I distinctly remember being terrified of Mexico City the first time I visited. It was so big, and noisy and busy and the streets were an utterly confusing jumble that I didn’t dare venture out into without Guy by my side. When I returned a couple of months later after backpacking through Southern Mexico, Guatemala & Belize I was surprised by how much I liked it. I learned to appreciate the energy and vibrancy of the city, the hundreds of street food options, the markets that had products you didn’t even know you needed and the ease of getting around on the Metro.
Returning this time wasn’t exactly part of the plan, but when we decided to return to Oaxaca we had to come through Mexico City and I’m so glad we did! We’ve had so much fun and we’re more than a little sad to be leaving!
The first couple of days we walked all around the central city admiring the various parks and monuments (there are a lot). Our favorite place was Coyoacán – a sweet little neighborhood just out of downtown. We walked through a big park to get to the town and it seemed like half of Mexico City were jogging through there – seriously so many people were working out as we were discussing what to eat for breakfast ha. We had tacos of course and then we picked up some treats at a bakery (they even had gluten free options!) and sat in a park watching squirrels scamper around about us and debating the difference between instinct and consciousness.
The first few days were a blur of activity. We walked so much I’ve actually got some muscle going on in my legs ha! I have so many photos (and videos) of everything we saw and did so I’ve split this into two posts to keep you from getting too bored :). Part two coming soon.
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