The dog park at Parque Mexico


My husband and I spent 10 days in Mexico and we loved every minute of it. This was purely a vacation—no book readings or conferences. Although I must confess that when I saw the roof deck at our lovely hotel in Taxco, my thoughts turned to murder. Maybe in a future book I’ll have Rae go on a buying trip to Mexico (great antiques in Puebla!), and some unfortunate soul will be pitched off a balcony or roof deck.

Everyone we encountered was so friendly and eager to help, from Uber drivers, to hotel staff, to strangers on the street.

Some highlights not be missed if you go to Mexico City:

The Ballet Folklòrico at the gorgeous Palacio de Bellas Artes. A fabulous night of dancing and singing, with the audience signing along enthusiastically.

Palacio de Bellas Artes

The Frida Kahlo Museum, which gives poignant insights into the artist’s life.

Casa Azul, Museo Frida Kahlo

Xochomilco—touristy but fun, taking a boat on the old Aztec waterways at the southern borders of the city.

A trajinera at Xochimilco

Teotihuacan—a vast compound of pyramids. After much huffing and puffing, we made it to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun.

Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan

The San Angel Inn.

A great meal in a classic setting. Be sure to wander the cobblestone streets of the charming San Angel neighborhood.

Street in San Angel

Mercado Ciadulela. Loads of handicrafts and food too.

Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan

Mexico City market

We also spent time in Taxco, so pretty with its red tile roofs, and Puebla, which lies in the shadow of two steaming volcanos. All in all, a wonderful trip. I can’t wait to go back and explore more.

Red tile roofs in Taxco


Calle 6 Norte, Puebla

Hotel Meson Sacristia, Puebla