Back to Mexico City
Trip Start Apr 12, 2011
86Trip End Apr 01, 2012
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We realise we haven’t ventured very far in Mexico City yet and so the next day we visit a couple of the more residential areas
Next we go to Condesa which is also residential but has many bars and restaurants and is the centre of the nightlife. It’s not really to our tastes, as it’s got a bit pretentious with valets in service for every bar and restaurant (including Starbucks!?), dress codes and big shiny bars. We eventually find a nice restaurant/bar off the main street called Don Keso where we have a couple glasses of wine
For our last day in Mexico City, first we go to Bellas Artes building which is a large art deco style building and has a theatre and exhibition space. We see an exhibition by Raphael Coronel, a Mexican artist who has an exhibition for his 80th birthday. He has a wide ranges of styles and subjects and so it’s interesting to see, some of his portraits are even a bit spooky. Then we go to Chapultepec Park. It is a large park in the city which has a boating pond, a zoo, several museums and plenty of market stalls (we’re about done with markets, especially in Mexico where tack rules). We get some food from the stalls – another torta, and then head to the Modern Art Museum. It was interesting to see as all artists were Mexican and a lot of the work had strong Mexican or religious symbolry. We also tried the Museum of Contemporary Art which was unfortunately closed. A quick wander around the Polcano area, which is where all the designer shops are and then back to the hostel to pack up our stuff for tomorrow.
For our last night in Mexico City we go for some drinks and tacos at Salon Corona and then back to Sanborns for food. Jonny finally tries fajitas as we haven’t seen them in any other restaurant in the whole of Mexico and I have some prawns and Mexican rice – all very tasty and a good finish to Mexico. We think we would have to vary our diet a bit more if we stayed in Mexico longer as the cheaper Mexican food doesn’t vary too much but can’t complain as it is available everywhere!
It's time to move on from South America to a new continent - North America. We've had a great time in South America and enjoyed every moment of it. Here are a few random facts before we move on: We've been on 52 buses since 12th April, travelling a total of 22677km, for 406 hours (equivalent to nearly 17 days!). In addition - 10 flights, over 16300km distance and 35 hours. But - it has all been worth it!