Last month I went to Mexico again, starting in Mexico City. I have to admit that December is certainly not the best time to travel to Mexico. It just get’s so busy. But when work is calling you have no other choice.
This was my 6 visit to the city and this time I made time to see the Frida Kahlo museum and went to La Casa Gillardi. Besides that, I was absolutely on the mission to capture the colors of the city and visit Puebla, Queretaro, and Acapulco.
If you are planning on visiting the museum make sure to buy your tickets up front and be on time. You should plan about 1,5h for your visit and don’t be surprised if you have to pay extra for taking photos inside the museum. I went in the afternoon to the museum and have to admit that the light wasn’t perfect for my photography.
You can easily walk from the museum to Mercado Coyoacan, a classic public market in the heart of Coyoacan. Stroll the nearby parks (they have beautiful kiosks) and sit down for a traditional Mexican breakfast. Coyoacan is an traditional neighborhood and it is absolutly worth visiting for the sweets, chocolate, handmade crafts, and dried fruits.
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?Frida Kahlo
One of my biggest joys in Mexico City is to explore new hotels and Restaurants. Casa Decu was a great surprise. The style and architecture were simple but absolutely beautiful. Great mix of Artdeco and minimalist style to make your stay absolutely joyful with the right about of Mexican spices.
Casa Decu is located in La Condesa, my absolute favorite part of the City. This hotel offers smaller apartments, which is perfect for working while traveling. It has also a beautiful rooftop. The hotel is walking distance from EL Moro where you can have some hot chocolate and churros. Or walk to Antolina, my absolute favorite place to have lunch and dinner.
An other jewel in Mexico is the architecture. Casa Gillardi is really worth being experienced. The details with which the house has been designed can’t be easily described because everyone experiences it differently. Every corner of the house was designed with intention. Every structure plays with light and symmetry. The house is privately owned. They don’t offer views every day. So , make sure to get in touch with them and be respectful when visiting.
I couldn’t visit La Casa Barragán, another master pieced designed by Barragán, because I didn’t plan this trip far enough in advance. They were booked for the next 3 months. In case you encounter the same situation don’t worry Mexico offers enough spots that need to be explore.
Just strolling around the streets is absolutly exciting and colorful.
You can truly find color at every corner. Renting a bike, scooter or just using Über will get you anywhere you like. Personally I have used the scooters from Bird and find it really easy to use. And a lot of fun, but it can become quite expensive.
An other great hotel to stay at is the Zócalo Central Hotel. It is absolutely gorgeous and perfectly located in the heart of Mexico City. And the best is the rooftop restaurant. We enjoy an amazing breakfast during our stay and had a wonderful dinner with a great view.
Stay tuned for Puebla and Querétaro or check out my Instagram stories for more.