Travel Photography: Mexico City
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I didn’t lollygag with photo editing on purpose but somehow it took me a month to get through my Mexico City photos. It was as if I thought I could hold onto the warmth and ease of being there by procrastinating.
Till 4 years ago, I had never been to Mexico. Since realizing that all of those sensationalized news stories my parents watched on Nightline didn’t hold so true anymore, I’ve been going once or twice a year.
Eli and I have spent a majority of Mexico trips in the Yucatan, driving long stretches to get to ruins or colorful towns. Exploring Mexico City was a far faster paced affair. There were no afternoon naps, instead we visited the touristy spots and then wandered out from each spot, exploring La Condesa, Polanco and the Historic District.
Eli worked while we were in Mexico City. He works remotely so as long as we don’t venture too far outside of time zone, it’s easy enough for him to continue working as he would at home. I often try to combine work and travel but it doesn’t always work out. This time around I happened to photograph one hotel and then photographed the other hotels that Eli and I stayed in but it wasn’t really “work”.
While researching for this trip, a lot of folks raved about the food in Mexico City. A few even went so far as to say that it’s the best food city the world. The problem with such effusiveness is that it sets up totally unreal expectations. There are a lot of really great spots and we had a lot of wonderful meals but it took Eli and I a day or two to recalibrate our expectations to reasonable levels.