I decided to go to Mexico City to visit Tim so we could revive our New Year's Eve tradition. And revive we did - 5 years strong! With one day home after Utah Christmas, I threw some things in a suitcase without paying any attention, got in a Super Shuttle at 5am, made it through LAX to DFW, and voila!
I had zero idea what to except (though I've been in Latin American plenty of times) and did very little research about what I was going to do while there, but that's sometimes it's better that way.
We broke through the clouds upon landing, and whoa, hazy, smoggy air quality.
Caught a cab to Tim and Nestor's place, and found their grand staircase.
The view from their balcony in Polanco. I think we took a walk through Parque Lincoln that night, got some groceries and caught up at home. I hadn't seen Tim since our February reunion, and I hadn't yet met Nestor, so we had lots to say.Turibus around to get a sense of the city and decide where I wanted to spend more time, but whoa. Mexicans take their tourism really seriously and since it was a holiday week, those bus routes were packed! They weren't making any hop on/hop off stops and there was no switching to the other route, so they could accommodate everyone. No thanks.
Plan B - Nestor and I decided on the special exhibit from the British Museum at the Anthropology Museum.
We were hungry afterward, so we ate these.
Modern Art Museum, but for some reason it was closed. Instead, here's the Niños Héroes monument.
Back to the exhibits.
Chapulín! Not an edible one, thank goodness.
Hotel Condesa. Embassy staff live together, work together, play together. It might be a little much.
We did not stop at Tako's for food the next morning, because Tim says it's gross.
Biko on the way home, one of the world's 50 best restaurants. Maybe next time?
Next up - NYE in SM!