1st day in Mexico City
We arrived safely in Mexico city yesterday night! Our journey was great: we took the bus from Long Beach to Tijuana Airport and made our way from there to Mexico city by plane. Even though the bus ride was a bit adventurous (Hans forgot to print his ticket so we almost didn't get on the bus) it all worked out great!
After a 10 h journey we finally arrived and we're surprised how cheap everything was! An Uber from the airport into the city center where our hostel is was only 60 pesos, which equals 3 euros.
Our hostel "Massiosare El Hostal"
Finding it in the street was a bit hard but once you realize that the dark and small entrance is the one to the hostel, the great experience begins! We had to walk up 4 floors to get to the reception where we checked in. Everyone was so friendly and spoke English fluently (which was a surprise since nobody talked English to us in Mexico so far).
Our stay in a 4 bed room for 4 nights costs 1600 pesos, which is 40 euros each - can it get any cheaper?
Our room is spacious and clean and the guy we're sharing it with seems to be nice so far.
Everything is really clean and pretty, they even served us breakfast in the morning, including coffee, orange juice and some pastries.
The best thing: our rooftop terrace which is right next to our room!
The rooftop terrace at our hostel, July 7th, 2017
Here you can hangout with other people that stay in the hostel, have drinks, or simply enjoy the view :)
Bus tour in Mexico city
To get an overview, we decided to hop on a bus today to see the city and all the important sights.
It was great, since we got to see the Basilica of Guadeloupe, and the whole area around it where there are so many beautiful cathedrals.
One cathedral is on top of a mountain that you can walk up all the way, and the view is WORTH IT:
View from the hill near the Basilica de Guadeloupe, July 7th, 2017
For lunch, we definitely wanted to go for something typically Mexican. So we just walked the streets around the Basilica and tried to avoid the touristy places. We found a small place, it didn't even have a name, where they serve daily menus. The "menu del día" was handwritten, and this is what they had:
Menu del día at our little place without a name, July 7th, 2017
There were only Mexicans in there and it looked like a small family street food place so... We decided to go there. Even though we didn't understand anything on the menu we ordered it all. And turns out it was super delicious and authentic and on top so cheap. We got a 3 courses menu for 50 pesos each, including a drink. That is approx. 2,50 € - crazy, right???
Here is what we had:
1st: vegetable soup calles Conzomé
2nd: azoro roja
3rd: tacos con carne
For now we will get some rest at our hostel before heading out to discover the nightlife. Adiós!