My favorite things about Mexico City
Today we left Mexico City and made our way to Cancun. As I’m writing this blog post, we are sitting right outside the Cancun airport waiting for our ADO bus to take us to Tulum, a small city by the beach at the East coast of Mexico.
Even though it’s been a wonderful 5 days, we were missing the sun and the beach already. I just realized how much the weather impacts your mood and how much more you enjoy stuff when the sun is shining. Well, we didn’t have that for the last days. Unfortunately, it was raining every day around 6 p.m. For exploring the city, the weather was actually okay, because it wasn’t that hot, but still – we are here for vacation and WE WANT SUN! :D
So now that we’re here, and I don’t have anything to do for the next 45 minutes, I decided to write a blog post to recap the last days, give some facts and show some more pictures. Enjoy ????
The people are more than friendly
Even though my Spanish is kind of bad, we got in touch with so many people. And that’s not because we tried to talk to everybody and make contact but because the people here in Mexico City were super friendly and helpful! We got asked if we’re lost when we looked at our phones, and if they should help us find directions. That never happened to me in Germany before!
Also, when riding the metro, we talked to this guy (I already talked about him in an earlier post) and he just gave us some of his favorite places to eat as recommendations – how nice is that?
In the restaurants we went to, only small local ones, nobody talked English at all. Still, they tried their best to explain to us what’s on the menu, how we should eat it, how we can combine it with other stuff…we were never lost! Thanks Mexico ????
They’re just awesome! I am not really a fan of those touristy markets that you can find in every tourist city, I actually hate them. The mercados in Mexico City were different though. We got to see the one near our hostel at the Bellas Artes museum on the first day. They sell mostly drinks, fruits and some other random stuff there. We had a freshly made fruit smoothie, which was…well different :D I didn’t really enjoy my Lemon smoothie because I ordered it with no sugar – what a mistake! But Hansis mango shake was awesome and you could really taste the quality of the fruits!
Also, we went to the Mercado Coyoacan which is right next to the Frida Kahlo museum.
We had the best food at a place called cocina de mi mama, really authentic and tasty with the friendliest service!
The Mercado we went to on Sunday was recommended to us by a guy from the hostel. It was huge, and we actually didn’t even see tourists there, only Mexicans! Bought some clothes, anjoyed the surrounding and walked around for so long.
So all in all, the mercados are a must see, and I can recommend all 3 of them ????
OMG the food
What should I say… I loved Mexican food already but now that I’ve tasted in from here, I love it even more! Except for yesterday, where we were just too lazy and ordered Pizza to the hostel, we had Mexican food only – all day everyday!
It’s super cheap to eat here, and you get a lot for the small amount of money you pay. I have to admit, I had to get used to the spiciness it had (ALWAYS) but it’s great! I learned that I love the Mexican veggie soup Consomé and also I really loved Flautas, which are kind of big crunchy tacos, filled up with chicken for example.
It’s really worth it to eat el menu del día when they offer it. For 50-80 pesos, which is less than 3 euros, you get 3 courses that you can choose freely. So for example start off with Consomé, continue with Azoro roja, and have some Tacos or Enchiladas at the end.
Also, they serve some kind of slightly sweetened tea with it – for free. It’s truly awesome!
Adiós Ciudad de Mexico and bienvenido a Tulum!
So, this was some insights on the stuff I loved about Mexico city. Now I am really excited to be by the beach again, lay in the sun, and just do nothing for a few days. Tulum was recommended to us by Sarah, my cousin, so I am sure it will be great! I’ll keep you posted – Adiós!