This past year has been a struggle for me & John to readjust from the “every other weekend = a 3-day+ vacation to a beach, jungle, colonial town or archaeological site” schedule that we got accustomed to living in Mexico City. (Yes, I can almost feel your waves of sympathy washing over me.) So after a long, challenging, nearly-vacation-free 2011, we made last minute plans to zip down to Mexico City today (Friday Jan 6th). We debated going somewhere new & unknown to us, but for this particular trip, the comfortable & familiar won out. Consider it a greatest hits tour….just 15 months after the original tour.
Planning has been pretty light thus far… all we’ve really accomplished is starting a list of places we need to eat…. So far we have:
- Dulce Patria
- Don Gueros (John’s “local” taco stand by the US Embassy)
- Azul Condesa
- El Bajio in Azcapotzalco
- San Angel Inn for the martinis I never tried while living there
- Tostadas Coyoacan followed by churros
- + a few new recs I’ve read about like El Caguamo, Bar Lilit, La Casa Roma…
Point being– we are super excited to eat & wander through all the fun neighborhoods, mercados, etc. & track down some friends while we’re there. More photos to follow of anything else new we discover while there. My current fascination is this— Bamboocycle, a company that makes bicycles out of bamboo. Love it!