Metropolitan Cathedral and President's Palace in Zocalo, Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City

When the Aztec observed an eagle perched on a cactus devouring a snake, they believed this was a sign to stop their wanderings and build an empire. Today Mexico City is one of the largest capitals in the world, a city of contrasts and one that encapsulates all that is Mexican.

Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Mexico
Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Mexico

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The ruins of the great Aztec temple Teocalli lie next door to the oldest and largest cathedral in Latin America. The Surrealist Museum of Freida Kahlo is not far from the formidable National Anthropological museum and the revolutionary murals of Rivera and Siqueiros. Moreover, just outside the city is the most venerated Basilica of Guadalupe, the awe-inspiring pre-Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan and the floating gardens of Xochimilco.

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Rachael Tallents

Adventure, discovery and my curiosity for people and the natural world is what drives my love of travelling.  I am grateful for my parents’ desire to explore, and from an early age my eyes were open to diverse landscapes, cultures, and underwater worlds.

For the last 16 years, I have worked for a leading luxury tour operator designing incredible journeys for discerning clients and travelled to some magical places. I am excited to have joined Steppes Travel, and to be working for a company with such strong ethical and sustainable values.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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John Faithfull

Over multiple trips, John has immersed himself in the natural and cultural highlights of this huge country. He has had close encounters with grey whales off Baja’s Pacific coast, swam with whale sharks in the Caribbean, attended shaman rituals in Chiapas and sought out some of Mexico City’s finest Mezcalerias.

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