Mexico City

Improvising Survival

The clash between the new global gentrifiers and Mexico City’s informal economies.

From downtown, it takes about an hour by metro to get to the Wednesday flea market...

Mexico City

The Pulque Chronicles

Mexico’s pre-Hispanic alcoholic drink finds new life in the city’s old school bars.

Ten years ago I lived in an apartment building in downtown Mexico City. One afternoon a...

Europe

Grand Tours

How travelers became tourists

In 2003, while studying for a graduate degree in geography, I started working weekends at Stanfords,...