tales of mexico city, mexico

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 :) ).

Mexico City
Mexico City
Obligatory mirror shot
Obligatory mirror shot

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.

View from above
View from above
Best tacos
Best tacos
Mariachi Band
Mariachi Band
In front of the Art Museum
In front of the Art Museum
Such a cool building. An Art Museum.
Such a cool building. An Art Museum.
Little Parisian bakery in Mexico
Little Parisian bakery in Mexico
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IMG_0637

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.

Mexico Independence Day Lights
Mexico Independence Day Lights
Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico Independence Day Lights
Mexico Independence Day Lights

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.

chile relleno en nogada
chile relleno en nogada

Such a fantastic trip!

Batman
Batman
Casino & Library
Casino & Library
Our restaurant downtown
Our restaurant downtown
Beautiful buildings downtown
Beautiful buildings downtown