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March 2017’s Sunvil Supper Club – Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)

Capirotada, the traditional Mexican food similar to bread pudding, is usually eaten during the Lenten period and Good Friday. There are many different preparations of the dish, with families often having their own recipes which have been passed down through the generations. The basic ingredients carry a

Oaxaca, Mexico’s Cultural Heart

Oaxaca has long been considered a must-see destination on any holiday to Mexico, thanks to its cultural and culinary treasures. Now with improved internal air connections it has also become much easier to include a Oaxaca stop in a cross-country itinerary, without having to endure the long bus

The Queen’s 90th Birthday: A Royal Visit

As the Queen turns 90, we look back on the Sunvil destinations which she has visited during her 63 year reign. The Queen is not only our longest reigning sovereign but she must also be one of the best-travelled people in the world, having visited over 100

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latin America

There are currently 121 UNESCO World Heritage sites across Latin America. Here, are some thoughts on 5 which really stand out. Iguaçu National Park – Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay A favourite of the Sunvil Team, the Iguaçu National Park is a realm of subtropical forest on the borders of Argentina,

March’s Sunvil Supper Club: Huevos Rancheros

This is a traditional Mexican country breakfast that was served to farm workers at dawn. It comprises of eggs with chillies, tomatoes and peppers in corn tortillas. As the popularity of the dish spread beyond Mexico, many variations of the dish have been made. To download your

The best 7 Festivals in Latin America

1 – Flower Fair in Medellin, Colombia – 1-10 August every year The city of Medellin is adorned with garlands of flowers and colours to mark the annual Flower Fair. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a few days viewing different kinds of parades, competitions, folkloric

Spotlight on Wildlife: Jaguar

It is every wildlife watcher’s dream to see a jaguar in the wild. However, they are elusive, often silent and well camouflaged, so the chance of actually seeing one is fairly remote. The Jaguar is a big cat and is the only Panthera species found in the

Spotlight on Wildlife: Toucans

Toucans are native to Southern Mexico, Central America and northern portion of South America and the Caribbean region. They generally live in tropical and sub-tropical regions. They are brightly marked and have oversized colourful bills which has made it one of the world’s most popular birds. There

Spotlight on Wildlife: Bats

There are more than 1,100 species of bats.  It’s not unusual to spy a few of the furry creatures hanging from rafters or swooping around at night.  Despite vampire folklore, bats are not out to suck your blood and most are fruit eaters.  In fact only three

Highlights of Mexico City in pictures

It is inevitable that first-time visitors to Mexico City arrive with plenty of preconceptions about what they are likely to find. The largest city in the western hemisphere is also considered by some to be dangerous, polluted and impossible to get around due to the traffic problems