Even as one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City is still a thriving hub of culture, music and art, alongside the amazing food literally found on every street corner.
After flying into Mexico City International airport it’s easy to grab an uber just outside the baggage pickup. Depending on traffic you might be in the car for a while – especially if you’re staying in the center of the city, although on the upside our 45 min taxi ride cost us $6 AUD!
Stay: Chaya B&B (boutique hotel)
Located in a restored 1920’s building which flanks the gorgeous Alameda Park, this Bed and Breakfast is divine! A little oasis in the centre of the city it’s easily found by the mustard yellow cathedral that is connected to the building. The hotel is located literally on the rooftop so if the porter isn’t available there are 3 flights of stairs you need to drag your bags up! Well worth it once you arrive! The rooms surround the glass block roof where rooftop hammocks sporadically lie. Upon our arrival we were offered the house smoked tequila – in my opinion the best kind of welcome drink! The entire building is full of local artisans, art galleries and eateries. Breakfast is served communally in a quaint dining room with a timber slab dining table, made from a local artisan. And I can’t forget to mention the complimentary Buenos Dias slippers!
A little drive outside the city can take you to a place that is known as the City of Gods. Get there early as crowds get wild. Teotihuacan, preserves the remains of one of the most important civilizations in Mesoamerica. You can take a climb up the pyramid of the moon and the pyramid of the sun. The building complex making up the city of Teotihuacan is held together by the Avenue of the Dead. It could be said that this avenue is the backbone that connects the Pyramid of the Moon, the Pyramid of the Sun and various buildings. Its length of almost 2.5 miles is the main access to all the temples in the archaeological zone.
Eat: La Gruta Teotihuacan
Have you ever had lunch in a cave? Just around the corner from the archeological site is La Gruta. A colourful Mexican restaurant with amazing and authentic food – and a nice retreat from the heat, naturally. A very unique experience.
See: La Lucha Libre
Lucha Libre which literally translates to ‘free fight’ is something you don’t want to miss. There is nothing quite like a fight night at Coliseo. Think colourful masks, interesting characters and a rambunctious crowd. Grab a few beers, sit down in your colourful seat and you will laugh the night away!
Must: Eat street tacos. They literally cost about .50c and they are the best tacos that you will ever have in your entire life. Served the traditional way with cilantro and onions. Be careful of the sauces, they definitely don’t have mild versions for the tourists!!