Cristina Alonso

Local Experts: Mexico City, Cristina Alonso

Cristina Alonso is a travel and food writer who lives in Mexico City, where she was born and raised. Cristina called Madrid and New York home for a while, but she found it impossible to escape the wonderful chaos of her hometown. As a freelancer, her writing has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Time Out New York, Remezcla, Grub Street, and Hoja Santa. She has also worked as a writer and editor for Travel + Leisure México and Aire, Aeroméxico's in-flight magazine. Her first book, "Art & Fiesta in Mexico City" (Hardie Grant Books, 2020), is a travel guide to her hometown. She spends most of her time and money on food, mezcal, and concerts.

• 10+ years of experience as a travel, lifestyle, food and drink writer and editor
• Editor-in-chief of Aire and Accent, Aeroméxico's in-flight magazines
• Received a master's degree in magazine writing from New York University
• Received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México
• Co-founder of Care MX, a mental health awareness community

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