Category Mexico City

Mexico: Mexico City, Part Eleven

December 1 – 4 We departed at our the Insurgentes Metro station and as we walked back up the pedestrian mall, felt inexplicitly drawn into a bustling Churro shop.  As in Puebla and quite a few times in Spain, one gets a portion of chocolate to dip the little bundles of fried goodness into.  Add […]

Mexico: Mexico City, Part Ten

December 1 – 4 Leaving the Trotsky house, we walked back over to Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s Museum and with still more time to kill, headed off in another direction in search of a Christmas market we’d heard might exist in the area.  We were on the hunt for a small angel for Sharon (aka […]

Mexico: Mexico City, Part Nine

December 1 – 4 I’m going to state up front that this would be one of those great travel days, one of many we’ve experienced during a lifetime of visiting people and places.  Nothing extraordinary happened but it contained just the right mixture of walking, touristy activities, and of course, good food and drink to […]

Mexico: Mexico City, Part Eight

December 1 – 4 Our 2 1/2-hour bus ride back to Mexico City proceeded smoothly and at a reasonable cost of 424 Pesos ($21.81) with a taxi ride to and from hotels running right around $6.  It was nice to get back to Hotel Casa Gonzalez, a familiar surrounding for us even though our room […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Seven

November 19 – 22 Ascending from the Metro station at Insurgentes, we walked back towards the hotel on the bustling Calle Genova, crowds of folks just off work sitting at the outdoor patios of the bars lining the street, enjoying the end of the day.  We decided to stop in at Aventura as we’d noticed […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Six

November 19 – 22 Navigating that next morning was made easier as we were to meet our tour group at the front steps of the Palacio de Bellas Artes.  Using our knowledge of the metro system this time around, we were able to locate a station a bit closer to the site making for a […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Five

November 19 – 22 We left the cathedral and walked over to the National Palace, the seat of the federal government in Mexico.  This site has been a palace for the ruling class of Mexico since the Aztec Empire and much of the current palace’s building materials are from the original one that belonged to […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Four

November 19 – 22 We found navigating the Mexico City Metro system to be fairly easy and enjoyed traveling on it with one exception; during certain times of the day it could become unbearably crowded, the bane of any large train system.  A number of times we had to almost force ourselves into a car […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Three

November 19 – 22 We left the Museo and found ourselves a place to sit and view the procession now coming down Ave. de la Reforma.  Much to Joanna’s delight, we’d hit that portion of the parade featuring legions of horses, the riders all decked out in costumes saluting their region, or the occupation they […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Two

November 19 – 22 The Museo Nacional Anthropolgia, the largest and most visited museum in Mexico, is located in Chapultepec Park, one of the biggest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, measuring just over 1,695 acres (Central Park in NYC is 842 acres, Griffith Park in L.A. is 4,300 acres).  Centered on a rock formation […]