Mexico.... Penultimate destination..

Mexico City Travel Blog

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Landed in Mexcio City Wednesday 1st August , after flight via LA and multiple security checks.

We spent 3 nights in Mexico City as we have to come back at the end of the month to fly to LA. I instantly liked the vibe and atmoshere and recognised this is a City I could spend a lot more time in. There is always so much going on in the streets with food stalls and markets and performers.  People in Aztec tribes costumes with brightly coloured head dresses drumming and dancng in the main square and 100,s of Mariachis dressed in gold buttoned suits with guitars in Garibaldi square.  They play if you request and give them a few coins but mainly wait around to be whisked of to partíes or weddings to perfom and earn some real pesos.

The main square is very impressive and one on the best Plaza´s we have seen on our travels, with a lovely Church on one side with beautiful carvings and a pink tinge and the presidential palace on the other side (It was free to go inside to take a look as there are some great murals that Diego Rivera painted) plus lots of other colonial buildings with ornate balconies and a massive Mexican flag flying high in the middle!

We hooked up with Tolu and Dave (Friends who are on Hols in Mexico from London) For some Corona´s and Tacos at the oldest Cantina in Mexico City which was very old skool, but had great character about it... I did get a round of applause after neraly smashing over all the bottles on our table!!  We have now been eating chilles for every meal including breakfast and I am now well and truley addicted.

We also visted the Frida Khalo Museum which is in based in her old house, in a upmarket area of Mexico City.   The house is big, blue and beautiful, it was really interesting to see how she lived, see her paintings (lots of which are self portraits, and look extreamly sad) and also to learn about her relationship with Diego Rivera, read her love letters from other lovers, learn about her illness and accidents and her generally troubled life.   

So saturday night was spent on a night bus (How very exciting) with only 3 hours kip, but ended up in the steamy jungle near by the Palenque Maya ruins. The budget is being hit very hard now, buses, food and accomodation es "Muy Claro" compared to parts of South America!

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