I met up with my friend Sven Luckermans in Mexico City who writes a Belgium based travel blog, Mr Good Life. He flew in style onboard Lufthansa First Class from Frankfurt to Mexico City. It was his first time in Mexico City and he was getting in at 7pm. He was a bit held up by customs and immigration, but finally made it to the Four Points by Sheraton Colonia Roma Mexico City hotel.
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Since it was Sven’s first time in Mexico City, I decided to give him a quick rundown tour of some off beaten paths. We hopped on the Mexico City metro and got off at La Merced station where I had hoped to show him the bustling market. I was surprised that all the shops were pretty much closed at this time, so we decided to walk north and stopped by an abandoned looking church.
We walked on the main road of Eje 1 Oriente Anillo de Circunvalacion which was lined up with prostitutes. Eventually, we reached the Tepito metro station where we had some delicious street tacos for 10 pesos.
Since we were in the Tepito neighborhood, we walked to visit La Santa Muerte (Patron Saint of Death).
Across the street from the Zocalo was the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral and it looked beautiful at night.
We walked through the pedestrian street of Avenida Francisco I. Madero towards the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts).
Afterwards, we hopped on the Mexico City metro from Bellas Artes station to Insurgentes where we ended up in the Zona Rosa neighborhood. It was a short walk to the Angel de la Independencia (Angel of Independence).
Since I broke Sven’s Mexico City taco virginity, he was craving some more, so we ended up at Tacontento in the Zona Rosa neighborhood for a midnight snack. We ordered tacos and washed it down with horchata.
I hope Sven forgives me for bringing him to Barrio Tepito, the most dangerous neighborhood in all of Mexico City where drug lords, murderers, and rapists reside. It’s almost unheard of going there at night as an American and European tourist, but it was fun.