Well, we heard all the stories about Mexico City. Heavy traffic, crime, the drug war, but yet we were still headed straight into it. All we knew is that we had to go through Mexico City to get to the other side of the country. We also knew we could have went around it, but like a biker needing a new tattoo we wanted to do, see, hear,taste and touch Mexico City. Besides, what kinda expedition team would visit a country and not see it’s capital? Mexico city with it’s 21 million people, is one of the most important financial and cultural centers in North America and Mexico City has more theaters, museums and archaeological sites in and around the city than London and New York and we planned to see all of it.
We would be entering Mexico City in late afternoon and had vague plans to find a hostel in the city, park the trucks and see the city by foot, bus, taxi, subway, basically whatever means of transportation we could find as long as we were not driving.
And what a good plan that was, as we entered the city limits we were totally astounded. Everywhere we looked where high rise buildings, broad palm tree-lined avenues, people riding bikes, roller bladders , joggers, people hustling and bustling to and from work., and lots of major traffic. As we drove further into the city, I could not help but get the feeling I was not in Mexico at all. I’ve been to a lot of big city places, Paris, Rome, Seattle, New York and I grew up in Washington D.C., but here I was in Mexico City and I have to say it is Awesome! But don’t just take my word for it, as we have a lot of show and tell all about our wonderful exploits in Mexico City. Stay tuned!