Miguel Hidalgo

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  • Day2


    October 30, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After a delicious but late dinner, we were able to easily sleep in a little longer... An extra hour more than we had planned because we didn't realize CDMX's daylight savings had taken effect while we slept. We definitely didn't complain. We enjoyed some coffee before setting off to the upscale Polanco neighborhood for a food tour.

    It started in a restaurant called Guzina Oaxaca where we learned about the common ingredients used in salsa and mole. The owner/chef, one of the top 20 in Mexico we were told, helped save the pepper that gives mole negro its black color which is often incorrectly thought to be from chocolate. There are around 45-50 ingredients in a typical mole (vs around 5 in a salsa) and no single ingredient should overpower the rest. Our tour guide, Luis, was very interested in hearing about our Pujol mole experience and was hoping to make it there soon.

    Our next stop was a tamale shop. From the three vegetarian options, we chose the frijol y queso and nopal (cactus) y queso. They were equally delicious. We also tried a different type of atole (traditional warm corn drink) than we had the night prior at Pujol which was a chocolate version.

    Luis took us through the lively Lincoln park which is lined with old Spanish-style mansions that have since been converted into beautiful restaurants. The park was named after a statue of Abraham Lincoln was gifted by president LBJ in the 60s. The park was swarming with people and festivities. In the park was a public viewing of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Mexico that was taking place in the city that day.

    At our next stop, we enjoyed mushroom quesadillas with hibiscus agua fresca. We learned that the difference between a taco and quesadilla is how they're served - tacos are rolled while quesadillas are folded in half.

    The next two stops were for dessert. First we went to a packed ice cream shop to try "mamey" fruit ice cream. The fruit is the shape of an avocado but pink on the inside and brownish on the. The ice cream was just the right amount of sweet. We followed the ice cream up with a stop at a gourmet chocolate shop that is known for its chocolates designed to taste exactly like other treats such as Mexican cake, mango and chamoy, pistachios, guava and so many others. The chocolates were served with mezcal and, surprisingly, the combination was quite pleasant.

    Agua and Sal, known for its fresh seafood, was the next destination. We enjoyed a refreshing ginger drink and an awesome Marlin tostada. The Marlin was cooked to have a similar texture and taste to pulled pork.

    Finally, and thankfully because we were getting full, our last stop took us to a restaurant known for its tortilla soup. Our guide, forgetting that white meat is not included in our vegetarian eating habits, told us that it contained pork skin. Nonetheless, we tried the soup and it was pretty good, but Brittany was thankful she didn't have crispy pork skin floating around in hers.

    The tour ended close to the highly rated anthropology museum so we decided to stop in. Not being big museum people, we were going to opt for a tour guide but learned they were unavailable on Sundays, so Nico was the impromptu guide. The Mexican history is really fascinating. The exhibits featuring Teotihuacan, Aztec and Mayan history were especially interesting. The Aztec sun stone was the most impressive display.

    We waited out the rain in the museum. On our way back to the hotel, we took a stroll through Chapultepec park and were treated to a pretty sunset over the castle.
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  • Day8

    Park Chapultepec

    January 14, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Chapultepec ist der größte Park Mexiko City's. Hier haben wir uns in der Gruppe getroffen, um uns nochmal besser kennenzulernen. Alle Teilnehmer sind wirklich unglaublich nett, offen und interessiert. Jeder hat Spaß an dem Projekt und die Gruppendynamik ist einfach toll!Read more

  • Day4

    Couch Surfing

    November 26, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    So I tried to collect my first couch surfing experience and I have to say that my feelings about it are mixed. Last night I slept at the house of a Mexican girl and we ate together and went to the city, which was quiet nice but the main problem was/ is that she lives in one of the worse neighborhoods in CDMX. Already when I left my Uber yesterday, the driver told me to put my phone away to not show off that I have money. He also told me to never walk alone over here not even during the day. Coming to her house it was spacious but not very clean. I’m pretty minimalistic tho so that was not a problem for me. At night on the other hand I had to share a bed with her which felt a bit awkward. This morning I realized that my actions were quiet risky, I mean following a random girl you met on the Internet to a hidden house in one of the worst areas of Mexico City and no one actually has a clue where you are, questionable..
    Nevertheless, I will have dinner with her tonight to say thank you but I booked a cheap hostel in the center for the rest of my stay.
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  • Day4

    Dos Museos

    May 19, 2015 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Museo Soumaya was created by a Mexican billionaire who dedicated it to his deceased wife. The architecture alone was worth seeing, but inside was an entire floor of Salvador Dalí and Auguste Rodin sculptures!

    This museum is in Polanco, the 5th-Avenue-inspired (according to our taxi driver) neighborhood of CDMX. So afterward we headed back to Roma in search of a delicious lunch, and ended up eating delicious mole at Papá Chón.

    Then I finally made it to the Museo Nacional de Antropología. Here there are artifacts from the Aztec and Mayan civilizations as well as earlier peoples such as the Teotihuacanos who built and later abandoned the city before the Aztecs discovered it.
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  • Day2

    Frida Kahlo

    October 28, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Visita a la casa azul de Frida en Coyoacán. Magia, identidad, color, mística, sufrimiento, dolor, amor, sueños, emoción...creación. Conocimos su taller con ese caballete inmneso, pinceles, brochas, colores.. las camas desde donde pinto por mucho tiempo, su coleccion de mariposas, sus escritos, sus pensamientos ... recorrimos el jardín maravilloso donde estuvimos pintando un buen rato...así como frente al altar de muertos, siempre presente en cualquier época del año... esta vez lo vimos más nutrido, muy colorido, fotos de su papá, Diego Rivera (a quien Emilia se encontró durante el corrido) cempasuchis, mole, pulque, tamales... fotografías, calacas y mucha emoció final del día, la vimos a ella inmensa en el gran desfile de muertos sobre la calle reforma... Joaco comenta: "sabes mamá Frida es muy bonita... " y le digo: ¿que te gusta de ella? Y contesta: "sus ojos negros y su pelo amarrado", me dio mucha emoción oírlo, me sorprendió. Luego me dijo que como el ya conocía México, ya no le daban miedo los esqueletos... pues sabía que no eran de verdad, que no existían...Read more

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