Mexico-Mexico-City-Pt.-2

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:

  1. It's still the Wild West down there – things are still a bit chaotic generally
  2. It's a massive city with things to do and see absolutely everywhere!
  3. 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)
  4. The history of this city is amazing!
  5. It's close to Toronto, so it's really easy to get to, to avoid the North American winters ūüôā

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 ūüôā

Mexico City Photos Part 2

A Casual Day In Mexico City

Posing near a Cactus near the Cuicuilco Pyramids

Posing near a Cactus near the Cuicuilco Pyramids

A vaquero (cowboy) / farmer casually strolls through traffic in Mexico City

A vaquero (cowboy) / farmer casually strolls through traffic in Mexico City

Discovering things in Mexico City

Discovering things in Mexico City

The outer district streets of Mexico City

The outer district streets of Mexico City

A dog napping in Mexico City

A dog napping 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.

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

Walking through the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac in Mexico City

I woke up one afternoon, to find a procession in the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac. Watched it from my window

I woke up one afternoon, to find a procession in the Panteón Guadalupe Mixcoac. Watched it from my window

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

A march for Women Rights? or Cancer Awareness? In Mexico City

A march for Women Rights? or Cancer Awareness? In Mexico City

A march for Women Rights? or Cancer Awareness? In Mexico City

A march for Women Rights? or Cancer Awareness? In Mexico City

Parroquia de San Agustín

Parroquia de San Agustín

San √Āngel 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.

The Volkswagen Beatle is a common sight in Mexico

The Volkswagen Beatle is a common sight in Mexico

Paintings cascade San Angel District in Mexico City

Paintings cascade San Angel District in Mexico City

San Angel District in Mexico City

You can buy yourself many colourful paintings in San Angel District in Mexico City

A typical Spanish Villa in Mexico

A typical spanish Villa in Mexico

Parroquia de San Jacinto

Parroquia de San Jacinto in Mexico City

Alebrije for sale in San Angel, Mexico City

Alebrije for sale in San Angel, Mexico City

Calaveras riding a bike in San Angel, Mexico City

Calaveras riding a bike in San Angel, Mexico City

Calaveras for Sale in Mexico City

Calaveras for Sale in San Angel, Mexico City

A cute dog going for a ride in Mexico City

A cute dog going for a ride in Mexico City

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.

Biking down Paseo De La Reforma

Biking down Paseo De La Reforma

Biking down Paseo De La Reforma

Biking down Paseo De La Reforma

A policeman keeps watch on Paseo De La Reforma

A policeman keeps watch on Paseo De La Reforma

Leonidas posing in front of the Altar a la Patria

Leonidas posing in front of the Altar a la Patria in Mexico City

Ordering some street tacos in Mexico City

Ordering some street tacos with Mushrooms in Mexico City

An epic indiginous Mexican March in Paseo De La Reforma on a Sunday

An epic indiginous Mexican March in Paseo De La Reforma on a Sunday

An epic indiginous Mexican March in Paseo De La Reforma on a Sunday

An epic indiginous Mexican March in Paseo De La Reforma on a Sunday. The majority of Mexicans have some indigenous blood in them.

A fully clad aztec ceremonial performer casually walks down Paseo De La Reforma on a Sunday

A fully clad aztec ceremonial performer casually walks down Paseo De La Reforma on a Sunday

An Interesting Jeep drives near Paseo De La Reforma

An Interesting Jeep drives near Paseo De La Reforma

Inappropriate? Graffiti adorning the walls of Mexico City

Inappropriate? Graffiti adorning the walls of Mexico City

Scientology center in Mexico City

Scientology center in Mexico City. Probably just buying up real-estate to sell in the future

In The Park next to Bellas Artes

In The Park next to Bellas Artes on a hot day

In The Park next to Bellas Artes on a hot day

In The Park next to Bellas Artes on a hot day

Monumento A Beethoven

Monumento A Beethoven next to Bellas Artes

A single Mexican wears the Nazi symbol on a casual sunday in Mexico City

A single Mexican wears the Nazi symbol on a casual sunday in Mexico City. This is the only time I've seen this in Mexico.

Leonidas & Hooty Posing in front of Bellas Artes, Mexico City

Leonidas & Hooty Posing in front of Bellas Artes, Mexico City

A statue for revolution or Independance? In Mexico City

A statue for revolution or Independance? In Mexico City

An interesting Statue in Mexico City

An interesting Statue in Mexico City

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 ūüôā

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

Demonic dolls exhibition in Mexico City

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.

Templo de San Felipe Neri La Profesa

Templo de San Felipe Neri La Profesa

Templo de San Felipe Neri La Profesa

Templo de San Felipe Neri La Profesa

Inside the Templo de San Felipe Neri La Profesa

Inside the Templo de San Felipe Neri La Profesa

Inside the Templo de San Felipe Neri La Profesa

Inside the Templo de San Felipe Neri La Profesa

"Our Safety is in Your Hands"

“Our Safety is in Your Hands”

The facade of another church, sinking into the ground of Mexico City

The facade of another church, sinking into the ground of Mexico City

Praying for Jesus

Praying for Jesus

The kind has no clothes?

The kind has no clothes?

Prayers for Jesus?

Prayers for Jesus?

Prayers for Jesus

Prayers for Jesus

Monks reaching Heaven

Monks reaching Heaven

Inside the Templo de San Francisco

Inside the Templo de San Francisco

Listening to Prayer

Listening to Prayer

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.

Despite all of the churches in the area, some people still have a hard time getting help from anyone in Mexico City

Despite all of the churches in the area, some people still have a hard time getting help from anyone in Mexico City

A beer with the Flag of Mexico in the background

A beer with the Flag of Mexico in the background

A little boy plays a guitar on Avenida Francisco I. Madero

A little boy plays a guitar on Avenida Francisco I. Madero

An aztec performer answers questions on Zocalo

An aztec performer answers questions on Zocalo

On a separate day, I managed to get married to La Catrina

On a separate day, I managed to get married to La Catrina

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.

Riding a horse in Parque De Los Dinamos

Riding a horse in Parque De Los Dinamos

Parque De Los Dinamos

Parque De Los Dinamos

Getting ready to eat in Parque De Los Dinamos

Getting ready to eat in Parque De Los Dinamos

An avocado, meat, taco?

An avocado, meat, taco?

A donkey / pony / horse?

A donkey / pony / horse?

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?

A russian woman praying in the Monasterio Ortodoxo Ruso de la Santísima Trinidad

A russian woman praying in the Monasterio Ortodoxo Ruso de la Santísima Trinidad

Lighting a candle (as asked by my mother) in the Monasterio Ortodoxo Ruso de la Santísima Trinidad

Lighting a candle (as asked by my mother) in the Monasterio Ortodoxo Ruso de la Santísima Trinidad

Byzantine art in the Monasterio Ortodoxo Ruso de la Santísima Trinidad

Byzantine art in the Monasterio Ortodoxo Ruso de la Santísima Trinidad

A priest chants in the Monasterio Ortodoxo Ruso de la Santísima Trinidad

A priest chants in the Monasterio Ortodoxo Ruso de la Santísima Trinidad

Xochimilco

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.

An Embarcada in Xochimilco

An Embarcada in Xochimilco

Banderos play music on the canals of Xochimilco

Banderos play music on the canals of Xochimilco

A casual day on Xochimilco

A casual day on Xochimilco

Banderos play music in Xochimilco

Banderos play music in Xochimilco

Banderos play music in Xochimilco

Banderos play music in Xochimilco

A bandero looks on

A bandero looks on

A bandero looks on

A bandero looks on

Traffic is heavy in Xochimilco

Traffic is heavy in Xochimilco

Some smaller rafts carry things for sale in Xochimilco, like beer, liquor, water, souvenirs, hats, etc

Some smaller rafts carry things for sale in Xochimilco, like beer, liquor, water, souvenirs, hats, etc

Some smaller rafts carry things for sale in Xochimilco, like beer, liquor, water, souvenirs, hats, etc

Some smaller rafts carry things for sale in Xochimilco, like beer, liquor, water, souvenirs, hats, etc

Traffic in Xochimilco

Traffic in Xochimilco

I simply asked if I could sit on the rooftop of the boat in Xochimilco

I simply asked if I could sit on the rooftop of the boat in Xochimilco

La Isla de la Munecas - the Island of Dead Dolls. The owner originally used them to ward off evil spirits. Now a tourist destination

La Isla de la Munecas – the Island of Dead Dolls. The owner originally used them to ward off evil spirits. Now a tourist destination

La Isla de la Munecas - the Island of Dead Dolls. The owner originally used them to ward off evil spirits. Now a tourist destination

La Isla de la Munecas – the Island of Dead Dolls. The owner originally used them to ward off evil spirits. Now a tourist destination

Everything is for sale on the rivers of Xochimilco

Everything is for sale on the rivers of Xochimilco

Flower wreathes for sale on Xochimilco

Flower wreathes for sale on Xochimilco

Entering a residential Canal in Xochimilco

Entering a residential Canal in Xochimilco

No 2 boats have the same name in Xochimilco

No 2 boats have the same name in Xochimilco

The boat is steered by a man on top

The boat is steered by a man on top

Xochimilco Festival

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 ūüôā

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.

Parroquía San Bernardino de Siena

Parroquía San Bernardino de Siena

A statue in front of Parroquía San Bernardino de Siena

A statue in front of Parroquía San Bernardino de Siena

Preparing for the festival in Xochimilco

Preparing for the festival in Xochimilco

Buns for sale in the festival in Xochimilco

Buns for sale in the festival in Xochimilco

Leonidas posing in Xochimilco

Leonidas posing in Xochimilco

"Ejido's most beautiful flower party"

“Ejido's most beautiful flower party”

Micky Mouse Calavera statues

Micky Mouse Calavera statues

A large calavera dog statue

A large calavera dog statue

A dragon Alebrije

A dragon Alebrije

A calavera female

A calavera female

A calavera male

A calavera male

A calavera bus

A calavera bus

A calavera bus

A calavera bus

A statue of a saint crying

A statue of a saint crying

The festival in Xochimilco

The festival in Xochimilco

Preparing a Pozole? - traditional mexican dish

Preparing a Pozole? – traditional mexican dish

A Nahuatl inscription (ancient Aztec language)

A Nahuatl inscription (ancient Aztec language)

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.

Parroquia de San Agustín on a typical sunny Mexico City day

Parroquia de San Agustín on a typical sunny Mexico City day

Parroquia de San Agustín

Parroquia de San Agustín

Parroquia de San Agustín

Parroquia de San Agustín

SouMaya Museum

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

Leonidas Posing in front of Soumaya Church

Leonidas Posing in front of Soumaya museum

Inside Soumaya Museum

Inside Soumaya Museum

The only mexico-relevant painting that I made a photo of

The only mexico-relevant painting that I made a photo of

Coyoac√°n

Later on, I visited the Parroquia San Juan Bautista in Coyoacan district

Inside the Parroquia San Juan Bautista

Inside the Parroquia San Juan Bautista

Inside the Parroquia San Juan Bautista

Inside the Parroquia San Juan Bautista

Inside the Parroquia San Juan Bautista

Inside the Parroquia San Juan Bautista

Walking back outside into Coyoacan

Walking back outside into Coyoacan

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 statue of Trotsky

A statue of Trotsky

Leon Trotsky over the years

Leon Trotsky over the years

The grave of Leon Trotsky

The grave of Leon Trotsky

A caricature of Stalin on the left

A caricature of Stalin on the left

Mexicans mock the battle between Stalin and Hitler

Mexicans mock the battle between Stalin and Hitler

Stalin strangles freedom

Stalin strangles freedom

The grand soviet circus

The grand soviet circus

Anti-Stalin Propaganda

Anti-Stalin Propaganda

The revolution of Lenin is a ticking time bomb

The revolution of Lenin is a ticking time bomb

Lenin speaks to a council

Lenin speaks to a council

A chicken pen in the home of Leon Trotsky

A chicken pen in the home of Leon Trotsky

The bed of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

The bed of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

The home of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

The home of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

The home of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

The home of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

The home of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

The home of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

The home of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

The home of Leon Trotsky from 1939 to 1940

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.

A mexican Squirrel

A mexican Squirrel

A mexican Squirrel

A mexican Squirrel

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 ūüôā

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles (pronounced “chee-lah-KEE-lays”) is a traditional dish found throughout Mexico. At its most basic, chilaquiles consists of fried tortilla strips simmered in red or green salsa or mole to soften the strips. This dish is great for using up leftovers because stale (or store-bought) tortillas can be used.

A traditional dish in Mexico, sold on the streets. 100% Vegan

A traditional dish in Mexico, sold on the streets. 100% Vegan

Fresh Tuna & Avocado Tacos in Mexico City

Fresh Tuna & Avocado Tacos in Coyoacan. These were by far my MOST FAVOURITE dishes in Mexico

Fresh Shrimp & Apple Tacos in Mexico City

Fresh Shrimp & Apple Tacos in Coyoacan. These were by far my MOST FAVOURITE dishes in Mexico

Conclusion

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.

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