Five Things About My City / Mexico City

Linking up with Eat Pray Run DC for this week’s Friday Five.

Here are 5 Things I love about Mexico City:

1. Paseo de la Reforma closes to vehicle traffic on Sunday mornings. The boulevard is instead given over to bicyclists, skaters, runners, and walkers. I haven’t done this for a while, but I think on Sunday I’ll go for a run!

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2. The Zocalo is decorated with beautiful lights for holidays.

Zocalo Independence Day Lights

Zocalo for Independence Day

 

Zocalo Christmas Lights

Zocalo Christmas Lights

 

3. Magnificent churches, everywhere.

 Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Coyoacan Cathedral

Coyoacan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral

 

4. Mexico does not mess around with its cultural heritage. The treasures in the Anthropology Museum are mind-blowing.

Aztec Sun Stone

Aztec Sun Stone

 

5. Paseo de la Reforma also closes for protests. These marches make me cynical and hopeful at the same time. Cynical because the government allows these protests so citizen can feel like they’re doing something, when in reality nothing changes; and hopeful because the protesters keep at it.

Protest on Reforma

Protest on Reforma for the 43 missing students

 What do you love about where you live?


Wendy

Comments

  1. Mexico City looks like a great place to visit! Pretty cool that they close down a street on Sundays for runners, walkers, etc.!

  2. John @ run. geek. run(disney) says:

    Very cool list. There is a lot of beautiful things too see, such as the churches and from the antropological side of things like you mentioned. That is really could how they close it down for runners, cyclists and all.

  3. I love the Christmas lights! And Mexico is definitely proud of its culture and heritage. I love it. 🙂

  4. Those cathedrals are stunning!

  5. Wow, those churches are beautiful! We went to Mexico on our honeymoon and didn’t ever want to leave!

  6. Beautiful pictures! Sounds like a cool city.

  7. I have never been to Mexico City other than the airport. I am from San Diego and absolutely love it! It has everything I could want in a city.

  8. I love the architecture! I would love to visit some day. I’ve never been West of East Texas. I would love to explore your area of the world!

  9. Mexico City looks like a great place to visit. I love how eclectic my city is!

  10. How interesting! Mexico City looks like a beautiful place!

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