Mexico City Part III

7.29.2014

mexico city

On our last day in Mexico City, we just walked around the Condesa and Roma neighbourhoods. We stopped in different parks and cafes. It was the perfect way to spend our final day there. I had no clue that Alex had a surprise planned for me that evening.

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mexico city
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mexico city
condesa

We walked through the same dog park where we saw those puppy parties nearly 5 years ago. It seems like nothing has changed. There was no dog piñata this time, but there was still the same obedience training and dogs chasing each other through fountains.

dog park

For lunch, we stopped at a recommendation from one of our friends who works at the B&B we stayed at - Cafe Toscano. I feel embarrassed to share that we had pizza and tomato soup, but you can't have Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day. Well, you can but we've been spoiled by variety.

cafe toscano
cafe toscano
cafe toscano
Cafe Toscano
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crazy bus

We continued through the Roma neighbourhood, stopping briefly for a snack at La Procedencia, a fun cafe / fair trade store:

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A lot of people asked us whether we felt safe in Mexico City. The first time we visited, we were too paranoid to even take out our cheap point and shoot camera, but this time we felt comfortable with a bulky SLR in hand. The parks are beautiful and the people are so friendly. I hope we get to go back soon because this place has so much to offer. 

rio de janeiro plaza
rio de janeiro plaza
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Mexsi Bocu

7.22.2014

mexsi bocu

We shared a French-Mexican fusion meal at Mexsi Bocu one night in Mexico City. They have dishes like "duck tacos a l'orange" and Marseille-style raw tuna tostadas, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The restaurant is fairly new and the chef personally came over to discuss the ingredients in our dishes with us. It's a stunningly beautiful place and a great spot to stop if you're looking for a break from regular tacos.  - Mina 

mexsi bocu

Chapultepec Forest

7.15.2014

chapultepec park

After spending the afternoon at the castle, we walked over to Bosque de Chapultepec - the largest park in Mexico City (and the Western Hemisphere). Alex found some Chicharrón (deep fried pork rinds), a popular snack in a lot of countries with Spanish influence. These ones were served with a chile sauce and lime. 

The sweet smell of the gorditas de la villa, (small, circular cinnamon-y cakes) made me curious enough to get some fresh off the griddle. We watched street performers, refrained from buying tacky souvenirs, and stayed in the park until the sun set. - Mina 

chapultepec park
chapultepec park
chapultepec park
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chapultepec park
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