Mexico City: Photo Diary II

      Metropolitan Cathedral  

Arrived in Mexico City on Christmas Day, I immediately went downtown to the historical district to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. With a  city of 25 million people and Catholicism being their main religion, this was the place to be on Christmas Day. Over thousands of people gathered on the main square this day to celebrate Christmas with families and enjoying street food.

From staying on a resort for the first half of my trip to Mexico, it was great to finally arrive to Mexico City and see the true essence of the people and their country. I fell in love with Mexico City and have decided that I must find a way to not only return back to Mexico, but to live in Mexico City....for at least a year.

Reasons why I fell in love with Mexico City:

  • Aesthetically  - The city is insanely beautiful, with trees grown throughout the city and each area having its own characteristic, even their Starbucks looked alluring. I was also impressed how incredibly clean Mexico City was, considering 25 million people live in the city, possibly the cleanest city I've ever visited. 
  • Food - I think it might be impossible to have a bad meal in this city, and the best part is that this  city has everything for you to enjoy, and although I couldn't spot a Chipotle I'm sure dining at one of their Fonda's will be a lot more satisfying (just a wild guess). Take advantage of a food tour and explore the hidden gems
  • Attractions - As a tourist there's so much to see in the city, from history, art, and street markets. These are things you just don't wan to miss out on. 
  • People - Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. I always appreciate the city more when the locals are approachable, and like any situation it's always a two-way street, by showing your interest  and appreciation for one's country it's almost hard not to get the approval from the locals. Also enjoyed seeing the passionate love amongst the younger people, you will find the younger generation kissing throughout the city....fuego 


    Love the textiles found throughout the city

















41 comments:

  1. I had no idea how beautiful the architecture in Mexico City was! Great shots!

    Sed Bona

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    1. Thank you Ashely! Mexico City really is an impressive city ah I could simply go on and on about it!

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  2. gorgeous photos!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. Thank you Helen, my first time doing a travel post, glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. you could have told me that you stole these pictures from a magazine and i would have believed you...

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    1. Hahaha, I definitely was that person who kept clicking away, what we do for these blog....

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  4. You got some beautiful shots! I love that you showcased this, because so many people have such preconceived notions about Mexico and Mexico City. They don't always understand that it's such a historically and culturally rich place.

    I think it's cool you want to live there for a year, make sure you make it happen! It'll be cool to know a blogger living it up in Mexico City! :)

    Z. | J. POTTER

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    1. Thank you so much Zauni for checking out my travel post! Love how you summed it up so well! I will be sure to find a way to live in Mexico City, may not happen in the year 2015 but will indeed happen!

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  5. The textiles are magnificent. They really brighten up the area -- wonder how awesome that'd look in a kitchen. I wish I could have some food mmmm. My boyfriend's parents just got back from Querétaro & spared a few munchies for me. So good.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Oh I could simply have these textiles in every room of mine! Your boyfriend's parents are very sweet to bring you back some munchies, will be adding Querétaro to the bucket list!

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  6. this looks like such a lovely trip! I would love to visit mexico city one day :) happy new year!
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Samantha for checking out my blog post! Oh you simply must, the city has a lot to offer :)

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  7. i think you were missing a certain travel buddy when you went on this trip...

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  8. I love this travel post! I'm of Mexican heritage and I wish that I could travel to the country more often. Your pictures of Mexico City are gorgeous and I'm glad that you had a great experience. Happy New Year!

    -Helen

    Sweet Helen Grace

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    1. Thank you Helen, this was my first travel post and what a great way to start it on such an amazing country! It always makes me happy when people take pride in their heritage :)

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  9. looks really beautiful, i'd love to visit!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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    1. Thank you Danielle, you really should, it's a country you just want to keep coming back to!

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  10. Oooh so much culture!

    https://itsjpei.wordpress.com/

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    1. Yes! Loved learning about the Mayans and the various ruins spread throughout Mexico, it's incredible how Mexico is rich in history and culture :)

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  11. That description in front of the Metropolitan sounds divine :) I wanted to be there!

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    1. Thank you Emily for checking out my post! Definitely visit Mexico City, although their beaches are incredibly beautiful, Mexico City is just more exciting!

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  12. I just added this to my list of vacations. The photos you took are so beautiful! They set such a mood.

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    1. Thank you Mia, your comment means a lot especially since this is my first travel blog post! I know you will enjoy Mexico a lot, it's amazing for those who seek adventure :)

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  13. Wow, these photos are simply breathtaking! Your photos look amazing, especially the ones of its architecture.

    XOXO, A
    www.bundleofchoi.weebly.com

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    1. Wow what a sweet compliment! Thank you so much Ashely for checking my blog post out, definitely had a lot of fun taking these photos, it's easy when the country is so beautiful and filled with character.

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    1. Thank you Paulina, always appreciate the support!

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  15. really nice pictures and post :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Marie! This was definitely a fun post for me :)

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  16. One day...! Embrace yourself Mexico, because I am coming! Your pictures just make me want to go now!

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    1. Yes, one day indeed! You're so sweet Joanna, definitely hope you will visit Mexico soon,I know you won't be diasppointed :)

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  17. Impressing photos!!
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    1. Thank you Marika, I'm so happy you enjoyed the photos, definitely had fun taking these pictures :)

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  18. Could never get enough looking at those vibrant tiles!<3

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog
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    1. Oh I agree completely! My dream home will be filled with these tiles :)

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  19. mexico city!! that sounds exciting :) never been to that part of the world but would love to! beautiful collection of photos btw hehe

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    1. I couldn't believe it took me this long to visit Mexico, considering it's our neighboring country! You will definitely fall in love with this country and plenty of good food too :)

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  20. Mexico City seems absolutely beautiful! Loved your photos. Cannot wait to visit one day!

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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    1. Thank you Erica, appreciate your support especially since I love looking at your Instagram and Blog! I think you'd really have fun in Mexico City!

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  21. I LOVED reading this post! It reminds me of why I fell in love with Mexico and moved here 7 years ago. Beautiful photos and so happy to have stumbled upon your blog!

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