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Mexico City Part 2

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After few drinks on the first night we were a little foggy at the start of our first full day. We made it down to breakfast and met up with a couple who had also won the competition. They turned out to be great company for the adventures that followed. They had been very organised and booked a private tour from  the UK and asked if we wanted to tag along. This turned out to be a real result and we spent the next two days exploring Mexico City with them. 

We checked out Coyoacan, Teotihuacan, Basilica of our lady Guadalupe, Frida Kahlo museum, the post office Xochimilco canals amongst other things. What is immediately apparent about Mexico city is the wealth of sights to see. There is so many interesting museums and sights to see. Also quite apparent is the lack of organisation. There is still a lot of work to be done in Mexico on their tourist information but that aside it is well worth stopping for a few days to check it out.

Safety- I am sure there are parts of the city you don't want to find yourself in but as tourists we never felt unsafe. Even with the crowds it never felt out of control. There are police every where in the tourist areas. 

My Highlights aside from getting to spend a week with my brother which is a rarity.

-Xochimilco possibly the craziest boat ride I ve ever been on. Go on a Sunday when the locals use the canals for family celebrations. Music, fun and possibly more boats than water. Well worth a visit!

-Coyoacan was a beautiful part of the city and had some really amazing alters which were put up to honour family members that had pass on. These were the best we saw in Mexico city on our trip. Also the Frida Kahlo museum was here although I didn't think this was worth the entrance fee to be honest. The local market was great and well worth a visit. 

-The Mexico City post office is simply stunning and was designed by one of the few architects (Adamo Boari) who understood the ground he was building on and as such it is one of the few buildings that isn't sinking and it has survived a number of earthquakes. The exterior and interior are something to behold. Eclectic but amazing.

All in all we had a great trip and made some memories which is what it is all about!

Grasp every opportunity and seize every day!

Mid chat but you get the idea. Xochimilco

Mid chat but you get the idea. Xochimilco

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

A small chapel in the grounds of the Basilica of our lady Guadalupe

A small chapel in the grounds of the Basilica of our lady Guadalupe

Two large frozen margaritas why not! 

Two large frozen margaritas why not! 

Paper mache day of the dead celebrations.

Paper mache day of the dead celebrations.

Zocalo Square

Zocalo Square

Post office

Post office