I lived in Mexico City until the age of 5 when my family moved to the French part of Canada. In Montreal I discovered snow, befriended a beautiful white squirrel and got my first taste of school. After two years, my parents were fed up with the cold weather and moved us back to warm and sunny Mexico. I was fortunate enough to go to a private school where I learned English, French and got in touch with several of my passions: reading, traveling, movies and rugby. Ever since, I try to read at least a book per month, try to travel outside my country once each year, have been playing rugby for a very long time, went to film school and worked in the Mexican Film system. When the opportunity to become a guide was presented to me, I took it and haven’t looked back since. I have travelled through most of Mexico and enjoy, very much, the awe and wonder this country is capable of and would like nothing more than to help replicate that sentiment in whoever is with me discovering it at the time.
I used to skip school to go to the movies across the street with a fellow cinephile. After the show, I remember going back to school with the smug demeanor of having accomplished a rebel act and quenched a thirst for moving pictures. I pursued my passion, went to film school and acquired a vast trivia of movie knowledge.
Wake up when you feel like it, there is no need to rush. Time is on your side. You'll be there for a while. Get the feel of the place, discover local delicacies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try not to repeat yourself. Go out, see the highlights but do not underestimate the advice of a local to see something not in the established tourist route. Mingle, try to make friends. Go out in the morning, in the afternoon, in the night, get a feel of how the place breathes. Take it all in, the bad and the good and try not to judge. Be mindful, you are a guest! When in Rome…
Born and raised in Mexico City, I became an official licensed Guide, by Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, in 2014.