Visiting Mexico City (again)

Mexico City Travel Blog

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Outside view of the exposition

As some might know this isn't my first time in Mexico. Last summer I already spend 6 weeks in this beautiful country. And like last time I wanted to visit Mexico City, One of the largest cities in the world and if you are used to the cities in the Netherland this is something incredible and I never saw a city so big in my life before. But as some might remember as well, I haven't got many good memories of my last visit in Mexico City. First it was the time that I had to say goodbye to both Mexico and Tere. Next to that last time I got horribly sick. Yeahh I know it isn't the best thing to eat ice-cream in a country like Mexico (made from regular water), but yeah I did it and the last time I was in Mexico my body started to react to that ice-scream and I was walking with that virus for 4 to 5 months.

Me infront of the Cathedral
 Belief me that is not something I would want give to anybody, not even my worst enemy.

Luckily this time everything was different, I wasn't feeling sick, the weather was great (last time it was a little bit gloomy) and everything around me was saying that it would be an amazing day. And it was....... The main reason why we went to Mexico City was because of an exposition at the Zocalo. It was something Tere really wanted to see and I thought I would be great as well. Arriving in Mexico City we caught up with a close friend to Tere, and I consider him as a close friend too. It was Mexico City expert Edgar, but many people just call him Zayas.

Arriving at the Zocalo we had to wait in line for the exposition (around two hours), Luckily we did come in time because otherwise it would have been so much longer (people said that I would be around 5 hours), but the waiting in the line gave me the opportunity to make some photo's of the Zocalo and all the sights close to it.

The Cathedral from a different prespective
I saw the main Church of Mexico City, the Revolutionary Bell, Presidential Palace and many other things. You might wonder how it was possible to make pictures of so many things and still remain able to stand in line. Just mentioning in passing; the line for the exposition went around the Zocalo twice. So in theory we did a small pilgrimage around the Zocalo twice. During the "pilgrimage" Tere and Zayas told me everything I needed to know about the sights around the Zocalo. That way I learned many things about the history of Mexico City and the Zocalo.

After the 2 hours we finally went inside the exposition. Maybe a very interesting detail is that the exposition building was completely made out of sea containers and bamboo and the exposition was about the relationship between wild-life and humans.

Aztec dancers near the Zocalo
And to describe the exposition in one word: Amazing. To bad I couldn’t make any photo's inside (outside I could, so I did :D), But the photo's and movies that were shown inside were amazing, you have to think of a combination of Enya and the documentary “Earth”. It was really nice and it was worth waiting for. We spend almost 1.5 hours inside. But before going outside I suddenly realized who burned I was. Yeah I got burned like crazy. I had forgotten my sun-screen and because of the wind I wasn't feeling that I was burning. I looked like a shrimp and Tere calls me like that at the moment.

After the exposition we did some sight-seeing in Mexico City. First we went to the Latin-American Tower, which was nice, but not something of which you would say. WOOW, let's go to Mexico City and see the Latin-American Tower.

The Latin-American Tower
But close to the Latin-American Tower is the “Palacio de Bellas Artes”. And that was something worth coming to the Mexico City for. A grand building which reminded me of the European architecture during the “Dark Ages”. It was stunning, especially when you pay close attention to all the small details.  But by the time we saw everything and made photos of everything we got really hungry and we went to a small restaurant around 4 streets away from the Zocalo. You can read my review on that small restaurant if you would like to know what I thought of the food and the place.

After eating we went to see the "Revolution Monument" which was amazing. We had to do a detour, because in the road to the monument there were people staying that were on a strike or something.

"Palacio de Bellas Artes"
Dunno really, but in any case it was too dangerous to go to the monument directly. But at the monument I saw something amazing. It is comparable when seeing the Eifel tower for the first time. It was really nice, but more important was the fact that you could see that people are capable of building something so great and amazing. At the monument we asked a local police officer to tell us the story of the monument. By the time we heard the story (which was rather long, but very interesting) we had to go home, because at night Tere and I had a dinner with the entire family.

All in all it was an amazing day and if you might think it those are the only things I have seen, No, I have see so many other things as well and there are still many thing I would like to see. But this all gives me good reason to visit Mexico City another time, because I really think that Mexico City is in the same line as cities like Paris, Berlin, Athens and Amsterdam. 

 

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Outside view of the exposition
Outside view of the exposition
Me infront of the Cathedral
Me infront of the Cathedral
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Aztec dancers near the Zocalo
Aztec dancers near the Zocalo
The Latin-American Tower
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Palacio de Bellas Artes
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