This city is muy grande. It's so big I couldn't even begin to get a feel for where the hell I was at any given moment. All I know is that everything takes at least 45 minutes by taxi, there is always a thick layer of smog hovering overhead, children legitimately play in the very dangerous streets, and the internet is useless. HOWEVER... the sense of community in this city is something to learn from. These people support each other through thick and thin, you can just tell. Also, the food was so good it actually made me feel real emotions of joy (rare) and the norm of ordering a smoky Mezcal with your Tecate is basically life changing. Unlike Rome, it is completely acceptable to get rip roaring knackered in public. So I really enjoyed Mexico City. Although next time I go back I'll be more prepared. I'll have less work on my plate so I don't feel overwhelmed when the wi-fi shits the bed, and in general I can enjoy myself more, because every day there is a very long day. Also - drink lots of water because apparently the altitude is higher than that of Aspen or Park City, which surprised me. Water, coffee, mezcal... repeat. Some cool places I managed to visit:
La Nacional, a straight up cantina where you can drink Mezcal and eat tacos with your friends. Mercado Roma, where I haven't been, but came across it while looking for the place I really did go to. I visited a quesadilla place I thought was called Ricas Quesadillas, inside a little food-court with home made delicious food stuffs. It's very close to this Mercado Roma, and in the neighborhood where Frida Kahlo lived. We visited her home and I was inspired. I also visited Cafebreria El Pendulo for breakfast and books (a cute little bookstore with fantastic breakfast options such as the Huevos Leñero), and a nice little Mezcal bar (with worm salt?!) called Baltra. Lastly, I stayed in a very chic hotel, La Condesa DF. Here is a place where stylish Mexicanos come in the morning for famous Chilaquiles, and then stay to host business meetings followed by cocktails in the well designed lobby lounge. There is little reason to leave.