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DSC_5828This past long weekend my husband and I drove to Mexico City to stay for 3 nights.  We were told that the city would be quiet as many people leave for a mini vacation.  Well, by the flow of traffic leaving the city, it was like a mad exodus.  Mexico City is around 30 million people, so we thought maybe down to 29 million?

Our hotel was in the Reforma/Zona Rosa area very close to Chapultepec Park on the Paseo de la Reforma. This area is great for walking, restaurants, shopping and people watching.  For the most part, the city did not seem overly crowded however when we decided to visit Chapultepec Park the story changed.  The photo above was taken as we were walking toward the castle, I turned around and took the shot.  PEOPLE!  It was not a big deal, everyone seemed to be enjoying the day and having family time.

We walked a lot, ate great food, took a bus tour (not so great), went to the Saturday Art Market in San Angel, drank wine, ate chocolate from Oaxaca, drank tequila, did a little shopping, relaxed and only got lost once.  It was a great long weekend.  If you have not been to Mexico City,  I highly recommend visiting and if you have you will understand my next comment.  The city is such a mixture of history, culture, architecture, food, colours, people, smells and sounds.

Here are some things I saw ……….

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Red bikes for rent on the Paseo de la Reforma.  Sundays part of this street closes down to traffic so you can ride.DSC_6039Coloured skulls at the San Angel saturday art market.

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