New York south of the border
05.31.2013 - 06.03.2013 80 °F
The bus system in Mexico has been phenomenal. The terminals are like airport with gates and waiting rooms, and there are multiple daily departures to almost anywhere on plush new busses with lots of room.
Who knew that Mexico City would be the hippest place we’d visit on our entire trip. The city was alive with people, art and culture and if there wasn’t a need for truckloads of armed police, it could possibly give NYC a run for its money. We stayed in the Zocalo district, and enjoyed its many plazas, cathedrals, and stunning buildings that give you the sense of being in Europe, but at much cheaper prices and with way different culinary flavors. For example, one of their specialty drinks is a spicy Michelada (Beer and Clamato) which robin demonstrates how to drink in this short video:
It appears as though Mexico City has made some huge progress in terms of air quality as we enjoyed beautiful blue skies each day filled with white fluffy clouds. On Sunday, the city shuts down 8 lanes of traffic around Alameda Central and Paseo de la Reforma for runners and cyclists, and we were excited to find ourselves out amongst the locals, enjoying a nice run through parks and major streets. Mexico City is famous for having more museums than any other cities including lots of Frida and Diego info. Luckily we ventured out to a couple fo them before getting hit with our last round of stomach issues. Here we are at the Museum of Anthropology, home of the Aztec calendar.