I survived Mexico City!
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A spur of the moment decision led me to
I landed in
But soon I was carried away by the architecture and the atmosphere of the city. The buildings, though mostly tilted and understated, were just as captivating and impressive. I could have spent hours wandering the streets, but my paranoia kicked in so I went back to my hostel. Tomorrow’s itinerary has been set.
The city was quite lively when I got up early the next morning. The zócalo were filled with people arranging flowers and rehearsing. I later found out that it was an Aztec celebration and ceremony. I spent a few hours being mesmerized by the smell of the sage, the sound from the drums and the dancing. At one moment, while the ceremony was going on at one end of the zócalo, a silent protest was on the other, then joined by the daily lowering of the flags with the military. The impressive thing was that it all carried on peacefully.
I stayed at the Mexico City Hostel, just behind the Catedral. Not too social of a place, and sometimes the TV is turned on so loud that it's impossible to sleep. Breakfast is so-so. But, it was cheap (USD$10 in a dorm room) and clean.
The tour I got with Hostel Catedral. I wasn't all that happy with them as they quote different people with different prices. DO NOT pay for the entrance fees when you buy the tour as you would then pay twice! No use arguing with the tour guides as they would just not let you in if you don't pay (again).