Living in Mexico City For 2 Months
If you haven't already, checkout my first post on the amazing place that is Mexico City Here.
I personally love Mexico city for a few reasons, some of them include:
- It's still the Wild West down there – things are still a bit chaotic generally
- It's a massive city with things to do and see absolutely everywhere!
- You can sample every single type of Mexican food (there are more than just Taco's, although I love me some tuna and salmon tacos)
- The history of this city is amazing!
- It's close to Toronto, so it's really easy to get to, to avoid the North American winters 🙂
Adventures in Mexico City Part 2
After living in Monterrey, Mexico for 4 months, I came back to Toronto for just 3 weeks to do a quick recharge, and take care of some business stuff, and start importing product from China into the USA.
Mexico City was a great way to pass the time while I waited about 2 months for the eCommerce products that I ordered from China, to arrive to Texas.
I plan to hit up Mexico City again in the future 🙂
Mexico City Photos Part 2
A Casual Day In Mexico City
Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac, Mexico City
Just across the street from my apartment in Mexico City, is this cemetery.
Every culture celebrates the dead in their own fascinating way, and Mexican Culture displays heavy use of Spanish catholic burial practices.
The View From My Apartment
I rented an airbnb for 2 months. While the apartment was phenomenal (15th floor patio, pool, gym, sauna, etc), the traffic, noise and pollution outside was a bit much – but this is typical Mexico City
San Ángel District
The south eastern section of Mexico City features a posh Italian-like district called San Angel where you can buy many artistic and creative paintings, trinkets, statues, and other things for yourself.
There are many artists who will happily sell you their paintings, or draw you according to their style.
Avenida Paseo De La Reforma
Every sunday, the most fancy street of Mexico City is shut down for cars, and opened up for casual joggers and cyclists to ride around into the Afternoon.
Baby Doll Sadism Art Exhibition
A sadistic display of sacrificed, demonic, and hellish baby dolls in front of Bellas Artes. I believe these are to WARD-OFF evil spirits. Quite interesting to say the least 🙂
Churches On Avenida Francisco I. Madero in Mexico City
Like anywhere in most Christian countries, there is no shortage of Churches, religious paintings, and worshipers of God.
Some of the paintings were really beautiful to say the least.
Avenida Francisco I. Madero
We continue down the most popular walking street in Mexico City. You can check out more photos from this street on my previous Mexico City post.
A Day In Parque De Los Dinamos
On a casual saturday, I took an uber from my apartment, to this park, to see what all of the fuss was about.
It's generally a park where families go to spend some casual quality time. Nothing crazy as far as adventures.
Russian Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Trinity
Something I didn't expect at all was a Russian church in the middle of Mexico City. I had to see what it was about.
I'm not religious in the slightest (pure scientist / humanist), so when the priest put out his hand, I simply shook it. I didn't realize I was supposed to bow, and kiss his hand?
Pronounced “Soh-chee-meel-ko” or “choh-chee-meel-ko”.
Called the Venice of Mexico, this canal system is one of the most interesting things to see in Mexico City.
I wanted to visit this the first time I lived in Mexico City (back in 2018), but didn't manage it. This time around, it high on my to-do list.
After the 1-2 hour raft ride through the canals, I had unknowingly stumbled upon a festival that was taking place that day in the district of Xochimilco.
Sometimes, randomly planned adventures can really pay off 🙂
A simple search states: “The annual Xochimilco Festival is held two weeks before Easter and dates back to precolonial times when Mexicans honored the goddess of flowers (Xochipilli) and the goddess of dance (Maculxochitl) to ensure good harvests.” Source.
Parroquia de San Agustín
On another day, on the way to Soumaya Museum, I crossed this interesting looking church, which looked nothing like the other churches within Mexico that I've seen. It's still Catholic, but built with a more brutalist/minimalist? style.
This museum features many pieces of historical and contemporary art. More so contemporary. The design of the building itself is something that needed a proper selfie with
Later on, I visited the Parroquia San Juan Bautista in Coyoacan district
The House of Leon Trotsky in Coyoacan
Once upon a time, lived a man in the soviet union called Leon Trotsky. He was 100% a communist, but managed to get on the bad side of Stalin, who eventually wanted him killed. Leon Trotsky escaped to mexico, where he had a brief relationship with Frida Kahlo.
He was eventually assassinated by men from Stalin. This is his home, which shows the history of Communism, and a brief history of Trotsky.
A Casual Day in the Park for Mexican Squirrels
While most wild animals have been exterminated in Mexico City (just like most cities around the world), squirrels still reign freely in one of the parks.
The Food of Mexico City
Finally, Mexicans have no shortage of ways to turn simple ingredients like beans, avocados, corn and eggs into delicious meals.
These food pix are from several months of trying different things. I'm not really into food photography, but here are a few nonetheless 🙂
I DID manage to get food poisoning for the 3rd and 4th time in Mexico City. Both times I took anti-biotics, and anti-gastritis pills.
Nonetheless, Mexico will always be on my top 5 places to return to in the world.