Friday, January 3, 2014

Mexico City Pt. 5

Read more: Part 1 Part 2  Part 3 Part 4

Sunday, December 15, 2013: My last day in Mexico City was an emotional one. I was really sad that I had one final day in the city. There was still so much I hadn't seen. That morning I wanted to eat at a restaurant, but it was closed. So I walked and walked to find somewhere else to eat, but nothing was catching my attention. Finally, I decided to get coffee and a donut at El Globo. El Globo would be considered the Dunkin Donuts or the Buskin of Mexico. I actually consider more of a Buskin, but I don't think many people outside of Cincinnati know what it is. That's the best way I can describe it because it's a chain, but very Mexican at the same time.

(afternoon): I decided to head back to Bosque de Chapultepec one last time to take any last minute pictures and say good-bye to Luis. I went and saw Luis, and afterwards I decided to sit on this wall and just write in my journal to pass the time. There were so many people in the park because it was Sunday! Finally, I decided to go back into the forest part, and I sat on a bench. As I was sitting down this guy comes up to me and starts talking to me. Honestly, I had no idea what he was saying. He told me his name was Luis Alberto something, and he couldn't believe my last name was Albert because he has never known a girl to have that name. I kept trying to tell him that in America that was my family name, but he didn't get it. He kept talking about some kind of competition and having strong legs. I have no idea. Then he asked if I had a boyfriend. I told him "yes" because I didn't want him to try to ask me out. He asked if my boyfriend was a "gringo!" I thought it was hilarious. Eventually, I had to tell him I needed to go because I didn't feel like talking to him any more. Plus, I did have to go.

(evening): That evening I met Pako at a place called Péndulo. Before I met him I decided that I NEEDED to take pictures of the houses since it was my last day. I was always afraid to take out my camera, but I figured at this point it was now or never. Next time I go back I am going to take more because they colors and architecture were beautiful. I walked for about 30 minutes, and got lost. I had to talk to a police man about where Péndulo was and luckily I had just passed it. I was afraid I walked way out of the way. Again, Google maps is great as a map, but not so much for directions. Péndulo was the coolest place ever! It was a coffee shop, bar, and book store all in one. I could have spent hours there. We walked to the top and got drinks and dessert. We talked for a long time. Afterwards, we walked back to my hostel, and I said good-bye. Then I went up to my room and talked to the two roommates for a bit, then I went to sleep.

I had an amazing time in Mexico City. I would go back in a heart beat, and I'm actually planning to go back sometime this summer depending on what happens with my school schedule. It's sad that Mexico gets such a bad rap in America because it's not like that at all. Of course, like any country, there are dangers, but I actually felt safer in Mexico City than I did Cincinnati or Cleveland. If an opportunity ever arises to visit Mexico City then take it, especially if you want an European experience without the cost.

1 comment

  1. I'm so glad you had fun! I really like that yellow house in the last picture.


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