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Roma Norte

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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 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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