Why you should go to Mexico City !

Under the shadow of volcanoes in a valley over 2,000 meters (about 7,000 feet) above sea level, Mexico City is a megapolis of more than 20 million, built on the ruins of the Aztec Empire. It boasts the largest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere, the world's largest floating garden, four UNESCO World Heritage sites, one of the biggest Pride parades on the continent and perhaps the longest boulevard in the world, stretching 35 miles (56 km) across the city.

There is also no shortage of world-class museums, distinctive cuisines, ancient pyramids, colonial architecture, cosmopolitan nightlife, stylish boutiques and a welcoming "live-and-let-live attitude." The city's Zona Rosa - named for its pinkish cobblestones - is a happening neighborhood famous for shopping, classy restaurants, nightlife and the 16-block gayborhood around Amberes Street.

Home to a large LGBTQ community, the Mexican capital has led the way with the legalization of same-sex marriages, adoption by same-sex couples and sex changes. It's not unusual to see same-sex couples holding hands in upscale neighborhoods like Condesa, Roma, Centro Históric and Polanco as well as the Zona Rosa.

Cocktail Time

Mexico brings to mind great beers and great tequila, but the capital is having a cocktail renaissance. Bars all over town...

La Cuenta Por Favor

If waiters don't automatically deliver the check, don't chalk it up to bad service. It's local custom to wait until the...

It's Official!

DF or Mexico Distrito Federal - the official name of Mexico City for two centuries - is no more. It has been replaced by...