I wasn’t planning anything special for Thanksgiving, but two weeks of -10c average daytime temperatures in Champaign ignited the need to escape to warmer climates and so – way past last minute – I begun looking for cheap tickets and ended up booking a trip to Mexico City. To be completely frank, I had no idea what to expect. People whose opinions I hold dear have told me horror stories about safety in Mexico City and the last thing I wanted is to worry about where and what to do. But, aside from that I knew nothing about this gigantic metropolis and I’ve wanted to visit Mexico and central America and never really had the chance.
And so, without much planning, having done absolutely no homework what so ever, I headed down south to try my luck. The result? a fantastic trip, I could not have wished for anything more.
From the mind-blowing Teotihuacan Pyramids, through the many lovely neighborhoods and world-class tourist attractions, to the wonderful and friendly people and the amazing local Mexican food, I couldn’t get enough of it all. And the weather, oh the weather, it was exactly what I needed to recover from the northern US cold.
Below is my “visions of Mexico City”, a quick preview to the things I’ve seen and experienced in my Mexico trip. Much more to come on each of those later…
Walking around Mexico City
Mexico City from above
The people and culture of Mexico City
The museums and tourist attractions
A glorious start to my Mexican explorations, may there be many more Mexican trips to come…
[UPDATE after revisit]
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