I went out with Daniel for drinks in Roma, he showed me a couple of interesting places to explore. We ended up in a bar called Licorería Limantour, for some great cocktails.
We talked a lot, in Spanish, as much as my limited linguistic skills permitted, then switched back to Inglés.
Later on, Daniel took me to Coyoacán, a neighborhood in Mexico City that once was its own, independent city, but has since been swallowed up whole by the ever growing metropolis.
Still, it retains its charm as its own little town, with its main square, the church, and many little restaurants and bars.
It was also the home of Frida Kahlo, and her famous Casa Azul is located here, which means I sure will be back for more visits.
Coyoacán at night: People were out drinking and eating, or just dancing in the streets with sme street artists.
We had a walk through the late night town, and ate some spicy Esquites at the food market.
Esquites is a Mexican snack, made of sautéed corn, onions, chopped chilis, spices and salt. It is served hot, in small cups and topped with varying combinations of lime juice, chile powder or hot sauce, salt and mayonnaise or cheese.
After that, I needed something sweet: best hot chocolate ever, slightly spicy too… A perfect evening in Mexico City.
I’m glad I’m connecting that easily to people here. My network of people that I have met on this trip has provided a few new connections, someone always knows someone who lives or has lived in a place, and who is willing to meet up.