I have some exciting travel plans to share….


I have something super exciting to announce and share!


I am flying to Mexico City (23 September) to attend the Latin America 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony thanks to the Mexican Tourism Board, who have kindly invited me and are hosting me. I will be back in the UK next Friday 30th September.

The awards ceremony will announce the fourth annual list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 on Monday 26th September at Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral, which I absolutely can’t wait to attend and I stressed for weeks about finding a dress, which I have at last 🙂

The countries participating are Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guyana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

You can follow the live countdown on Twitter, join in the action on Facebook and Instagram and watch the livestream from 8:45pm Mexico City time. The time difference is 6 hours (Mexico City is 6 hours behind).

In preparation for the trip, I have been reading up lots on Mexico City in this massive book, by Lonely Planet, which is really good! It is my first time visiting the capital and I will of course have various blog posts about the trip on my return.


This is the second time I will be visiting Mexico, the first time being to Cancun in 2011 for a beach holiday. The beaches are amazing by the way 🙂

Here are some snaps from my previous trip to Cancun in 2011. You can read more about that trip here.

You can follow my trip on my Facebook page, Twitter @binnyjs and Instagram @binnys_kitchen (wifi dependent).

I have a fun and packed itinerary, organised by the Mexican Tourism Board, which includes dining at some of the restaurants on the top 50 list, which I am very excited about, sightseeing and even a tequila tasting!

My home for the week will be the Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel, and I will share some photos of the hotel too. If you have looked at my regularly stayed at hotel brands, you will know I am a die hard Starwood fan so am very happy about that.

This will be my first time travelling so far away (an 11 hour flight by myself) and staying alone so this is a major step for me going somewhere not knowing what to expect. I am very excited though and literally counting down!

Hope you enjoy all my updates and I look forward to sharing all my experiences in Mexico City with you.


Binny xx

PS: For anyone worrying, Mexico City has been declared Zika Free by the CDC, which was a major factor in me deciding to go 🙂



About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Jaini wrote:

    OMG! Incredible Binny. Have fun ❤️ Can’t wait for all your blog posts now xx

    Posted 9.23.16 Reply
  2. This is going to be brilliant! Can’t wait to see what you get up to!!

    Posted 9.23.16 Reply
  3. Harpreet wrote:

    Wow, wow, wow! This is fantastic! You are a serious inspiration! Enjoy every minute of it, looking forward to following you!

    Posted 9.23.16 Reply
  4. How amazing!! Have a wonderful time. Can’t wait for your updates xx

    Posted 9.23.16 Reply
  5. Planes & Champagne wrote:

    Binny that’s amazing!! I went on my own last year for work and loved it! I’ve written a post on it – will email you the details. Have the best time ever!!!xxx

    Posted 9.23.16 Reply
    • Binny wrote:

      Yes please hun!! Have a fab weekend and can’t wait to catch up with you xx

      Posted 9.23.16 Reply
  6. Oh Binny this is amazing!! I’m so excited for you!! I always look at the 50 Best Restaurants list before I book anywhere!

    Posted 9.23.16 Reply
    • Binny wrote:

      Thanks love am so excited!!

      Posted 9.23.16 Reply
  7. Oh my, that’s awesome Binny! I went to Mexico City in January – undoubtedly one of the best cities I’ve ever visited. There is a brilliant buzz, unbelievably good food and the kindest, warmest people!

    If you get a chance do check out Pujol for dinner – it was just wonderful!


    Posted 9.23.16 Reply
    • Binny wrote:

      Thanks hun I definitely will! Going to have a nosy on your blog now:) xx

      Posted 9.23.16 Reply
  8. This is so fun!! And here I am just touring around my hometown London
    http://beeingshazeda.blogspot.com/2016/09/learning-in-london_24.html 🙂

    Posted 9.24.16 Reply
    • Binny wrote:

      Aww thanks hun! It is pretty awesome so far although very jet lagged lol

      Posted 9.24.16 Reply
  9. Wonderful Binny, looking forward to all of your pictures x

    Posted 9.24.16 Reply
  10. Super excited for you! Enjoy it, dear! =)

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

    Posted 9.24.16 Reply
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