Mexico City, Mexico.
1. May, 2017.
The site of Mexico City is the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. What a splendid city that must have been! The modern city of Mexico definitely has it’s charm however. Our accommodations is a B&B at a place called Barrio Alameda, at the Alameda Central square, opposite the beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes.
The square itself is a family friendly area with many fountains specially designed for kids. Around the fountains are circular benches with a free wifi area. Elderly guys playing chess on small tables around the square and the market. Young and old, people of all shapes and sizes kissing and cuddling. A good place for all age groups to relax in. La vita bella! as the Italians would say.
Barrio Alameda is a charming arty commune house with several small designer boutiques, record store, comics book store, barber, coffee houses, bars, restaurants and at least three tattoo parlours. Had probably my best haircut of my life at the house barber with inclusive beer in hand and back massage afterwards. What a place!
Mexicans are lively, courteous and pleasant to be around. A stark difference from Lima in Peru. Vibrant market by the side of the block that Barrio Alameda is in with a packed dance floor in the evenings. Young and old dancing their hearts out enjoying life. The inhabitants of the city obviously a blend of local Native Americans with Europeans, although the Indian features seem more prelevant.
I see now that I have scheduled too few days in Mexico City, will be heading out to Mérida in the Yucutan peninsula on May 4th. A mental note, must come back here as soon as I can.