Mexico

Celebrating The Corona Beer Boss Who Made Everyone In His Village A Millionaire In His Will

Jon Wilkins | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Jon Wilkins

It's my 50th birthday this week and I am going to drink a lot of alcohol. In fact, to be more specific, a lot of beer. In fact, to be even more specif...

A Home Away From Home - There's Truth To The Cliché At El Taj, Playa Del Carmen

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Our days at El Taj had the most wonderful routine to them. Waking up to sunshine and a cup of coffee in our own kitchen. Skipping into swimsuits to splash into the beautifully blue (and wonderfully warm) Caribbean sea from the old dock.

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Created A Mountain Higher Than Everest In Minutes

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech

When the asteroid which wiped out the dinosaurs struck Earth, the surface of the planet rebounded so fast it formed a mountain higher than Everest in ...

Mayan Medicine Retreat In Rural Kent

Jane Egginton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

My intention is to let go of negativity and the past, and the candle in my meditation stops in a little dark cave, its light inviting me to stay with it. It seems emblematic of the lodge itself, dark, primeval, womb-like, a place of death and burial and also of re-birth.

Let's Talk Tulum - Believe The Hype!

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

When we drove up the highway to heaven, I had my face pressed up to the glass, trying to car-window-shop to determine where we would be dining during the days (and nights) to come.

Post-dialup Politics

Adam Hargreaves | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hargreaves

Time was when a newly elected head of state got a "honeymoon period"; a time to ride on the wave of national enthusiasm and renewal. With an electorate sick to the back teeth of the last lot, you got to capitalise on that positivity and get some of the unpleasant stuff done while people still like you. Not this time. In this age, the post-dialup age, your honeymoon period lasts about as long as a Snapchat. If that.

The Refugee Crisis As Political Narcissism

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Such is the self-absorption of Britain with things that affect Britain, you could almost be forgiven for thinking the world's refugee crisis is largely about who comes to this country. It's all about Calais, isn't it?... The UK is just a bit player in the global drama - the tragedy - which has seen tens of millions of people forced out of their homes because of war and repression.

Is This The Most Amazing Kids Club Ever?

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Stepping into Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, Cancun was like stepping into a scene of an old romantic movie. Huge vases of flowers gave a still focus to the gentle flow of hotel life and the grand stained-glass ceiling gave the grand lobby a warm and magical glow

Three Ways To Literally Rock Your Holiday In Cancun

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

The Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun will rock your holiday into next week (or the next fortnight depending on how long you're staying for). It has the crazily-perfect Caribbean sea, party pools, cool cocktails, fine food, super stage shows and hydro-spa tub in your Hard Rockstar suite, but it includes something far more electrically exciting than most all-inclusives on the hotel strip... Guitars!!

A Culinary Tale: Tucking Into Mexico's Must-Try Dishes

Sara DSouza | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara DSouza

For a Mexican culinary fiend and seafood aficionado the Pacific Coast is heaven. Navigate your way from Baja style fish tacos to birria with this foodie's guide.

People Are Freaking Out About This 300-Year-Old Corpse 'Opening Its Eyes'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK

A video appearing to show the 300-year-old corpse of a young girl opening its eyes has got people just a little bit weirded out. According to legend, ...

Cars Drive Straight Through Mexico's 'Weeping Woman' Ghost In Spine-Tingling Video

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK

Eerie night CCTV of a ghostly figure standing at a busy traffic intersection in Mexico City has caused a stir on social media. The black and white foo...

Explore Mexico’s Pacific Coast Like A Local

By Sara D'Souza, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Across the Gulf of California from its Caribbean Coast sibling, Mexico’s Pacific Coast has everything the Caribbean side has to offer (read: pristin...

What on Earth? I'm Hiding-Out in Hacienda El Carmen‏

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

When it came to leaving, the converted stable room quarters had begun the feel like home. Hacienda El Carmen had given me what I was looking for, an escape from the ugliness that the world can hold, and an embrace with a magnificence that is far more than a weekend escape.

'Hello Who Is This Again?'

Judith Owen | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

So I just spent the morning on the phone talking about myself. No, I'm not the biggest narcissist in the world (we'll get to him later), in truth I'm promoting my latest album.

Sinkholes and Pyramids - Casa Sisal, Acanceh, Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

21st century modernism, ancient pyramids, magical sinkholes, and firefly lullabies. That was the enchanting mix that awaited us in Yucatan.... Casa ...

Trump Is a Psychopath: American Democracy or Twilight Zone?

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohadesa Najumi

I don't blame Americans for feeling that their elections are rigged. Pundits say that Trump is fuelled by anger, but it worries me even more that no one like Trump has ever got this far.

A Weekend in Latin America's No.1 City - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

San Miguel de Allende, a small colonial city in the central highlands of Mexico has been honoured with many accolades, the most recent being named as Latin America's Best City by Travel+Leisure.

Hacienda Petac ~ Where Petals Promise Peace and Paradise

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

We did not know it at the time, but as we drove through the open gates of Hacienda Petac, we were entering an embrace with Paradise.

Travelling With Young Children: It's Not to Make Marvellous Memories‏

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Why do I choose to travel so much with my young children? I want to share this love for what is available and possible in the world. I want to see their already big and sparkly eyes widen at brickwork bridges to admire river views upon, to share in their choices as they salivate over fabulous flavours in a gelato parlour.

Hacienda Temozon: A Titan of its Time‏, Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Hacienda Temozon could be tagged as the 'Grand Daddy' of the luxury haciendas. At the turn of the 20th century it was considered as one of the most im...

Two Dozen Pilot Whales Die After Tragic Beaching

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK

Two dozen pilot whales have died after becoming beached in Mexico, despite hours of desperate rescue efforts by residents and the military. The 24 wha...

A Mayan Pyramid and a Mayan Chocolate Story ~ Uxmal, Mexico‏

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Suddenly, we found ourselves standing in front of the 100-foot 'Pyramid of the Magician', spellbound. Dusted with enchanting legends, the miraculous pyramid is said to have been constructed by a magician-god, Itzamna, in one night.

A Very British Hacienda ~ Dzbikak, Yucatan, Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Atop the central entrance of the hacienda, the Union Flag was waving on the gentle tropical breeze in Yucatan, Mexico. It was a wink to our arrival but more than that, it was an invitation to delve into the details of this beautifully eccentric and most cleverly designed British-owned Hacienda Dzibikak.

That Moment When Ex-Mexican President Drops F-Bomb On Trump

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

It is one of the most nightmarish experiences of broadcasters - even the most seasoned and veteran journalists dread it. Overshadowed only by drop...