Category Mexico 2019

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Four

November 23 – 27 After our tasty snack, we walked up to the Templo de Santo Domingo, a former Dominican monastery (we’d visit it later in our stay) stopping at a number of shops to check out the merchandise. From there we walked through a small street market, one of many around the city, a […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Two

November 23 – 27 Breakfast the next morning would become a reassuring and filling habit, a small buffet of fruit, muffins, bread, cereal, yoghurt and various things to drink.  You’d fill your plate and sit at one of the tables on the rooftop, the sounds of a waking city bubbling up from the street below.  […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part One

November 23 – 27 We finished up with our breakfast and checked out of the hotel, our stay of four nights running us 7,515 Pesos ($388.40) in total with 6,873 pesos ($357) for lodging and 642 pesos($33) for meals/drinks, less than $100 a day for a nice room and a number of breakfasts.  One of […]

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 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 […]