Summer Holiday Day 23: I Don’t Understand It

17 Jun

Mexico City has been hella dope. Watched the Golden State game last night from this swank bar with a Texan friend and his gal, and we got it in. Lots of Mezcal and Clamato on some plush furniture as the Warriors brought the title back to the Bay Area.

I knew I was going to have to pay a sucker’s fee when I first got into the bus station after a 25 hour bus ride from Austin. It was a beautiful trip, especially going through Monterrey, a city poetically placed in the mountains. It was a spectacular ride at times, a scary one at others. We hit at least 3 checkpoints where i had to bust out my passport and visa. There were definitely some moments late that night where I wondered aloud what I would do if a cartel came aboard our vessel like pirates. I’m glad I came to town via bus, but I would not recommend it for others, and I certainly would not do it again.

Roma Norte is great. A chill, slightly upscale part of the city where it is loud, but not nearly as crazy as some of the other parts of Mexico City. I’m taking advantage of the 15 peso to 1 dollar exchange rate here. Drinking has been fun, but the food itself has been pretty meh. There are loads of street vendors about town serving up sizzling dishes that smell yummy, but I still haven’t figured out where they wash their hands after handling the raw pieces of pork and bistec.

Drivers are crazy here too. You have to keep your head on a swivel. I almost got pasted by a commuter bus yesterday when I wasn’t paying attention to where I was standing.

Mexico City is a dope spot, but you can’t come down here clowning and being disrespectful. The police carry uzis on their hip.021 019 020 001 002 003 004 005 009 010 011 012 013 014 016

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One Response to “Summer Holiday Day 23: I Don’t Understand It”

  1. nacraigielly June 18, 2015 at 4:16 am #

    Don’t leave without getting a good meal. Tons of good spots, maybe check trip advisor?

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