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Roma Norte

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  • Day3

    Condesa

    January 17, 2020 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!

    Covered 8.6 km
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    Nadia Younes

    Cool!

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  • Day11

    Mezcal Festival

    January 25, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Well, I learned that for Mexicans fiestas are very important because it‘s a good occasion to mingle with people from other social classes. Everybody is the same in a fiesta.
    It certainly helps that for 2.50 Sfr. You can have as many shots of Mezcal as you want. Each state of Mexico is at the Festival with their Type of Mezcal. Finally I did not eat the 🐜 Torta....
    We had fun!

    Covered on this Saturday 7.7 km
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    und wie schmeckt diese Insekten Pizza oder hast du sie nicht probiert T

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    Nomadin

    Nöööö, fand sie irgendwie nicht ansprechend....

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  • Day12

    History and Art

    January 26, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We went to see the Residence many Presidents of Mexico resided. It was surprisingly simple.
    Pottery, paintings, craft was again so beautiful. I‘m just so impressed. Somehow I like this art, old and contemporary, much better than the general European Art.
    We went to see an exhibition in a Gallery for children The theme was Panda bears 🐻 and 🍩 !
    What a combination! Of course we went again to a park to relax.

    On Sunday covered: 9 km.
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    exemplarisch: super Fotos womit fotografierst du? T

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    ein wildes Ding T

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    Nomadin

    Canon Powershot

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  • Day14

    Drunkendog

    December 26, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    I (Brenda) have always loved Mexican beer, so when we came across "Drunkendog" in our Boxing Day walking tour of  Roma Norte and Condesa, we decided to we would have to detour back for a little aperativo.

    Drunkendog is a tap room featuring 38 Mexican craft beers that come straight out of the barrel.  They don't offer any beer flights but it's possible to get small 150 ml pours so you can sample several beers to find one your really like.

    I normally like Mexican amber beers but I was curious about the fruity beers on offer so I tried a Sour Ale with Boysenberry, as well as an IPA with passion fruit, pineapple and mango.  The boysenberry ale was indeed sour but light and refreshing.  The IPA was wonderfully passion fruity on the nose but I was expecting it to be sweeter on the palate. I nonetheless had no trouble drinking it down.

    Roch had the Fauna Belgian White and a Hercules rye pale ale.  The Belgian White was light and refreshing but lacked the citrus element he likes in a white beer.  The rye pale ale was, unfortunately, kinda "meh".  Luckily, he rounded out his tasting session with the 19 Norte Caramelo, an English style brown ale that was as chocolatey as it was caramelly.  It was his favourite, and having tasted it myself, it was my favourite too.  We've decided we'll have to go back and order a full glass each next time.  At 7.6% abv, methinks someone will have to carry me home.
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  • Day31

    Mexico City: a dog's life

    March 6, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    On a Metro excursion I notice that despite the sardine-like crowds, people offer seats to people in La Tercera Edad (3rd age) even when the latter's back is turned. Again, how often does this happen north of the border or east of the pond?

    I spend the final day locally, breakfasting with a student from Veracruz applying for a USA visa to study veterinary medicine. He has contacts in Los Angeles and I hope it works out. Roma is great for people- and dog-watching. You get a better class of dog around here and dog walking is a respected occupation. On a return visit to the nearby Dog House they greet me like a long-lost friend. With its English theme, it does a very decent hoppy IPA beer and chicken tikka masala. With seating for no more than 25 people and TV football (with the sound turned down), if I lived in Mexico City this could well become my local.

    It's sad to say farewell to Mexico but I hope this is only "hasta luego" or even "hasta pronto". Could I have planned the trip better? Maybe a longer stay up north to ensure a thorough exploration of the Copper Canyon area. With a bus service from Chihuahua, there are ways of seeing it without the railway. Next year the carnivals are due to start early so one could be squeezed in before the C.C.

    But all this is subject to the growing coronavirus threat. At the airport all the security staff are now wearing face masks. As I write this at the end of March, Mexico is only about 50th in the grim league of cases and deaths but as Angel said last month, it will require a Herculean effort to contain the scourge. I only hope it will pass without too much pain.
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  • Day2

    Paseo de la reforma

    July 28, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    En la avenida paseo de la reforma cerca al bosque de Chapultepec se pueden divisar varios monumentos emblemáticos de la ciudad. Uno de los más importantes es el famoso ángel de la independencia, basado en el monumento romano de la columna de Trajano. Este monumento es frecuentemente visitado por quinceañeras con su pomposos vestidos posando para las fotos de recuerdo. Fue instalado para celebrar los 100 años de la independencia de México por el presidente Porfirio Díaz.

    Antes, en otra glorieta similar, se encuentra el monumento de la fuente de la Diana Cazadora (Artemisa romana) que dispara flechas a las estrellas. Foto #6

    Esta avenida es muy agradable para caminar por sus amplias alamedas y la exhuberante sombra de árboles gigantes. Por este paseo encontramos "Miguelitos". Un dulce de mango con picante muy sabroso.
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