you don't have to put on the red light


We arrived at the Benito Juárez International Airport around noon and made it through without getting the red light. Once you clear customs, there is an airport employee who asks you to press a button. If you get the green light, you are free to leave. If the red light presents itself, you must stay for a manual inspection of your bags. We were tired and flustered because of our lack of Spanish language skills and were incredibly relieved to have left without incident.

Alex and I couldn't be more pleased about our accommodations, here, in Mexico City. Our patio and the door to our room is pictured above.

The bedroom & bathroom:

This bed and breakfast is located in a vibrant neighborhood and has a very artistic ambiance. I want to take pictures of every nook and cranny, and most likely will, in the upcoming days.

Alex was starving so we took a walk and found some street food that was recommended by the B&B owners.

We brought our purchase of torta de pollo y bistec and sope de pollo back to our private patio and enjoyed our first Mexican meal with some friendly company.

The two of us are thrilled that this is all actually happening and can't wait to report what Mexico City has to offer over the next week or two.

- Mina 

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  1. oh my gosh, how exciting that you are finally off :) I'm soooo excited for you! Have a fantastic time in Mexico city, I can't wait to hear more about it!

  2. i'm so excited that you guys are finally off! the patio looks simply lovely...might be difficult to ever leave! but i know you guys will AND I CAN'T WAIT TO READ + SEE PICTURES ABOUT ALL OF IT! best wishes.


  3. Glad that you guys have safely made it on your way now! I will be eagerly reading about Mexico since I'm heading there next month! Safe and happy travels guys!

  4. Anonymous8.12.09

    Oh have a lovely time dear! From the cold of Canada to the sand in Mexico ... you are lucky!!

  5. Congrats on having left! Have fun in Mexico.

  6. what an excellent way to start the trip!!!!!! I dream with mexico city!! And that bed looks excellent!

  7. wish i was in mexico too instead of frosty VA haha have a lovely time there

  8. You two are absolutely precious and a total inspiration to me!
    I'm so excited to read about your trip[s].

    Have the best time ever!

    <3 Grace.

  9. The travels begin! Enjoy it! The mexican food looks awesome!

  10. Congrats on finally setting out! Mexico City looks fantastic...can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

  11. Yay, here we go! So excited to follow you around the world :-)

  12. I live in Mexico City, so if you want any recommendations on bars/restaurants, let me know! You should try to make it out to Xochimilco, if you have time. It's awesome there -- you can float along these old, pre-hispanic canals, drink beer and listen to floating caravans of mariachis.

    Love your blog. Beautiful photos.

  13. that's my bedspread... haha!

  14. what a great way to strat your trip... enjoy eachother and take lots of pics

  15. Anonymous8.12.09

    Ooh that food lucks yummy! I've never been to Mexico, so this is neat :) Yay for the green light--finally!!

  16. wow - so excited for you two! I love Mexico so rich in culture! :)

  17. I've been so busy with exams I haven't had the chance to keep up with your blog. I'm so happy to see you are both in Mexico and as happy as can be! Good for you. I can't wait to see all the photographs to come. I'm excited for you both.