After about a week in the Yucatan, my family and I took a short flight to meet my cousins in Mexico City. This was all of our first time to Mexico City, and we were extremely excited. We only had a few days to visit, and it was over New Years, so we tried to fit in as much sights as possible.
La Casa Azul
Luckily, we were able to visit the Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacan, which is a lively colorful neighborhood in the city. The museum is located where Frida and Diego lived for many years, and is quite a representation of her personality. I loved how I could hear birds chirp as I walked through the courtyard. The museum displays different pieces of Ms. Kahlo’s framed art, and also gives visitors a great sense of her personal story. I enjoyed viewing her painted orthotics and prosthetics, also her colorful clothing and jewelry. Frida Kahlo is quite a celebrity with the hipster crowd, as there was visitors all over the world when we were there. I highly suggest buying tickets online to avoid the lines and arriving early to avoid the crowds and heat.
National Museum of Anthropology
My uncles took us to this massive museum, and although I found it fascinating, it is somewhere that I need a few more days to really absorb. I would highly suggest renting one of those headset tours to fully comprehend all of the objects and artifacts. Also, do not plan on seeing the entire museum in one day, it’s too overwhelming! If you have only one day to visit, pick a section or two that stands out to visit. My favorite part of the museum, was these small carved statues of contortionists, smiling with their feet on their head. I would highly reccomend this museum if you are heading to Mexico City.
Hop on Hop off Bus
Angelo and I saw quite a few city bus tours, or hop on hop off bus tours in different cities while on our world travels. We never took one, and now looking back, I wish we did. For one, they are reasonably priced (sometimes downright cheap) and it’s a great way to see a city and plan out destinations that one might want to visit more in depth. I enjoyed the one in Mexico City because they give you headsets and as you pass by certain important areas and buildings, it gives a nice summary about the location. Also, the buses are two levels, so you can sit on the top level and enjoy a beautiful view of the city.