Don’t go there, it’s not safe, you’ll die! It’s pretty much what we’ve heard from people when we told them we were heading there (It’s also the name of the book written by fellow overlanders, Life Remotely, that Maria has been reading).
We arrived in Mexico city and found our way to Condesa.
We walked around Parque Espana and found internet to contact our couchsurfing hosts.
Condesa is the hipster/bohemian part of town, full of bars, theaters, and yoga studios. It’s their Brooklyn, but with perfect, year-round weather. Walking down the streets of Condesa, you can hear all different types of language. I felt like I was at home in N.Y.
We headed over to our hosts-Carlos, Abril, and Claudia and their furry housemates. We stayed up with them chatting and laughing until pretty late. They told us where to go, and what to see, and how to take the metro.
The next day, we walked around the city for hours. There’s so much to see and do, and public transportation is extremely easy, and people are friendly enough to stop and give you directions, despite them being in the stereotypical rush of every large metropolis.
We (hanging head in shame) actually purchased one of those hop-on, hop-off tour bus tickets.
We wanted to get a good idea of the layout of the city, and figured this was the best way, since it was Monday and all the museums were closed.
There is so much to see and do in CDMX (Ciudad de Mexico). You can spend a couple of weeks on the Museums alone, or try stuffing your face in the many restaurants, or just sit and people watch for hours.
Or go shopping in this fancy mall:
Maria even said that this is one city she can picture herself living in. She doesn’t say that very often, as she is pretty much in love with New York City.
The next day, International Women’s day, we went to the Frida Kahlo Museum:
It was a great way to spend International Women’s day.
We also met up with one of our Facebook followers and now friend, who recently moved to Mexico City from California.
She gave us great advice on the city, and on Mexico itself. She also made us try Chapulines, or crickets. They were delicious! Flavorful and crunchy.
We ended up spending four days in Mexico City, our hosts were kind enough to let us stay longer than our intended stay. But honestly, I think you can spend six months in Mexico City and still feel like you haven’t seen everything.
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!