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Mexico City

The roadtrip is finished. I am back in Mexico City to finish up the project “Pablo de Kever”. And Mexican friends ask me which place I like the most… Well, for me it’s Mexico City!

There’s just no other place like this city. You can find anything here: food an every corner, all kinds of typical dishes, cheap labour, fancy bars, big markets,… Once you step out DF, you leave a magic place behind. Of course, there are many problems this city faces, from heavy smog to extreme poverty. But the mixture of having everything together makes you fall in love with this place for the rest of your life…

During the trip I missed to cups of cheap fresh fruit you can buy all day long. The music that fills up the streets early in the morning. Or the street scenery that changes 3 times a day. In the morning you find street venders selling “tamales” under their bright coloured umbrella. In the afternoon a lady sells fresh quesadilla’s using white or bleu tortilla’s. And in the evening a guy sells pirata CD’s on the exact same spot.

After visiting Mexico City 11 times, I got so used to the overload of colours and food. It was a disappointment to discover that many places have much less to offer. If you spend time to get to know this city, you can bump on anything else you can find across the country! And it makes sense. Mexico City hosts everybody and everything this country has, and even more.

One of the things I adore the most is the kindness of people! It’s common strangers say “Buen provecho” when you’re having lunch at a restaurant. Can you imagine that in the biggest city of the world that hosts more than 20 million people kept that country-stile mentality? Forget about finding that in touristical places such as San Cristobal or Cancun!

It would have been easier to find loads of answers for the project “Pablo de Kever” in this buzzy capital. I often had to wait days or weeks to bump into something usefull for the childrens’ blog on the road. Of course I don’t regret the trip I made. ‘Cause I did see amazing nature and beautiful traditions. But the next two weeks I’ll enjoy absorbing the hundreds of impressions you get when wandering around in Mexico City!

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One response

  1. Magische foto.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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