After taking a $5 uber from the airport, we already found this to be a magical place, but Mexico was just getting started. My first stop in any new city is usually a bakery, and when I heard that Panaderia Rosetta had a specialty guava/danish/croissant, you better believe I was there when the doors opened. In fact almost all the following mornings started by ordering x rols de guayaba. How could we not?
A charming feature of traveling with me is that I'm always cold. It doesn't matter if it's the middle east or Mexico, it's going to happen! We parked ourselves on a sunny bench at a dog park (little did we know that all parks in Roma Norte were essentially dog parks) and watched all the best behaved dogs we'd ever seen hang out. The dogs all over were this well behaved. Even the crosswalks showed a person walking a dog (!!). We started to realize we would never be accepted here because even our dogs were too neurotic.
Peaceful, green, and even quiet were not things I had heard or expected about Mexico City but it was so fantastically all of these things. The neighborhoods we spent most of the time walking around (Roma and Condesa) were full of huge parks and giant shade trees, birds and those damn perfectly trained dogs.
To answer a couple of my own FAQs that I had before going:
- Yes! The food is really as good as you've heard - from street carts to fine dining, everything was incredible.
- Yes, it's really that cheap.
- No, people do not speak much English at all, but they are incredibly friendly if you give it a go in Spanish! We got all the food we meant to order, and we are ridiculous gringos.
I'm sure there's lots more to say, but even more to see - so for now, on to the pictures!