Grand Hotel of the City of Mexico. One of the oldest hotels in the city. Dates back to 1890s

MEXICO CITY – FIVE HOURS

Feb 22, 2014by tracey Comments

 

I know it seems like we go away a lot. And maybe we do. But I somehow managed to turn in the manuscript for my next book between Boca and this.

So, I’m racing here.  Glenn has business in Mexico City. I have never been here;  Always wanted to see it. OK. Not always but the last five years when everyone started talking about how cool it is.

So we got here today at three. We have dinner in an hour. I will have a margarita at dinner. That means I will be in no shape to blog when I get home.

We have a great driver. He picked us up at the airport. After we unpacked he came back and gave us the McTour. So imagine you are in the car with us. We are racing around. He would tell me what things are. I remember fragments. I could look it all up  if I had time. But I don’t. So you have to go with the photos and my really feeble memory. It was fast. It was furious. It was fabulous. This place is on the move. Third biggest city in the world.  It reminds me of India, less poverty, I swear. It is quite clean and a different vibe. It’s Latin America and India – is India. But masses of human life in constant motion. Nothing I love more.

I promise to be better the rest of the trip, but if I don’t get this up now, I won’t post it at all today.

Viva la Mexico!

Room. Part of it.
Room. 

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Welcome coffee. They had me at the coffee.
Welcome coffee. They had me at the coffee.
This statue has to do with an angel. Bodies are buried beneath it. That is all I remember.
This statue has to do with an angel. Bodies are buried beneath it. That is all I remember.
The president
Monument in honor of President Juarez  served – 1955 – 1975
Opera House - from a moving car.
Opera House – from a moving car.

 

 

National Cathedral in the Explanda Del Zocalo
National Cathedral in the Explanda Del Zocalo

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Presidential Balcony at Palace.
Presidential Balcony at Palace.
Looks amazing but we didnt
Looks amazing but we didn’t
National symbol, an eagle a cactus and a snake.
National symbol, an eagle a cactus and a snake.
Square in all its splendor
Square in all its splendor

 

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Grand Hotel of Mexico City. One of the cities oldest. The other shot was that too. But description did not go up
Grand Hotel of Mexico City. One of the cities oldest. The other shot was that too. But description did not go up
Looking down onto the lobby. A wedding was going to take place tonight.
Looking down onto the lobby. A wedding was going to take place tonight.
I love this because they are all looking at their phones.
I love this because they are all looking at their phones.
I love this because it feels like God is up there.
I love this because it feels like God is up there.

 

 

I love this because Glenn looks like he is part of the cake.
I love this because Glenn looks like he is part of the cake.
I love these because they remind me of Fiesta in Santa Barbara when I was a child.
I love these because they remind me of Fiesta in Santa Barbara when I was a child.
I love this because it's street life and I love street life.
I love this because it’s street life and I love street life.

 

I love these because they I love candles in churches - they are flaming dreams and prayers.
I love these because they I love candles in churches – they are flaming dreams and prayers.
I love this because Glenn is happy and he does so much to make me happy I like to see him happy.
I love this because Glenn is happy and he does so much to make me happy I like to see him happy.

 

I love this - it's the view from our room.
I love this – it’s the view from our room.