As of late, I've been working in Mexico City on a top secret mission ... well, not secret and not a mission but I think definitely "top" would be the word to describe what I've seen so far just in Mexico City. I've been here a week and a half and although I'm seeing much of it from a hotel's 20th floor window and the length my feet can travel around the hotel, the country is still breathtaking. Every morning I wake up and face a flying Mexican flag that's large enough to cover a house. (I think they fly it whenever the president is in town.) The city, at a higher elevation, is engulfed in these omnipresent mountains -- it reminds me of Las Vegas being surrounded but grander.
I have not even seen much of the country yet, but one of the first things to stick out for me about Mexico is that it's exactly like the beautiful books and movies that (properly) depict Mexico in all its rich, colorful, artisanal and cultural beauty. There's rich, spicy food, overly bright-painted buildings in pastels, orange, red, etc and everyone is dressed to the nines. I joked to Adriana, it's like Beverly Hills, except everyone is tan and has a beautiful accent. Here are some shots I've taken so far of the city.
Frida Kahlo's House
|On the gondolas|