I’ve spoken a lot about how spontaneous I am.

Well, one classic example of that spontaneity was in December 2016, when I simply upped and decided — completely out of the blue — to fly to Mexico, about a couple of days after the Xmas.

My first visit there, no less.

Considering that I’d always wanted to visit, I was very enthusiastic. Mexico……….Mexico……….Mexico :=)

The City

I liked the city. I was only there a week (December 27th to January 3rd); but I really liked the city.

The first thing I noticed was how friendly and welcoming the people are. Quite a change from the Panamanian rudeness and surliness. Everywhere, people were smiling and jovial. At the airport………outside on the streets, the cafes, etc.

My first “Mexican” dish

OK; this certainly wasn’t my first actual Mexican dish. But, it was the first dish I had in Mexico (lol).

Er…………what was the name again?  Something rather long;…………ah, yes! Chilaquiles!

Tasty?  Hell yeah ))))) And it was only the first in my tastiest week since South Korea. I just about sampled everything I could get my hands on: tacos, nachos, chalupas, tortillas, etc., and a whole lot of other stuff, whose names I didn’t bother memorizing.

It didn’t take me long to decide that Taco al Pastor is my favorite of them all =)))))))

Sightseeing around the city

One little thing that kinda dampened my ardor in Mexico, though: the weather.

It was kinda cold. Actually, it was more than “kinda”. Nothing on the scale of Finland, or Russia, of course. LOL. But, for someone who’d spent the previous year in Panama (where daily temperatures reach +30 degrees Celsius), Mexico City, with it’s December-temperature of only +18…………it wasn’t very pleasant.

Fortunately, the days were warmer, with the sun shining down. So, I was able to do some sightseeing……….

Angel de la Independencia (Angel of Independence)

Officially known as Monumento a la Independencia (Monument to Independence), it was built in 1910, to mark the centennial of the beginning of Mexico’s War of Independence.

It is Mexico City’s main focal point for both celebrations and protests.

 

A few other landmarks…………