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Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
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Chapter II: Too many in-jokes already
'I can say un, dos, tres, quattro cinco cinco seis' says Mel
'And how do you say "Can I have a beer"?'. Hannah.
Lounging on absorbing couches, below fanning umbrellas in Mexico City's ritzy Polanco, the essential of Spanish are quickly learned. The arrival of hannah and mel from the height of the Perth summer for what can only be called 'The Mexico and Cuba trip of the devil of the death' is an exciting prospect. After near solo South American travels, there's something unspeakable comforting about hanging out with really close friends - the kind where absolutely nothing changes. Travelling with gringo chicks, however, is a different proposition to travelling as a solo asian looking dude. When travelling alone, despite my dastardly good looks, you are not so bombarded with a barrage of 'I love you's from Mexican dudes - random Mexican gay clubs aside of course - as when wandering with a couple of gringo chicks - such hollers on the street as common as a 'Konichiwa' in a Moroccan market. Unfortunately for the locals, mel and hannah seem far more enamoured with the tacos off the street. 'Ooh - what's that. Let's eat that'... Do it...
Chapter III: Mexican Ancient Ruin - 1 of 14
Perth needs an ancient wall
Mexico City has been full of excitement - a constant traffic jam of museums, murals and markets; smells splended and sordid - a city with everything you would expect from an enormous megatropolis - not necessarily never at sleep, but incredibly crazy when awake. Now - I'm going to get a taco...
But first, to the Top 5. Mexican food? Decent. But let's be honest - it all tastes kind of the same. Mas o meno. And it doesn't take you long to work out why. You wanna know why? Because they put salsa on everything. Fucking everything. No - not just the tacos, fajitas and other meat wrap variants. We are talking all of it... And not just normal 'sauce' salsa. Spicy salsa. Like in the Old El Paso jars label 'Extra Hot'. To the extent that, as someone not accustomed to the practice at all, you just have to step back and say 'Oh fuck off - you're joking me.' Here are the top 5 items that had me doing so:
3. Lollies - like chupa chups. With a little salsa tube inside.
2. Ice cream
Oaxaca it up... Vamos.