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Zocalo and Coyoacan | Mexico City

Last time (January 2015) I traveled to Mexico, Mexico City at the end of my three week trip through Mexico. Since it was at the end of my trip and I kept getting off schedule I only had one full day to explore the second largest city in the world. It was impossible and I left knowing I hadn’t even scratched the surface of this beautiful capital.  So this trip I decided to spend plenty of time in the city and I knew I wanted to stay in two different neighborhoods.

The first few days of my trip I stayed in Zocalo, at the same hostel I stayed in last time (Hostel Mundo Joven). It was in a great location and I quickly made some traveling friends while staying there. And at the end of my trip I decided to stay in Coyoacan. A totally different experience than most of Mexico City. The neighborhood was hip, very green, and very safe feeling (police were on basically every block which is a sure sign of safety in Mexico.)

My Travel Tips and Notes for Your Trip to Mexio City

Zocalo, Mexico City

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Mexico City Eats & Street Food

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al pastor tacos
True, authentic Al Pastor Tacos. Meat that’s cut from. a piece of pork that’s been spit-roasted all day. Walking around Mexico early in the day, you can see these the people loading up the spits with deliciously marinated pork!

Coyoacan, Mexico City

When I was at my hostel in Coyoacan I was all by myself and I started to feel so lonely. This really put a damper on my urge to explore and I mostly stay in the neighborhood the last few days of my trip. Due to my loneliness I was dying to go home. I did get to catch up with some old friends that I had met on my last trip to Mexico (even though I met them in Cancun and now we were reuniting in Mexico City)  But just my luck, my first night was their last night.

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Coyoacan Mexico City

Coyoacan Mexico City

Coyoacan Mexico City

Coyoacan Mexico City

Coyoacan Mexico City

Coyoacan Mexico City

Coyoacan Mexico City

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Coyoacan Mexico City

Coyoacan Mexico City

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Coyoacan Mexico City

Coyoacan Mexico City

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Casa Azul – The Home Where Frida Kahlo Lived

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I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
Frida Kahlo
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