Claudia Roth

Joined July 2017Living in: Basel, Switzerland
  • Day4

    Museo Nacional de Antropologia

    Yesterday in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Lazy day with museum trip. We saw the department early and late Mesoamerica, which as a cultural concept included Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belice, Honduras, Nicuaraga and Costa Rica. All these amazing civilizations which of all kinds of Pyramids over Centralamerica representing them. Cultures like Maya, Teotihuacana, Mixteca, Olmeda etc.
    It was impressive. The artefacts go from tiny, tiny to enormous.
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  • Day3


    January 17 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Mike&Oxanna live in a neighborhood called Condesa in Avenida Amsterdam. It’s a very hip place with many Restaurants, Cafes, Galleries, local art shops, Yoga places, Organic food and so on. You get the picture?
    Condesa is inhabited by many Expats and American retirees. Mexico forAmericans is like Spain to Northern European.
    In the morning they gather for coffee in one of the many coffees.
    The prices here are incredibly cheap. For example Manicure 8.80Sfr., Acrylnails from scratch 20.- Sfr. (Of course only woman can understand!) One Taco 93 Rappen. Even if you eat 3 (and I was done after 3) that amounts to not even 3Sfr. Big Salad with onions, tomato and avocado 2.60Sfr.
    Suits my budget!
    Avenida Amsterdam once upon a time was horse race track. They made it into an Avenue with many trees and the Avenue is basically a loop where people take leisurely walks. Joggers and dogs collaborate in the space. Apropos dogs; At every corner there is dog saloon. Mexicans seem to quite adore their dogs and send them to the dog Spa once a week!
    Condesa also has two big beautiful parks. I can definitely feel the difference in breathing between walking in parks or under trees and on roads with heavy traffic an no greens. On those streets my throat starts to ache.
    I’ve been here 15 years ago and traveled north with my boyfriend at the time. I felt Mexicans were quite unfriendly. Today I realize that they might have reacted to my (jerk) boyfriend.
    Mexicans are totally friendly!
    The announcement says; This park is morning because of the million trees that died in the fires in Australia. Trees are amazing!
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  • Day2

    Just sleeping

    January 16 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Not much. Bought local sim card and mailed my key at home which I accidentally took with me.
    Bad air and the short walks on 2’400 meters exhausted me 💤 😴today.Good night....

  • Day1

    Start with tamales and Tequila

    January 15 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    It’s impressive to fly over a 20 million city by night. What a view!
    My first dinner with my lovely friends and hosts Mike&Oxanna were tamales and tequila.
    After that drop dead on bed.

  • Day1

    Avoid JFK

    January 15 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Forgot: Always avoid JFK. To big, it’s a hassle. Could only console myself with a cocktail. But helped translate from French to English for a French couple with immigration officers. Good deed!

  • Day1

    So pissed

    January 15 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    The day started out so well. Host made me coffee at 5.30, bus driver let me drive for free because I didn’t have Euro.
    Check-In at the airport:
    Clerk: “When when is your flight back?”
    Me: “Don’t have a flight back.”
    Clerk: “You need one☝️ .”
    Me: “Why? I’m only in transit to Mexico.”
    Clerk: “ You need one anyway, there is no such thing as transit in the U.S.”
    Me: “ »🧐🙄😳🤨😒😞😔😟😕🙁⚡️🏴‍☠️😤🤮👺☠️🤖👎🥅🤼‍♀️💣🧨🔫
    Go online, buy the cheapest ticket (New York-Frankfurt) for 295 SFR. So much for low cost 🧳 as a retired individual.
    Did not read that anywhere.
    I could have bought a direct flight Zürich-Mexico City.
    For once I’ll be explicit: Fuck this shit!
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  • Day1

    I’m so done with U.S goverment..

    January 15 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    I can carry mosquito spray but not pepper spray in checked in 🧳 ? Explanation: Pepper spray can exploded in the air, mosquito spray cannot. WHAAT??
    Then the lady wants to know when I’m leaving Mexico?? Okay, that’s it. No more invading my privacy. You want me to buy another ticket??? IT IS NOT YOUR F...... BUSINESS! Discussion. I want to talk to her supervisor. Again discussion. Please give reason that makes sense. Talks to his supervisor. Result: We really don’t need to know. 😤
    From all my swearing one can’t tell how pissed I am. I usually don’t swear.
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  • Day0

    Off I go to my adventure!

    January 14 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Train to Frankfurt Fernbahnhof, stay in AirBNB because plane is leaving very early tomorrow.
    Did you know that you have to pay 74 Dollar for a AmericanVisa if you stay more than 3 hours in the transit area of an a American Airport??!! My stay is 4 hours and something. F... this s...!

  • Day20

    Da klaue ich lieber in der Schweiz

    January 31, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Just so you know---

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