Ted Travels slow in Mexico City
A few weeks ago I was recommending you all to take it a bit slower when visiting Latin America, every big city has so much to offer, and if there is a city that will need a lot more of time to explore is Mexico City.
CDMX as locals call it now, has around 21 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, being one of the biggest cities in the world, believe me when I say: stay longer in this place! The city has a lively environment and the record for most museum in the world; but that is not all, the ruins, events, restaurants, bars and attractions are worthy of an urban holiday. But today I’m going to suggest a couple of good ideas to see this metropolis slowly.
One of the museums that is worth of your afternoon is the free-of-entry Soumaya Museum in Polanco area, this museum is owned by one of the richest man in the world and the collection includes artworks from Rodin, Dali and Murillo!
Spend the day in the Trajineras of Xochimilco for a lovely ride along the canals, but it can get even better, how about a cooking class with a chef using traditional grown produce from the floating islands called “chinampas”, and see the monster-looking -yet adorable- Axolotls creatures!
Hop on the City tour bus but spice things up with a wrestler as a tour guide, you will get to see the city highlights with a masked character that will lead you to the famous spectacle of Mexican “Lucha libre” wrestling at the end of your tour.
For those spending the weekend in the city, there are many markets all over, but one of our favourites is the Mercado de San Angel. Here you will see Mexican arts and crafts, food, music and friendly people, walk around the neighbourhoods cobbled stone streets to get the perfect Instagram photo.
Clients can always do the traditional sightseeing such as Teotihuacan, but make it even better booking them into the hot air balloons for breathtaking views of the ruins, and if the day is clear they might be able to spot the volcanos. Your clients will come back with a new learn talent: pronouncing right the volcanoes difficult names Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl!