Mexico City Journals

A Few Days in Mexico City

A July 2001 trip to Mexico City by katja

Quote: I got to spend some time enjoying some of the site in and around Mexico City, as well as meet many of the people.

A Few Days in Mexico City

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

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The best thing that we did was take a day trip to Teotihuacán and the Basilica. Teotihuacán is the Aztec ruins outside of Mexico City. It is an amazing place in many ways, and climbing the pyramids are quite a treat. Xochimilco was kinda fun. It is about a half hour away from the city, and you go on a large gondola style boat and go along a river. As you are on the boat, sellers of flowers, corn-on-the-cob with mayo and cheese toppings, drinks/beer and sometimes mariachi bands will play a song for 50 pesos. Taxco - a small town about a 2 hour ride from Mexico City which has the cheapest silver in all of Mexico. They say that silver sellers in Mexico come to Taxco to buy their...Read More

Hyatt Regency Mexico City

Hotel | "Hotel Nikko Mexico"

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This is a hotel owned by a Japanese company - so the rooms are a bit in a Japanese style. Not a big fan of the coloring or the way the room is decorated, but the staff was really nice and helpful. They have a few restaurants, 2 sushi bars as well. The food was pretty good.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 5, 2001

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Campos Elíseos 204 Polanco Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo
Mexico City, Mexico 11560
01 55 5280 1111

Karisma Bar

Restaurant

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This is more a pub but you can definitely eat here. This pub is right across the street from the Nikko Hotel - and we frequented this bar often. Try eating the Empanadas - which were awesome! You can choose the fillings - I ate chicken and cheese - which were just fabulous. You can sit outside and enjoy a few beers here - I learned from my Mexican friends to have a beer that had lemon juice put in the glass when served. I wish I remembered the name - but you can order Corona or whatever beer you want, and they put lemon juice in the bottom of the glass. Makes the beer a bit more sweet - but it is pretty yummy. They can also add some spice to the drink if you like that as well. So it wou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2001

Karisma Bar
Campos Eliseos
Mexico City, Mexico

Prego

Restaurant

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Nice Italian place - has pizzas and pasta which were pretty yummy. The atmosphere was nice - could be pretty romantic for dinner. White tableclothes and a nice little bar in the middle.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 5, 2001

Prego
Alejandro Dumas No. 10
Mexico City, Mexico
5281-0203

Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurant

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Well, if you know Hard Rock Cafes, this is another one. Although some of the items we ordered didn't really look like what was written on the menu - but the food was still good.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 5, 2001

Hard Rock Cafe
Alejandro Dumas
Mexico City, Mexico

Xochimilco

Attraction

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Xochichan was kinda fun. It is about a half hour away from the city, and you go on a large gondola style boat and go along a river and through the floating gardens. As you are on the boat, sellers of flowers, corn-on-the-cob with mayo and cheese toppings, drinks/beer and sometimes mariachi bands will play a song for 50 pesos. It is a nice family getaway for Mexicans - they bring along the whole family and rent a boat on have a family picnic. It was fun.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 5, 2001

Xochimilco
Avenida México Xochimilco
México, Mexico 16500
N/A

Taxco Silver Shopping

Attraction | "Taxco"

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Taxco is a really cute town about 2 hours away from Mexico. Here you can buy very cheap silver. They told us that many sellers of silver came to Taxco to buy their silver and then resell it elsewhere in Mexico. They say they sell it cheaper because they actually design and make the jewelry in Taxco - so you are buying directly from the maker. We had lunch high on the hill in the town - which overlooked the beautiful church in the middle of the city, and then all the other buildings in the town. It was really nice. Bring sneakers to the city if you are going to go. I didn't realize that it was so steep and I brought sandels that didn't have much traction and struggled to go up an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2001

Taxco Silver Shopping
Guerrero State, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

Pirámides de Teotihuacan

Attraction | "Teotihuacán"

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Teotihuacán was really great. I would definitely recommend coming here if you go to Mexico City. There are two Pyramids that are there in the city of Teotihuacán - the Moon and the Sun pyramids. You can climb them. If you climb the Moon - it is a shorter climb up and behind it - you can see a volcano. They say if you climb the sun pyramid, you are recharged with energy.

There is a lot of history here - which is extremely interesting. We talked to one guy who said he had a global positioning system and he took it up onto the Sun pyramid and it could not locate him on top of the pyramid - which he said shouldn't happen. Pretty neat!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2001

Pirámides de Teotihuacan
Carretera México Teotihuacan Km. 46 (zona Arqueológica De Teotihuacan)
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico 03010
+52 5 9560052

Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Attraction | "Museo Nacional de Antropología"

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Well, at the moment, the Mayan section is closed - so that was a bit disappointing. But very interesting in general, with many artifacts from pre-Hispanic people. This is a must, if you come to Mexico City.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2001

Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Paseo De La Reforma Y Calzada Ghandi (colonia Polanco Chapultepec)
México, Mexico 11560
52 5553 6266; +52 5