Mexico city and all its beauty
Everything to do and see in and around Mexico city including the mysterious Pyramids of Teotihuacan, architectural city centre, cinnamon and chocolate filled churrerias,
Frida's Casa Azul, canals of Xochimilco and more.
My husband, toddler, and I took a short 2.5 hour flight from Dallas, Texas to Mexico City. We got a beautiful hotel in the city center close to a lot of action at a decent price, one of the best churreria was at a walking distance from the hotel.
As soon as we landed, we checked in and headed to the gorgeous Casa Azul where the world famous artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera lived and entertained some very incredible people.
Casa Azul has so much character, and it is so inspiring. I highly recommend everyone should visit it and do watch Salma Hayek's movie Frida before visiting for maximum impact.
No words are enough to describe the life of these painters, who lived by their own rules and ideologies. They simply refused to let anything come between them and their passion.
The very first thing you notice about the Casa is the strong electric blue its painted in. Everything is full of color, life and meaning. The bright colors, abundant texture is matched by the open architecture. Spend a day here to feel at peace with your creative side.
On Day 2, we took an uber to the Teotihuacan Pyramids, enjoyed walking through these marvelous structures and then ate lunch at the amazing Groto.
Its a restaurant in a big underground cave, beautifully lit with candles, colorful furniture and delicious food. In the evening we went to the craft heaven by visiting the local crafts market in the downtown of Mexico City.
Day 3 was dedicated to the gorgeous Chapultepec Castle. We did a formal tour of the castle and it was so stunning to say the least. Chapultepec Castle (Spanish: Castillo de Chapultepec) is located on top of Chapultepec Hill in the Chapultepec park. The name Chapultepec stems from the Nahuatl word chapoltepēc which means "at the grasshopper's hill". The castle has such unparalleled views and terraces that historian James F. Elton wrote that they can't "be surpassed in beauty in any part of the world".
There are some grande staircases, gorgeous paintings, breathtakingly intricate colorful stain glass walls ( I would like to say windows but they are so big walls sound more appropriate) and the roof top is a piece of art. The president of Mexico used to live there and Elton John has held a concert on the rooftop.
On our day 4 we visited the amazing Xochimilco (Mexico City, Floating gardens). Xochimilco is best known for its canals, which are left from what was an extensive lake and canal system that connected most of the settlements of the Valley of Mexico. These canals, along with artificial islands called chinampas, attract tourists and other city residents to ride on colorful gondola-like boats called “trajineras” around the 170 km (110 mi) of canals. We rented a colorful Trajineras for a ride around the beautiful gardens.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Sandhya Garg is a Project Runway designer. She studied and specialized in women's fashion at London College of Fashion, UK and has worked at Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Liberty London, Alice Temperley to name a few.
She has her own successful resort dresses, special occasion dresses, wedding guest looks, swim coverups label.
While on Project Runway Season 13, she won 2 challenges and was fortunate to show her collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in Marie Claire US, Ftv.com, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue online to name a few.
She designs limited edition high end printed spring dresses and swim coverups. Beautiful prints are inspired from around the world to be worn during travel, resort stay or cruise holidays.