A design (and food) lovers guide to Mexico City
I went to Mexico City for the first time this spring, and the whole trip the only thing I could think was "Why in the hell did it take me so long to come here?". It's an easy and inexpensive plane ride from Austin, and once you get there it's super affordable. If you've never been before, it's probably nothing like you would expect.
The neighborhoods of Roma and Condesa where I spent the most of my time are full of art deco and art nouveau buildings. It honestly feels more like you are in Europe than Mexico. The neighborhoods are super walkable making exploring easy, and if you ever want to venture farther out Uber makes it incredibly simple and cheap to get around, even if your language skills aren't great. And then there is the food. So much good food. From high end restaurants like Pujol to chilaquiles tortas on the streets and everything in between. You could spend a week there and still not taste all the amazing food they have to offer.
They also have some really spectacular architecture from some of my favorite mid century heavy hitters like Louis Barragan and others. Add to that the countless museums, parks and markets there is plenty to do and take in. To make things easier for the first timer I've compiled a list of some of my favorite restaurants, bars, shops and activities. I'll be tweaking it and adding to it all next week while I'm away. Follow me on instagram and hit me up if you have any must do recommendations.