After Moscow, I wanted to get back home to New York City to celebrate my 21st birthday with my family before I take my next flight to Mexico. I was able to stay, but unfortunately, they sang me my birthday song right before I left the house with my backpack and passport in my hand. I never got a chance to taste the cake but who cares I got an amazing 6 weeks’ journey in front of me.
but because of the flight’s crazy changes and delays I had to arrive in Mexico City before my travel buddy. So, I just went out there to discover Mexico city all alone. (Yassss! totally outta my comfort zone)
I ordered an Uber (Yes, I know I didn’t think Mexico had Uber services, but they did) and booked a fair priced hotel while using the Starbuck’s wifi in the airport. To be honest I wasn’t gonna wait for 5 more hours extra till the next flight arrives!
I was able to book a fair priced hotel room for one night near the airport for 50 bucks a night. (I was desperate for some sleep and a hot shower after missing my second flight from Dallas to Mexico City and leaving on the next available one; the next morning)
Did I mention that my 30 minutes ride cost me 4 dollars! the peso is extremely cheap to the dollar, the exchange rate was 15 pesos to 1 dollar!
But as long as I got some strong Mexican coffee, everything was cool and I was singing “don’t worry, be happy” the whole time. LOL (Do you see that beautiful cup! OMG I need one. Wish I bought one!)
The hotel had a cafe where organic Mexican and international cuisine are prepared right in front of you. (I truly felt like I was home for a second there, it was just like my mother preparing me a meal when I was little, the weird thing is that the cook looked exactly like my mother! Weird. I just kept staring at her surprised of how similar they looked, or maybe I was just home sick from my 3 months of back to back traveling! who knows.)
The worst thing about traveling is that you fail to sync your photos before your phone crashes and dies 🙁 Yes, I had soo many pictures from Mexico City but lost them all and now they’re all just memories to keep in my heart
Next stop, Veracruz!