One Day (and Gluten-Free) in Cuernavaca, Mexico Guide

At 5,000 ft elevation, Cuernavaca, the capital of the Mexican state of Morelos, is a short 1.5 hours drive south from Mexico City. It has a historic colonial city center, which was once home to the (in)famous Spanish conqueror, Hernan Cortes. Cuernavaca is the place Mexican nationals go for respite to escape from the constant hustle and bustle of Mexico City. Many even retire or keep vacation homes in Cuernavaca. Although the entire state of Morelos was greatly affected by September 2017’s earthquake, the citizens of this quaint city have maintained their optimism through community and resilience.

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True Life: I went to the ER in Mexico

I was recently working and living in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and got pretty sick… We are (romantically) talking about days of not leaving the toilet, not sleeping, not eating. Unsure if it was food poisoning or an infection, I called my travel insurance company, and they instructed me to head to the ER. I began to Google, ‘how much does it cost to go the ER in Mexico?... ‘what is going to the ER in Mexico as an American like?’ and couldn’t find any straight answers. Per usual, I guess I was finding out IRL.

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One day (and gluten free!) in Sayulita, Mexico Guide

Sayulita was once a hidden beach village off the beaten path, until Pinterest and Instagram and Bachelor in Paradise took over. It’s only 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta along Riviera Nayarit, and along the Madre Occidental Mountain range. It’s not only a small and sleepy beach town, but it’s home to some beautiful artisans, great beaches and surf. Not to mention it’s next to Mexico’s version of the Galapagos, the Islas Marietas. We had a long weekend to explore this colorful town and knock the islands off of our bucket list.  Here’s how to do it all in one day (because you can #SiSePuede):

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One Day (and Gluten and Dairy Free!) in Guanajuato, Mexico Guide

We recently went on a trip to Leon, Mexico for my partner’s work. Leon is an industrial city, home of a strong leather industry, and is considered one of Mexico’s most environmentally friendly cities. It’s clean and there is virtually no homelessness, due to the amount of jobs seemingly always available. We were told that you could virtually quit a job in the morning, and get a new one by the afternoon.  Although we had a great time shopping at the local malls, eating home-style Italian food at Peperonata (with amazing gluten free options/highly recommend!), as well as eating worm and ant egg tacos at Restaurante Los Agaves (naturally gluten free, but kind of gross), it is a city built more for your international business man/woman, than tourist.  So, given that we only had one full day to explore central Mexico, we decided to visit the quaint town of Guanajuato, just an hour away from Leon by taxi, which costs around $40 on average.

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