April 10, 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

Traveling to Mexico City has long been on my bucket list. Why, you ask? Mostly because of the architecture and design I’ve seen all over Pinterest and blogs but also, because, tacos, margaritas, and well, let’s be honest, food in general.

Vacation for me isn’t about being on a tight nit schedule, it’s actually quite the opposite. My approach is simplified. Life outside of holiday is full of deadlines and timelines, why bring that with you on that one vacation you get a year? Wake up when you want, eat and drink whatever you want, wonder and experience time in a new place less like a tourist and more like a local. Just because that castle built in 1957 is a “must-see” doesn’t mean I’m going to see it and I think that’s okay.

We spent a majority of our time wandering the vast city in La Condesa and Roma Norte –both extremely swanky hoods (think Brooklyn or London) and both are known for being safe (kind of important in Mexico if you know what I mean). Streets are lined with stunning art deco buildings, hip coffee shops, chic restaurants and swoon worthy hotels. Locals donned stylish apparel and literally everyone had a dog, and were hands down the most placid, well behaved animals I’ve ever seen.

CDMX is beyond lush, and full of beautiful greenery for as far as the eye can see. If you look up the definition of plant lady and Mexico City isn’t under it, it should be. Parks stretch for miles and are absolutely breathtaking urban gardens. Parque México, located in the Condesa district, is full of dog training schools, again with the most docile pups, notable art deco pieces and rich history. Hours a day could be spent there reading a book, having a picnic or just leisurely strolling its grounds.

Unfortunately, a downside to our trip was being faced with an ongoing worldwide pandemic. It caused for a lot more stress than of course we’d like on vacation but nevertheless, we did our best to enjoy our time away together and came back safe and (mostly) healthy. Insert 10 days of Montezuma’s Revenge.

All in all, we stayed at two of the most thoughtfully designed Airbnb’s, filled our bellies to the brim with a variety of delicious cuisine, soaked in the sunshine, wandered the colorful streets, breathed in the mouthwatering street food on every corner, washed our hands religiously and of course, photographed the shit out of the place.

Since this isn’t a travel blog, I’ll spare you with a long post on where to go and what to see and instead just leave you with images.

Mexico City, through my lens. Enjoy.

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