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Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« on: April 08, 2016, 03:00:04 AM »
Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City



The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known cosmopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities such as Jacksonville, which have struggled with embracing walkability. If we look hard enough, we may realize that this type of view should be challenged. Despite the diversity around the globe, all lively cities, downtowns, and urban cores have something in common: being pedestrian friendly. Today, we take a look at the streets of Mexico City.

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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 05:07:12 AM »
Nice shots!!

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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 05:16:29 PM »
Headed there in a few weeks for an anniversary trip.  We normally go to NYC, but flights were cheaper to Mexico City.  I'll report back...

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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 06:41:05 PM »
You'll like it. It's just as vibrant as NYC and a lot more affordable for a traveler.
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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 10:12:21 AM »
Headed there in a few weeks for an anniversary trip.  We normally go to NYC, but flights were cheaper to Mexico City.  I'll report back...

Where are you staying?

As for DF, I think it's one of the greatest cities I've ever been to. Highly underrated. The level of discourse in this country regarding Mexico is so depressing...but when you actually go, and see it's one of the most culture-filled, food-centric, amazing places in the world, you get quite depressed about the typical american and how they talk/refer to Mexico!
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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2016, 12:38:34 AM »
We're parking it in La Condesa and leaving the itinerary pretty wide open.  Hoping to hit some of the foodie spots in Roma, a day at Teotihuacan, and half a day at the Kahlo museum. 

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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2016, 06:48:57 AM »
A few pics from my visit to Teotihuacan. You'll get a good work out climbing the ruins of the larger pyramids.



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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 08:46:02 AM »
Can't wait!  Did you take a tour group or the city bus?  How was the experience with whichever?

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 09:31:05 AM »
I booked an early morning Teotihuacan Pyramids tour with a private archeologist through viator.com. It ended up being a tour group but was pretty cool. They picked everyone up from their hotels and our group was able to tour the ruins before it got too crowded. The tour lasted most of the day and included a stop at a nearby town for lunch and sampling various shots of tequila.

I didn't really have any plans for my trip. I booked a hotel room about two blocks from the Zócalo and decided I'd figure things out once I got to town. In terms of organized tours, I ended up doing the Teotihuacan Pyramids, a hop-on hop-off Turibus bus tour ( http://www.turibus.com.mx/#3 ) and a couple of free neighborhood walking tours by Estacion Mexico ( http://www.freetour.com/mexico-city ).

After that, I had a pretty good feel for what I wanted to see around the city the rest of week and used the subway to get there. Nevertheless, all of the tours were pretty cheap because 1 USD was equal to around 17 Mexican Pesos. 
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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 07:36:03 PM »
I'm excited.  I'll be fine if I just eat some good food and people watch.  Everything else is a bonus ;)

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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2016, 10:26:14 PM »
You can find good food and people watch on most blocks within the city's core. You should have a great time.
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Re: Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2016, 07:12:41 PM »
A lot of the street pics remind me on Barcelona.