So together with Elodie, the French girl from the hostel, i took the bus to Mitra and from there we jumped onto a colectivo truck that brought us on a pretty bumpy road to hierve el agua, a calcified waterfall with mineral wells to bathe in. The water was refreshing, the views amazing and lots of visitors around.
After a last dinner with Tim and my foodie friend Rahul who was in town, I hopped on to an overnight flight to Mexico City! I arrived super tired at 5.30 am, and took a taxi to the apartment of my friend Thea (it really helps having friends all over the world!). I napped for another hour in her bed while she was doing her morning yoga, and then headed out for a quick stroll around the neighbourhood. In the afternoon she showed me around downtown and we ate yummy stuff at a market. I might have been underslept but Mexico City didnt win my heart at first sight, ha ha. It certainly is rough.
the next day I discovered a magical hot chocolate place though and everything looked lovely afterwards! :) I also went to the chocolate museum afterwqrds! In the afternoon i went to the anthropology museum as recommended by my foodie friend which was super good but overwhelming too. After a little walk in the central park we headed to an art exposition and had dinnr afterwards with some of Theas friends. The food was amazing, and finally i discovered my love for the mexican cuisine. Who knew you could prepare corn in so many shapes and forms!?
The next day I took the metro and bus to the Teotihuacan pyramids outside of the town. Wow! It was impressive. I had been to the exposition in san Francisco just a few days ago and it was amazing to see those pyramids and actually climb them (exhausting too! But of course it was just because of the altitude, not a lack of fitness!! Ehem).
The afternoon was rainy so i just chilled at the apartment. We prepared some food for a birthday party the next day. Which was sooo mexican!
So they had chartered a proper travel bus for all their friends and drove us to a refion of the town in the South where you can rent boats. Party boats so to speak. If you know Prado del Rey, it is a bit like the Romeria but on boats. Floating vendors sell food, and we had lots of wine and mezcal on board. At the last stop i got off with a few others, just to see that the boat took off again, with most of the people continuing to party. I waited at the bus for their return, and we went home and watched netflix, knackered :)
Then it was my last day already in town! We had great Sunday morning street food with tlayudas and tacos, followed by hot chocolate and another art exposition! Oh how i love cultural life!!!
In the afternoon Theas friend came over and we had some curry and chilled.
It was fun staying with Thea and having a bit more city life, but now I am also looking forward to some time on the beach and most of all: time for myself and sorting out my future plans! In the end I chose to go to Huatulco, where I will stay for a month in the little coastal town La Crucecita. Nothing special but a big national park nearby, seems a laid back great place to make future plans.