Posts about London and Scotland are coming soon, promise! Earlier in September, I was fortunate enough to travel to Mexico City, Mexico for a business trip. Strangely enough, it was actually my first real business trip (I still count Firefly as one, but I had too much fun at that :) ).
The city was so interesting to be in. I was astonished that there are more than 22 million people living there (only 8.46 million in Manhattan). I had heard there was no more real middle class there, but it was so apparent just from the drive to the hotel. We were fortunate enough to stay in a very safe and secure hotel, actually near the President's house. But, the surrounding areas were very low income, so it was a complete juxtaposition between classes - something you rarely see here in the US on such a drastic scale.
It was also an exciting time to be in Mexico City because their Independence Day was right around the corner. The entire downtown area was full of very festive lighting and they were prepping for the giant celebrations that were going to occur.
The last night we ate at this amazing little place in downtown Mexico City. Apparently, during September they have this traditional dish that is a giant pepper, stuffed with meat (I got pork) and spices, covered in a white sauce (both sweet & savory) and then sprinkled with pomegranates. The colors were red, white and green to symbolize Mexican independence, and it was delicious! The real name of the dish is chile relleno en nogada. I was surprised the white sauce was cold, but it was one of my top 5 dishes I've ever had.
Such a fantastic trip!