Mexico City is just buzzing with people. Just when I thought that there could not possibly be any more people crammed into the streets or the metro, the weekend arrived! I try to ignore the similarities to London’s Oxford Street on a weekend.
There is no shortage of interesting things to do and see in a city this big and with a history and culture so rich. I’ve managed to cram in a lot of great tourist sights, such as awesome Teotihuacán, the National Palace, the Museum of Anthrolopogy (one of the best museums I’ve ever visited), the Catedral Metropolitana, the Templo Mayor, and the incredibly massive Chapultepec Forest and the Chapultepec Castle.
Some interesting or cool observations about Mexico City:
- The mo’ is definitely still in!
- Mexican men LOVE the “wet look”, and I have seen some absolutely enormous tubs of hair gel for sale in the markets
- The Metro system is brilliant – regular and clean, and at less than 10p to anywhere
- The smog and pollution here is slowly killing me
- Looking like a backpacker, who doesn’t speak any Spanish, is enough to feign ignorance at all the touts or people trying to beg for money.
This evening, my mate Paul and I went to check out a fun family night out – the lucha libre! It was much more entertaining than that WWE stuff that you occasionally glimpse whilst channel surfing (noone really admits to watching it right?), just because they don’t take themselves as seriously. The star performer of the night was Místico, and he got us all whooping at his amazing acrobatics and amazing leg throws.
This was my super sneaky iPhone shot after my camera wasn’t allowed into the fight.
Of course, I was more than a little excited at all the lead up to the actual fight, with the wrestlers strutting out in their shiny jackets and capes, and then tearing off their velcro pants and tight tops, which had me swooning and squealing like a teenage girl at a Backstreet Boys concert. At only 40 pesos, or less than 2 quid, for balcony tickets it has to be the cheapest strip show ever!
Tomorrow I am off to the beautiful city of Oaxaca. Must remember to charge the iPod for the 6 hour bus ride.