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 

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Chapultepec Forest

7.15.2014

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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 

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Castillo de Chapultepec

7.11.2014

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Because there are so many places to see and things to do, I'm reluctant to revisit destinations we've already experienced. We primarily chose to meet in Mexico City due to proximity and flight prices. Our time was limited, so planning an extensive itinerary or researching accommodations wasn't really an option at that point. Going back to Mexico felt familiar and easy. We knew people there, we knew we would enjoy the culture and food, and we didn't feel rushed to see the biggest tourist attractions.

I don't know how we missed Chapultepec Castle the first time around. The expansive building is incredible and apparently one of the filming locations of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet (any girl who was a tween when the movie was released will understand the draw). We spent an entire afternoon admiring the art and the opulence.

Typically, we prefer visiting museums when it's rainy or cold, but the large, open courtyards and atriums make Castillo de Chapultepec a perfect place to be on a sunny day. - Mina 

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