We visited Mexico this last Christmas, my first time in Latin America!!!
We were there for a week and divided our time in two parts; first visited Mexico City and met with titas Alicia and Sara and we spent the second part of the trip exploring Puebla. On our way back we spent New Years Eve in Las Vegas, just for fun! We loved Mexico, its people, all the food (right Ryan James?), the color everywhere (ou yeah!), las galletas de maíz, all the fresh fruit beverages (give me all the fruit) and of course spending time with my dear titas in Mexico City. Gracias tita Alicia y tita Sara por hacer Kilometros para poder estar con nosotros. No lo olvidaré nunca.
We met with Alicia and Sara the afternoon we got there and visited Coyoacán, Frida's house/museum and studio a town outside from la Ciudad de Mexico. Before we met with titas, Ryan and I walked around and ate galletas de Maiz, tried homemade icecream, had some amazing tacos and just enjoyed some Vitamin D on our faces (a rare thing these days in Seattle).
Before our trip, we watched Frida Kahlo's movie, which I really recommend. What an interesting, tormented and colorful life all at once. I am glad we did because we were able to understand better her art, why her home/studio was separated from her husband's Diego Rivera, accessing each building through a bridge, her clothing and her writings. I really liked the style of her casa/estudio (Ryan didn't really), it is very Le Corbusier.
CIUDAD DE MEXICO
Coyoacán and Casa-Estudio de Frida y Diego Rivera.
The galletas de maiz were probably my favorite food. I could've eaten them the whole trip and be perfectly happy. I am low mantainance. We watched this kind lady carefully preparing them for us for 20 pesos. I could've watched her all day long knead the dough and then toast them in her homemade skillet.
Archeological ruins Teotihuacán.
The next day we visited the Archeological ruins of Teotihuacán. I probably ate or drank something the day before that had me sick and throwing up that next day, yep I am sure that's what Alicia and Sara signed for! ;). Thankfully I was doing better by mid afternoon. We visited the ruins and then went to have lunch at a little village where we were able to see the process of garment making, tried Tequila samples and ate spiced candy!
We loved Puebla! It was a cute small colorful little town two hours outside of Mexico city. Puebla is known for its pottery, ceramics and Mole Poblano. Everything was full of color, the houses, the walls, restaurants and Christmas time there was a very special place to be.
In Puebla we drank our weight in fresh squeezed mandarina juice. Our favorite. We went about 2-3 times a day to our favorite spot with green lime walls, chairs and tables, served by two older ladies that looked at us like; here again? There was a sign in the wall that said: "Ricos jugos, licuados, ensalada de frutas echo con la mejor calidad". It is amazing how fresh and tasty the fruit is over there.
We had great food while in Puebla; churros, spiced candy, blue corn on the cob, mole Poblano, and and our favorite restaurant was Entre Tierras and they were playing Alejandro Sanz when we got there!
I loved the colorful walls and and all the festive piñatas hanging everywhere. I wanted to take one home with me but Ryan didn't let me.... I should've not listened! ;)
Okay, okay, I'll stop! :)
New Years Eve in Las Vegas.
Our time in Las Vegas was short and VERRRY COLD. I don't remember ever being as cold as I was the night walking in the Strip. We were not dressed appropiately. But cold aside, we had dinner with Ryan's friend from college and then headed to see La Reve show by Cirque du Soleil, which I can only say: SPECTACULAR. What those talented people do is unveliable. I can't recommend it enough.
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