Mexico City Dreaming Day 1

13 Aug

We arrived in Mexico City at 11:30am Thursday. The city was rain-soaked from the aftermath of tropical storm Franklin. The plane landed smoothly and we zipped through immigration quickly. A thirty minute taxi ride to our hotel to drop off our luggage cost about $12us. The hotel was clean and located in a lovely neighborhood. I found Casa de la Condesa on hotels.com. Score! You never know what you’ll end up with, but I’d recommend this little hotel any day.

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Clean, quiet and great shower!

The hotel called us a taxi to travel to Coyoacan to meet friends for a late lunch. The Coyoacana was exquisitely delicious. Score number two.

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I met Paty and Maria at the swim competition in Bacalar. Dear women.

With light rain, we walked the neighborhood and waited in line to visit the Frida Kahlo museum. It was my second visit and Lisa’s first. I love imagining Frida sitting at her easel. She is an inspiration.

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After the museum we wandered around this hip little Coyoacan neighborhood. Honey, we’re not in Bacalar!! Every town square in colonial Mexico has a church and the cathedral of Saint John the Baptist was quite beautiful.

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Excuse the blurry picture.

We also managed a quick walk through the Mercado before it closed. Meeting up with our taxi driver was a snap and we were back at out hotel ready for a good night’s sleep and quite pleased with ourselves for managing a wonderful first day in Mexico City.

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Mexico City is a huge metropolis with lovely neighborhoods and green parks. It is sure worth the visit and we will continue with our week long visit. Stay tuned.

DOS TORTAS

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10 Responses to “Mexico City Dreaming Day 1”

  1. Laird August 13, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    I’m jealous!!! It sounds like y’all are having a great trip!!!

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    • afish25 August 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

      What a city! We will definitely be back.

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  2. LJones August 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    I’m so happy to know you are having fun and are safe and sound. This little neighborhood looks adorable and the hotel suggestion looks delightful. Thanks Alex – sending love to you both xo

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    • afish25 August 13, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

      This neighborhood is a delight. So many restaurants, music and hip people.

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  3. emilievardaman August 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

    Nice trip! I just read another friend’s blog about the Frida house. I am insanely jealous.

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    • afish25 August 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

      Must get here early to have time to soak it all in. I have more pictures in my July 2015 blog.

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  4. fabiolaofmexico August 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

    Enjoy your time in the city! La Condesa is a really cool neighboorhood.

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  5. Jack Scott August 14, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    Mexico City is definitely on my bucket list. maybe one day!

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    • afish25 August 14, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

      Oh Jack, boys in tight pants and leather jackets everywhere! We met a couple at the next table at a Thai restaurant. They took us out to the coolest little bar. Not bad for two old TORTAS.

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