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Published On: Thu, Oct 26th, 2017

5 Things I Adore About Living in Mexico City

Just after college my buddy Dean Kirkland WA resident like myself and ex-college roomie, jumped in the car and went on a road trip from Washington to Vancouver. This was the first road trip that we had ever been on and we had an absolute blast. Shortly after arriving back from our trip we began plotting another one which would take us all the way from Washington down to Central America. This turned out to be the road trip of a lifetime and whilst my fire returned to Washington, I never did.

Mayan calendar photo Laslovarga

The reason for this is because I fell in love with Mexico City and on the way back home, I amicably ditched my buddy and set up a home here. Many of my friends ask me about Mexico City and I want dot list the top 5 things that I love here, to give you a bit of an insight.

Food

Mexican food is nothing like what we have in the states and in fact, it is far tastier than you can ever imagine. The range of food choices is incredible and I love that you can find some of the finest food such as tacos and quesadillas, right here on the city streets. Whenever I go back to see my family I find myself missing the Mexican food and you simply have to try it to understand.

Art

Mexico City is really thriving right now from an artistic standpoint and right throughout the city there are artists, musicians, writers and all manner of other art-types who are working inside the city and helping to shape many of its areas. I remember reading about the art scene that took place in Berlin during the 80s and I think that right now Mexico City has a slice of that.

The People

The Mexicans are an incredible group of people, very kind, very welcoming and very proud of their country and their culture. As a foreigner living here for the first time I can honestly say that my first

6 months to a year here, were made so much better because of the locals.

Museums

I am a real museum buff and for that reason this city is basically the perfect place for people like me. Mexico City has over 150 museums which is an incredible amount and more than any other city on earth. I haven’t visited them all yet, but I am working my way through them.

History

As I mentioned before, the Mexicans are very in touch with their heritage and their culture and there are many historically important places in and near the city which are well cared for an preserved. From the ancient Mayan city of Teotihuacan to the Plaza de Tres Culturas ruins, and the largest pyramid in the world in Cholula, a small town not far from the city, there really is so much history for everyone to explore here.

Author: Anwar Hossain

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