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Cuauhtémoc Borough

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  • Day109

    Lucha Libre in Arena México

    February 18 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    After a day of looking at fine and contemporary artwork in the highly refined museums of the historic centre, we decided to immediately forget everything we'd seen and go watch some wrestling!! 💪😎 Lucha Libre is the second most popular sport in Mexico (after football obv) so its a huge deal here. It's also kind of a big deal for me and my family, all because of a highly underrated B-movie starring Jack Black called 'Nacho Libre'. So needless to say we were both pretty excited! We started by meeting a group of other tourists and heading to a bar where the locals gather to drink and dance before watching the Luchadors. We were given literal bucketloads of a traditional drink derived from tequila (which was absolutely rank unless diluted with gallons of fruit juice) but no amount of alcohol would be enough to get me to go up and start dancing salsa 😂
    Afterwards we all got to pick our Luchador masks from a bag. We picked out some questionable ones but you pretty much get what you're given! Once inside there were already some warm up matches going on. Even though it was a Tuesday night there were still loads of people and a really good atmosphere. The arena itself is amazing and they created quite the spectacle. Not to mention the incredible Luchadors! In Mexico you have to go to Lucha Libre university for 4 years before you can compete professionally 😯 so the stunts were awesome. There's good guys and bad guys but we just ended up cheering for anyone pulling some sweet moves! We had a great time being part of something that not only is hilarious and fun to watch, but an integral part of Mexican culture... We also got to experience real life Nacho Libre which was pretty cool! 😆
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  • Day109

    México City Day 1 pt 3

    February 18 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    More of the beautiful mosaic/mexican style buildings right in the historic centre (near our hostel) and the images also show the famous paintings we mentioned in the post about the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' building and the Tiffany curtain.

  • Day109

    Modern art museum pt2

    February 18 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    More of the modern art museum in México City 😁 as you can see we were pretty obsessed with the 'day of the dead' part of the museum, most of these works of art are to celebrate the life and death of a family member, showing a unique take on the particular persons personality 😁 Day of the dead is Méxicos biggest holiday and festival, which takes places over 2 days in October on the 2nd and 3rd of the month! It would be anazing to see this in person, me and zach really wanted to make it to this but we're here at the wrong time of year!....maybe next time 😜Read more

  • Day108

    México City Day 1!

    February 17 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Today we travelled to Mexico City and arrived around 3am in the morning, so managed to grab a few hours sleep before breakfast, and a busy, jam packed day!... As we do and had pretty much relaxed for 2 weeks prior lol! 😁 As soon as we landed here (even though it was at night) we knew we loved it straight away and couldn't wait to get out and see the sights, eat the food and drink the local beverages... tequila if we're being mega tourists lol 😂 zach wanted to sleep longer but I knew we had to get out in the city, as we only have 3 days here, and we definitely realised we should have booked more time here! But we're coming back hopefully to get our flight to the land of Oz (maybe) . So we decided to do the free walking tour (as its good way to get to know the city and the tour guides always recommended places 😉) Centro is where we are staying, so it was a good meeting point infront of the cathedral about 20mins walk away. On the walking tour Javier took us around the streets of the Historic centre with its many gallery's, museums, aztec archialogical ruins, Spanish inspired architecture (mixed with Spanish designs and even chinese decorated tiles). We also visited some good street food vendors, to see the way locals eat and its around £1 each for a huge filled taco with any meat you like, refried black beans, guacamole, chillies, picante sauce.. If you feeling brave 😏😤🔥 and the traditional white crumbly cheese topping! (they also have blue coloured tacos if you fancy it!! 😮) There is soo much history to explore here in Mexico City, its truely overwhelming but amazing. There is around 150 museums just in the city, so we definitely need more time here 😁😍Read more

  • Day108

    México City Day 1 pt 2

    February 17 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    More of our walking tour took us round the impressive post office, political building and the heart of the city; the Palacio de Bellas Artes which is designed in an art deco style inside (very much like alot of buildings in New York or Great gatsby 😎) it houses an art gallery on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor. Including the famous work of Diago Rivera (married to Frida Kahlo also famous painter and revolutionary woman of her time! 😊) 'Man, Controller of the Universe' which was originally was started in the Rockefeller building in New York, but as it was deemed too radical and communist, the Rockefeller family had it destroyed in 1934, so Diago had to come back to Mexico City after losing his contract in America and re-paint this mural in the Palacio de Bella Artes. It also has art by other artists of that era like Siqueiros, Alfaro, Orozco, O'Gorman and Tamay. The palace is also home to many famous shows including ballets, opera and musicals. The curtain in the main threatre is very famous for being designed by Tiffany Co. in 1912 made with mosaic of a million 2 cm crystals composing the landscape of the Valley of Mexico. On our walk we also came across streets of just dresses which apparently are a big thing for when girls turn 15,its a sweet 15 not 16 here. But they have big parties that can cost up to $5000 or $6000 just for one party! The cakes are a big thing too, as you have to have an amazing cake for such a big party lol 😂Read more

  • Day109

    Modern art museum.. México City

    February 18 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    In the afternoon after seeing the Palacio de Bellas artes We took a walk through one of the beautiful parks to get to the museum of popular art. The art took us on a journey from early México influences from different forms of art through history that has taken on styles and traditions that the art still has keeps up to the present day in modern art. The influences have been from anything from beliefs (religion) to the way of life in tribal backgrounds and the celebrations they famously have parties for every event in life and even death ☠️🖤 (day of the dead). Traditional mexican styles of wood carving, and using natural materials also plays a big part in modern art today in México 🇲🇽Read more

  • Day109

    Modern art museum pt4

    February 18 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Alot of these large, bright and very detailed creatures are used for festivals in México City as street parades with fireworks and traditionsl dancing. The sculptures are usually carried by people or put on floats. 😁

  • Day35

    Mexiko City, Mexico (Chinese New Year)

    February 4, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Ich hab mit tatsächlich Zeit genommen .... und zwar zum Ausschlafen🤣😂
    Und nicht nur das! Ich habe mir heute Gedanken gemacht wo es als nächstes gehen soll!
    Kurz mal unseren Kumpel Uli angehauen der bereits seit fast 6 Monaten in Mexiko rum schwirrt!
    Er hat echt gute Tipps was man noch so alles sehen sollte im Norden von Mexico City.
    Nach dem ich das Frühstück verschlafen habe, habe ich es mir im Gemeinschaftsraum bequem gemacht und habe alles Punkte aufgeschrieben was ich gern sehen würde!
    Nach dem mein grober Plan stand habe ich mich auf den weg gemacht -> zum Busbahnhof!
    Bitte was?!?!??! das soll ein Bahnhof sein!!! Der ist größer als der Leipziger Flughafen! So habe ich jeden Schalter und somit jeden Anbieter abgeklappert und wirklich billig war das nicht ... so habe ich meine App "Busbud" ausprobiert - mit Erfolg. Nach einem kleinem Problem habe ich mein Bus für Mittwoch früh 8:30 gebucht!
    Es geht nach 🥁🥁🥁🥁Trommelwirbel!
    "Ciudad Valles" wieder 10h Busfahrt .... ein kleiner abgelegener Ort mit genau einem Hostel!🙄😆 Bin echt gespannt!
    Nach dem das mit dem Bus erledigt war .... bin ich noch produktiver geworden. Ich habe mich bereits über mein nächstes Land belesen und mich für ein sozial Projekt beworben. Mal sehen was die Antworten! (Schutz und Auszucht von Wasserschildkröten)

    Ansonsten war heute wieder die Hölle los in der Stadt obwohl es Montag war ... komisch.
    Aber dann kam die Erklärung "Chinese-New-Year"🤩🤩🤩 so ging es zum Chinatown .... 🐉🐉🐲 es war alles dabei ... Saki zum Probieren, Drachentanz, Feuerwerk und viel viel Musik!
    Ansonsten habe ich den Abend gemütlich in unserem Gemeinschaftsraum ausklinken lassen!

    Und morgen ist nur chillen angesagt!
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  • Day256

    Mexico City

    November 21, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Zack schon bin ich in Mexico. Des geht hier ruckzuck... Eine schöne Stadt muss ich sagen. Das Essen ist richtig lecker, ich aß Tacos bei einem Streetfoodstand und wurde erst mal von der Schärfe Mexicos überrascht. Ich schländerte durchs Zentrum und machte einen Abstecher ins schönste viertel von Mexico „La Roma“, in welchem ein Couchsurfer mir eine gratis Stadtführung gab. Morgen geht es weiter nach Puebla einem kleinen Dorf südöstlich von México City...Read more

  • Day3

    Heuschrecken und Käfer

    May 26, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Der „Paseo de la Reforma“, eine der Hauptverkehrsadern der Stadt, war heute gesperrt und nur für Fahrradfahrer, Skater, Jogger und Spaziergänger frei – wegen Sonntag. Das haben wir genutzt und sind zum „Chapultepec“, dem „Heuschreckenhügel“ 🦗, spaziert. Auf dem Hügel befindet sich das gleichnamige Castillo, das wir zusammen mit ziemlichen vielen Mexikanern besichtigt haben – die Inländer kommen da nämlich sonntags kostenlos rein. Beim Spaziergang durch die Viertel „Condesa“ und „Roma Norte“ haben wir süße Häuschen, kleine Parks und immer wieder VW Käfer gesehen und gemütlich Kaffee getrunken.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cuauhtémoc, Cuauhtemoc, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Delegación de Cuauhtémoc, _D.F.

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