Sunday, March 26, 2017

Visit to Mexico! Mexico City. first installment.

And we're off! Breakfast at the Tijuana, Mexico airport. 
Our group of nine friends traveled to Mexico City and Puebla. No tour guide, just on our own. We left from San Diego via the new Cross Border Express from Tijuana, Mexico. (Easy and inexpensive flights.)

I'd been hearing that Mexico City had changed and was much safer than it used to be, say 10 years ago. TRUE. We felt very safe, people were extremely helpful and friendly. We took Uber most everywhere. Easy. Well, Mexico City does have a population of 21 million people and it is 7500 feet elevation.
The Red Tree House (B&B in Mexico City)
We stayed at The Red Tree House, Bed and Breakfast in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City.(All the links are at the bottom of this post) I can't say enough about how incredibly nice, fun, informative and helpful the staff was! Best staff ever. And the hotel and art and food and rooms were all beautiful. Highly recommend this hotel!
Interior public areas  of The Red Tree House

Closeup of the coyote sculpture (seen above)

Gorgeous artwork and flowers in the entry hall of The Red Tree House

HUGE painting in our room

Breakfast with my amigos on the patio of The Red Tree House

Breakfast at The Red Tree House

Breakfast at The Red Tree House
I'll share more of our trip in my next post. But meanwhile, here are the links so you can plan your trip!

Mexico City
The Red Tree House B&B, Condesa (FANTASTIC)
Merotoro restaurant, Condesa (very good)
Museo del Palacia de Bellas Artes (murals. amazing. do not miss)
Soumaya Museum (incredible collection. do not miss)
La Capital restaurant, Condesa (we ate there twice)
Museo National de Antopologia  (all day venture, with lunch on the patio. do not miss)
Museo Frida Kahlo Casa Azul (Frida and Diego's house. duh, do not miss. make advance reservations)
Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli (amazing building. architect: Rivera)
Murals de Diego Rivera Secretary of Education Building (Diego fans do not miss)

Netouring with guide Kuny. (Private tour and bus)

Mesones Sacristia  (small hotel, perfect location, with excellent food)
Talavera de la Reyna (gorgeous quality talavera pottery-there's a factory nearby, but it's closed on Sundays)
Museo Amparo (ultra-modern museum with great upstairs cafe view)
St Maria Tonatzintla cathedral (like no other you've ever seen!)
Manos de la Tierra (jewelry store)
Carlos Rivero Tours (tour guide and transportation)


  1. Jane, beautiful photos, I'm looking forward to more, thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm really enjoying these posts about your travel in Mx. City. We live near Guadalajara and are going there at the first of May. There is SO much to see and do, you've helped narrow it down a little. Is the Soumaya Museum (you noted it as a DO NOT MISS) you went to the very modern looking outside? I see they have two locations.


Thanks so much for visiting!

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