Category Mexico City

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 […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part One

November 19 – 22 We arrived home from Egypt the afternoon of the 17th and spent the rest of that day and the next doing laundry, opening mail, and taking care of the few things we could do in that short time frame.  The next thing we knew, we were on our way to LAX […]