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CDMX

The Colors & Flavors of Mexico City

Story by This Honest Life August 6th, 2016

monstera deliciosa

I can’t believe I hadn’t been to this city sooner. Architecture, food (omg seafood!), mescal, plant life, über cheap Übers. An urban paradise. Monsterly Delicious.

Our first point of arrival was a few nights stay at the design hotel Condesa DF. Set on the corner of a roundabout, in the trendy neighborhood of Condesa, it sports a stunning triangular atrium and wonderful rooftop bar.

♫ Soundtrack: “Colours” - The Avalanches

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MUSEO TAMAYO

Amazing brutalist building that exhibits contemporary art. There was an awesome exhibition of Noguchi’s playspaces and bunch of Mexican hipsters doing some weird tantric meditation.

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CLUB TENGO HAMBRE

Creeping on one of my friends instagram comments, I came across the existence of a roving supper club called Club Tengo Hambre. A 4 hour stroll around the Centro district with a local chef that showed us the wonders of Mexican Street food. So many tacos were eaten I lost count. The highlight being an Al Pastor pork taco that took the crown of the best taco I’ve ever eaten in my life.

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This is Pulque. An alcoholic beverage (in some ways similar to beer) brewed from the sap of the Agave plant. Here you see Celery flavored , Unflavored, and Horchata flavored versions of it. The celery one was amazing.

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Art deco BNB

After finishing our first few nights at Condesa DF we moved to an AirBnB in Roma Norte. This building took our breath away the first time we entered it, as the interior was another beautiful atrium with Art Deco styling.

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CASA AZUL

Frida Kahlo’s house and studio. Was wonderful, if even a little too touristy. It rained so heavily at one point that it trapped us in one corner of the garden for about 20 minutes.

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Footnote: Shot on my FujiFilm XT-1
Mexico City, Mexico