Mexico City: A Love Letter

Mexico City angel of independence with red flowers

Mexico City… you charmer you. Who knew? I suppose your 9.2 million residents know. I certainly didn’t.

I had the pleasure of making your acquaintance for two weeks, but you had me wishing I booked two months with you.

You wear tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, culture, and art like jewelry.

You hustle… without being overly chaotic. Despite being one of the largest cities in the world, there was a sense of calm as I explored your streets. Your green spaces throughout are truly impressive.

You graciously offered me efficient public transportation, bike and scooter rentals, and free wifi wherever I ventured.

Your street food game is on point, with an abundance, variety, and quality that rivals all of the towns I visited in Mexico thus far. Yet, you can dress up and fine dine with the best of them. This, combined with your many sidewalk and street-side dining options, always kept me satisfied.

Our time together was limited and I was only able to enjoy a small part of you. However, roaming the Colonias of Cuauhtémoc, Juarez, Roma Norte and La Condesa… the massive Chapultepec park, as well as the smaller but beautiful Parque Espana and Parque Mexico was enough for now. Enough to realize I need to return and explore all that you have to offer.

I am seriously impressed. That is saying a lot considering I’ve visited many beautiful places in Mexico including San Miguel de Allende, Chapala, and Puerto Morelos.

Until next time Mexico City…

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  1. Really cool love letter. I’ve written a few… Such romantic expression is underrated and overlooked on so many travel blogs.

    1. Hi Ellen. Thanks for your comment. I agree regarding romantic expression. I enjoy it when this more creative type of writing flows out of me. I wish it happened more often.

  2. Beautiful. Perfectly captured. As always, thanks for sharing your absolutely amazing art. You are so very talented!

    1. Hi Eric. Thanks. You know, for such a large city it never felt that crowded. Of course, choosing the right time of day and the angle for the shots helps to eliminate large crowds as well.

  3. What a great tribute to a great city! CDMX remains one of our absolute favorite places. The thing that most surprised us was how green it is; love how you’ve captured that here. Also glad that you got to see the Ángel de la Independencia (it was covered in scaffolding during our entire 2 month stay). Thanks for transporting us back.

    1. You are so right about how green the city is. That, along with how bicycle friendly it is were some of the biggest surprises. Chapultepec Park is massive, but the smaller parks are impressive too. What really surprised me is the number of trees, as well as the green spaces in the middle of the streets. It really makes for a more serene feel despite the hustle and bustle of a large city.

    1. Thanks Gretchen. It’s one of those places I can highly recommend. It really is impressive. I look forward to hearing about your experience there.

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