The Best Things to Do in Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City - Backpacking in Mexico Backpackers Guide

Mexico City is a behemoth.  Around 22 million people live here, and it has a reputation for being dirty, dangerous and choked with traffic. Unfortunately, earthquakes in Mexico City have been known to occur too, with a serious one hitting in September 2017.  However, I didn’t find CDMX any more dangerous than any other big […]

A Favela Tour in Rio – Interesting but Intrusive?

Rio is (in)famous for its maze-like favelas which surround the city, climbing high onto the hills overlooking the bay.  Previously very dangerous and no-go areas for tourists, in recent years the police have made a concerted effort to pacify the favelas, meaning that tours around these fascinating places are now possible.  However, if you decide […]

Free Walking Tour of Mexico City: Estación Mexico

The Cathedral in the Zocalo Mexico City - Things to do in Mexico City

I am often sceptical about walking tours, preferring to wander around a city to do sightseeing by myself, at my own pace.  However, when I was invited by Estación Mexico to join their free walking tour of Mexico City, how could I turn them down?!  After doing their walking tour in Mexico City Centre, and […]