I can't say I was overly stoked on coming here - but due to the fact it was likely the cheapest way home (rather than spending 10 hours to get back to PV).
Mexico is the largest city I've ever visited - there are about 8 million people living in the city (20 million in Greater Mexico City).
It's got a bit of a reputation up north. Polluted (still is...) and crime ridden. From what I've read, they've worked hard cleaning it up. The pollution is still there, but it's no longer the most polluted city in the world (I'm not sure if they cleaned up, or somewhere China just surpassed it)...and crime wise - it's a big place and so far, anecdotally, it feels safe enough.
I still am pretty paranoid, especially riding the Metro....but in any big city, one should be.
We kept close to the hostel the first night and today we took the metro to the Anthropology Museum and Chapultepec Castle. The Museum was maaaaaaasssivvve - way to much museum for one go. We did make it through but frankly, near the end we were looking forward to finishing. 'Luckily', a lot of the exhibits were in Spanish which gave us a valid excuse not to read everything.
The castle was pretty cool...the exhibits were all in Spanish - so it was just looking at the pieces/building and scenery.
|Favorite building in Mexico City (Latino Americana)|
|Best part of the Anthropology Museum|
Favorite part of the Chapultepec Castle
|What a great view!|
|View from the hostel terrace.|
|Latino Americana building at night.|