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Published: September 18th 2008
We have finally arrived here in Mexico city. We are staying in Coyoacan, it has been a refreshing suprise amongst our excitement. Last time i came and expected this time to be dropped into this melt of kaos in the airport and the Zocalo.
After a long 'crapadian' airlines flight we arrived in Mexico at 2am. We knew that and booked a hostel in a beautiful suburb away from the kaos in Coyoacan. What we didnt realise which i admit made my heart race alittle that as we were tired and being caught in the space time contiuim of time zones we had arrived a day early. Oops!
The drive was fine not much traffic at that time and we were releaved that they had a spare room even better was a double room on our own for the next 4 days for the same price of $11us. It was a surprise as the mexican independance day had booked up most of the rooms in that area.
Coyoacan became base for 4 days and we caught up on some sleep, hung out at Fridha Kahlo house checked various and also busy busy markets and honed in on a
local bar even with a swing entry door. cute.Nice weather today,lil cloudy but t.shirt and shorts yay.
Orianne and i braved the public transport to Xocholmilco,not as bad as i thought actually the collectivo are a bit fun they are loco!
As we warded off the touts to the floating market,not much fun when its raining, and come across an even bigger market. Hmmm love markets. Everything from nineties style clothing to pinatas to pirate dvds to live (and not so live)chickens and rabbits to (our fave) the fruits and veges. Cauliflowers as big as footballs. It was packed and crazy i let Orianne do most the talking im a lil chicken at the mo but i remember stuff she doesnt.We cooked up a mean feed as the hostel kitchen was equipped,save some dough for laters.
My eyes have been a bit sore and itchy from all the cars fumes but not long til some beach.Orianne so funny she loving it and thinks all the little mexicans are so cute. I do feel at home here even tall at times.Shucks.
After living in London and working out the tube there it seems easy enough as long as
you dont get your tasquenas mixed up with your taxquenas then realise its the same. The Zocalo was fenced off and all traffic was stopped in the centre for the mexico independance day. We went in early around 10am and it was quiet. The mexicans so far dont get up to early especially bank holiday but they sure do kick ass all night. We meandered around the massive square and then braced ourselves and headed into the sea of markets.
Its all so exciting with so much activity around us. I could feel my head swinging left to right like the toilet door of a curry house. Feeling peckish we gambled on a small stall where all the little ladies were at least 50. They are so cute and very welcoming. So much to see we walked and walked and walked and got lost so walked some more. As the day strated turning to night we headed back to the centre and all the bare streets were now teaming with stalls and people. I started to get a little anxious and wanted out. Yikes! Eventful and fun and Orianne got her reggaeton cds for $1us and we drank half litre
fattys at Fridha
of sols for $1.50. Bargain!!
Off to Oaxaca!! Besos xxxxx
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