Ha! Thanks, Kerouac, but I'm hardly an expert. Surely you noticed how I passively allowed the two of you to do all the navigating? The Mexico City expert on anyport has got to be Don Cuevas . I'd love to see him do a report(s) on the neighborhoods where he's stayed outside of the Centro.
I must say, this thread would have been better if I'd been able to coordinate my stuff with that of Htmb and Kerouac. As it is, I'm wondering if my pictures are not only superfluous, but possibly confusing.
At any rate, I only have 14 Mexico City pictures left -- the ones from our hike after getting off the bus that was stuck in traffic. Don Cuevas will correct me, I hope, but I think we were in Colonia Reforma. Anyone following this thread will have seen Htmb's and Kerouac's great pictures of our marathon walk -- a walk that convinced me anew that the absolute best way to see a place is on foot. I mostly took architecture photos, but the first thing to catch my eye showed that the walk would be an interesting one ~
One lovely and surprising thing about Mexico City is how many trees there are ~
Ah, here is what caused the bottleneck ~
As darkness descends, we near our own neighborhood ~
We return to Plaza Garibaldi for a nourishing bowl of birria. This was our last night, as we were off to Puebla in the morning.
I am not an expert on Mexico City. My knowledge of some parts of the city is focused on Colonia Roma, a bit of Condesa, some of Centro and a few odd places. Even Colonia Roma is changing so fast that I find it difficult to keep up.
Great great photos Bixa! Pink tights and spike heels....it's gotta be the thing to ride a snazzy bike
It doesn't matter about photos being out of sequence with other photos - they all tell their own story.
Ever since the three 'banditos' have been posting photos here I have had my Mexican Cook book next to me at the ready to look up just what they were enjoying in the cantina! At first I could not find Birria under the index and then just fell upon it on page 140. "A rustic soup of lamb/mutton served in deep bowls with a rich red broth - the name means grotesque or 'a mess', and while it may look that way it is one of Mexico's most delicious regional dishes" I see the recipe comes under JALISCO.
Ahh, you are always so kind and encouraging, Tod ~ thanks!
I made two posts of pictures, but they got separated by the page break. We found so much birria in Mexico City because we stayed near Plaza Garibaldi, covered on the previous page here. Plaza Garibaldi celebrates cultural icons from the state of Jalisco, the best known of which are tequila and mariachi music, and also birria.
The capital of Jalisco is Guadalajara, which you can see on this map north and west of Mexico City. The map also shows Mexico City in relation to the other two cities we visited, Puebla and Oaxaca. <-- I've linked to the Wandering Oaxaca thread, but three other threads also grew out of Htmb's and Kerouac's visit: Dia de Muertos Oaxaca 2016, Cemeteries of Oaxaca 2016 -- a post mortem, and Kerouac brilliantly updated the old Rusting rails in Oaxaca thread.
I came into this thread to mark that it was created by Kerouac (before he accidentally deleted himself) and to fix any broken smilies. But I wound up looking at this wonderful report and enjoying it even more than the first time, thanks to the efforts of my super talented companions on that memorable trip.
I see I missed the final comments by Tod and NYCGirl. Apologies for that, but dear NYCGirl, please know that I'm always grateful for your generous attention to reports and your enthusiastic remarks.
And Tod, when I saw that video I thought, "Surely not!" Well, the resolution of it was so bad that I doubted it was really Elvis, so looked it up. Lucky you, dear girl, as here is a more recent youtube of it for you to enjoy all over again. Copy & paste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk3LXQxmJ6k