Mexico is a land where there is always something to offer. These are touristic sites, and amazing history, and rich culture. We propose you the interesting facts about Mexico; let them become an incentive to visit this wonderful country!

Teotihuacan – "the place where the gods are born"

A wonderful city of Teotihuacan is sixty kilometers from the capital of Mexico. On its territory the world famous pyramids of the Sun and of the Moon are situated, and not only. The interest to the ancient city is growing from year to year. And from year to year the quantity of Russian tourists in here becomes more and more.

Top 5 cities in Mexico

Condé Nast Traveler, an American magazine, has published Top 5 cities in Mexico by Readers' Choice Awards. The publishers are positioning this annual ranking as the biggest independent survey of consumers in the United States because it is attended by more than 32,663 readers.

Top 10 unusual places in Mexico

Speaking about the diversity and beauty of Mexico, we don’t try to embellish: this land really abounds in places of great beauty. But now we want to offer you to get acquainted with those of them that are, in fact, unique!

Mexico in opinion of a foreigner

Mexico and its folklore, Mexico and its people, Mexico and its kitchen, Mexico and its culture... It’s true, this country has a lot. Foreigners who once have visited it fall in love with its peculiarities and even strangeness. Do you want to know more about them?

 Domes over Havana

Every day, the first rays of the sun rising above the Old Havana, lit up the golden domes of the Orthodox temple – the first in Cuba and the Caribbean, which was erected in honor of Our Lady of Kazan. The church, built on the shore of Havana Bay, looks very harmonious on background of the historical part of the capital architecture.

The Mayas

Mayan Native Americans are the people that inhabit the regions of southern Mexico and northern Central America. Although many people think of the Mayans as an ancient civilization, there are currently about six million Mayan indigenous still living in this area. Many live moderns lives, but some still lead a more distinctly Mayan lifestyle including speaking one of the Mayan languages as their primary language.

The most Mexican sauce

It is difficult to imagine much Mexican dish than mole poblano – a thick brown sauce in which Mexicans prepare turkey or chicken. Its sweet flavor, the clear evidence of the presence of chocolate, causes a lot of associations about the country, which gave something much more important to the world of gastronomy than fajitas or enchiladas.

A riddle of Mexican cuisine

What first comes to mind when you’re asked about a Mexican cuisine? Most likely – chili. It is well known that Mexicans love spicy food, although, in fact, not all of them eat a lot of such one daily.
But we are not talking about chili. The character of our story is a burrito.

25 facts about Cuba

Cuba is an island state with an incredibly beautiful landscapes, beaches and attractions! The culture and religion of the various nations and peoples, interlacing, created Cuba, a country full of interesting facts and sights.

Things to bring from Mexico

The tourists who visit Mexico for the first time ask frequently what they can bring from this country. To help them not to get lost in a variety of souvenir market, we offer a unique list of the most popular Mexican souvenirs.

One fiesta bread

Like the Slavs who cook Easter Kuliches once a year, the Mexicans have a special bread dedicated to one of the most ancient and most respected holidays – the Day of the Dead. It is called "bread of the dead" (“Pan de muerto” in Spanish), and you can try it throughout October and on the first week of November.

La Guelaguetza

Guelaguetza is the most important festival in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The representatives of the eight regions of the state – Cañada, Costa, Istmo, Mixtec, Papaloapan, Sierra Sur, Sierra Norte and Valles Centrales – gather on the hill Fortin for the most colorful dance festival of the country.

The Day of the Dead – the real celebration of life!

Death is a strange thing. Each of us knows that someday he will get into a dark realm of severe Hades, and at the very moment when will want to live triple. The Mexicans know it too. However, they treat it are philosophically and, rather than to mourn the dead, prefer to remember them, arranging festive processions and carnivals.

Top 10 the best beaches of Quintana Roo

Enjoy ten fabulous places to swim along the coast of Quintana Roo. The sun, sand and gorgeous turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean are for you! You will definitely want to come back!

All you need to know about tequila

Tequila is world famous drink now that was first manufactured in the Mexican city of Tequila, state of Jalisco. Tequila is produced by fermentation and distillation of the blue agave juice in five states of Mexico: in 7 municipalities of Guanajuato, 30 of Michoacan, 8 of Nayarit (in the areas, which are close to the state of Jalisco), in 11 municipalities of Tamaulipas and, of course, throughout the state of Jalisco.

Saint Rose of Lima, the patroness of Peru

Every year on August 30 the residents of Lima and other cities of Peru go to the streets to commemorate their saint patroness. They arrange processions from churches named after Saint Rose; organize the folk dance festivals, exhibitions of folk artists, and in the streets put the tables with a variety of local treats. In the evening, many cities arrange fireworks.

What to expect on a first visit to Puebla

The city of Puebla, formally Puebla de los Ángeles, was founded in 1531. Due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city was named a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city is also famous for mole poblano, chiles en nogada and Tavavera pottery.
We offer you to familiar with Puebla. The review one of the many tourists who visited Puebla recently will help you.

Mexican revolution (1910-1917)

Mexico’s Revolution Day (Dia de la Revolución) is a national public holiday that celebrates a 10-year revolution that began in 1910 to end the struggle against dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori. The public holiday falls on the third Monday in November, near the official day on November 20.
The Mexican Revolution was challenged by Francisco I. Madero, a reformist writer and politician. When Díaz refused to allow clean elections, Madero's calls for revolution were answered by Emiliano Zapata in the south and Pascual Orozco and Pancho Villa in the north.

If you're thirsty, of What the Mexicans drink

Despite the great love of the Mexicans to the carbonated soft drinks (Mexico, for example, is on the first place in the world for consumption of Coca-Cola), they have managed to preserve the drinks in its menu which recipes were invented more than a century ago. 

The fare of dance in Santiago de Cuba

Carnival in Santiago de Cuba, because of its color, intensity, indescribable warmth and even some craziness, is one of the most popular not only among Cubans, but also in the world. Music and dances involve tourists and residents of the beautiful eastern capital of Cuba, whose body and soul are given to the carnival on the days of long-awaited holiday.

The Virgin of Guadalupe – the Patroness of Mexico

The 12th of December Mexico celebrates the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The holiday takes its origin in the XVI century. Its history deals with the apparition of the Virgin Mary to a seventeen peasant Juan Diego on the 9th of December of 1531. On this day on the Tepeyac Hill (the north of modern Mexico City) the Virgin asked the young man for build a church on the site where his brothers could pray to the Virgin Mary, turning to her with requests for help and talking about their troubles.

25 facts about Guatemala

Guatemala is a small country with a lots of mysteries which have not yet been deciphered. We want to present you some of the facts about this amazing country and we hope that thanks to them, your wish to visit Guatemala will come true.

Monarch Butterfly - the winter guest of a Reserve near Valle de Bravo

Mexico is amazing country! It has everything: the azure waters of the oceans and tropical forests, and snow-capped volcanoes. Landscapes of Mexico amaze with its beauty and are fascinating.
Valle de Bravo is one of the most picturesque places in Mexico, despite the fact that there is no ocean or lush vegetation. It is a small town on the eastern shore of an artificial lake surrounded by wooded mountains, and eventually turned into a out-of-town residence of the wealthy Mexicans.

The cowboy skills trail, a rodeo

In spite of his Spanish roots, rodeo is a traditional sport of the American cowboys. But because of the proximity to the US border, it is well widespread in some northern states of Mexico too.

The Cannon ceremony in Havana

An interesting tradition is concerned with the fortifications of the Havana port and repulses of pirate attacks. You can hear blank shots of ancient cannons marking the afternoon in different cities around the world, but only in Havana such cannon fires a shot, firstly, at nine o'clock, and secondly, with a real ball!

The Christmas in Mexico

If you're dreaming of a white like a snow Christmas, then you should go to somewhere in Scandinavia. But if you're ready for a rainbow of colorful costumes and endless dancing on Christmas night, then – go to Mexico!

Such various nopal...

Often, when Mexico is mentioned, the imagination of Europeans produces a picture of half-scorched desert with a variety of cactuses standing alone and weary wandering mule, carrying a sleepy because of a heat man with a sombrero... We won’t tell you now that there is only a small part of Mexico in this picture - let's talk about one of its main actors, a nopal cactus!

25 facts about Peru

Incas and the traces of their culture are the main source of interest in Peru. However, this country may surprise you with other things too, and it's possible that you didn't know about them earlier. So, please, meet Peru.

The Day of Magi

January 6 the Catholic Church celebrates the Epiphany. This day is also dedicated to the memory of Three Kings (Magi) who brought gifts to baby Jesus at Christmas.

Astonishing and unique markets of Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the most diverse capitals of the world. Numerous markets offering a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, cheeses, wines, bread, both local and foreign products are one of its bright images. In addition to more than 300 food markets, Mexico City has floral, flea markets, markets of antiques, fine arts, furniture and even music! Let’s check the list of the most popular ones.

Virgin of Mercy, the patroness of Dominican Republic

Annually with great trepidation Dominicans celebrate the Virgin of Mercy Day, the saint patroness of their country. Her name is associated with the religious order of Mercy established in 1218. And even though it was founded in Barcelona, Spain, and not on Dominican land, which at that time was not a colony of Spain, the followers of the Order, one of the first clergymen who came to the Dominican Republic during the second voyage of Christopher Columbus brought the image of the Virgin of Redemption.

Peace means respect for the rights of others

On 21th of March Mexico remembers its national hero – Benito Juarez. This great man was born on the first day of the Mexican spring in 1806.

25 facts about Dominican Republic

Christopher Columbus, who discovered Dominican, gave to this land the name of a paradise of the earth. However, Dominican Republic is rich not only with amazing places to rest, but also with interesting facts. We propose you to get acquainted with some of them.

Mysterious Incas

The Incas are one of the legendary civilizations whose many secrets have not been clued yet. For those who´re interested in these mysterious ancient inhabitants of modern Peru, we offer some facts that you probably have not known yet.

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