Lazy Sunday in Mexico City
Today, after having a good long WhatsApp talk, Hans and me decided to spend the day walking around our neighbourhood first. We asked the guys in our hostel for Mercados we could go to, because we heard that there are sooo many markets here. So: That's what we did. We chose a market that is about a 30 minutes walk from our hostel in the centro historico of Mexico city. This way, we got to know our neighbourhood a little better. I love just walking around places, without having a specific plan. I know, doesn't sound like me at all, but I don't know, I somehow learned to chill out about that stuff and not stress it, especially when you're not traveling alone.
Anyway, this is what we got to see on the way to the Mercado:
Plaza near our neighbourhood, July 9th, 2017
Beautiful old neighbourhood near centro historico, July 9th, 2017
Never miss out on that coffee though, July 9th, 2017
How to ride the bus in Mexico city, July 9th, 2017
The biggest Market I've ever seen
So after our stroll thoughout the city, we finally got to the Mercado the hostel guy recommended for us. You can basically get everything there - clothes, food, electronics, jewelery, furniture, make-up, CDs, even a haircut :D It was crazy! We walked around for more than 2 hours and bought some clothes. Yeah, I had to buy a new pair of pants because I hung mine on the rooftop terrace yesterday and forgot to take them back in... And since it was raining throughout the whole day, they're soaking wet...still! I only brought 1 pair of jeans and that's it - I didn't expect it to be so cold here in Mexico City! We have like 18 degrees, so definitely not possible wearing shorts or a dress when you're out all day.
Anyway, this market was such a cool experience! Definitely watch your bags while you walk there, because it's so packed that people can easily steal stuff from you... Even though it's so crowded, there are cars and motor cycles driving through the small paths - crazy! But nothing happened to us, and we didn't feel unsafe or anything at all.
Fake make up stand at the mercado, July 9th, 2017
Furniture stand at the mercado, July 9th, 2017
Can't miss out on some culture on a Sunday
So after the crazy but awesome mercado, we decided to go see another museum - typical sunday stuff. Some girls recommended to go see the Anthropology museum, so we headed there by Uber. We spent around 1 hour there, but honestly I have to say, I didn't really enjoy it. It wasn't bad or anything, I guess I'm just not that much interested in the Anthropology field :D Compared to the Frida Kahlo museum yesterday, that one couldn't compete at all. So yeah, if you're interested in seeing parts of old ruins and skeletons: Go there! If not, it's not a must see.
Museo Nacional de Antropologia, July 9th, 2017
Inside the museum, July 9th, 2017
For now, we stay at our hostel tonight. We're both super tired and exhausted and on top the weather is so bad. Thunder, rain, cold... Lazy Sunday night is calling!