Today we made our first venture farther away from our place alone! Every weekend, there is a wonderful open-air market in a section of the city called Coyoacán, which is actually where the school I will be attending is located. It’s a decent distance from our place. We successfully navigated the Metro system (!) and then had about a 20 min. walk from our stop to the market area. Actually, we got a little lost on our walk but it was good because we ended up stopping at a librería (bookstore) to buy a Guia Roji, which was recommended by the Fulbright organization. It is a book of maps of the city and the Metro–completely indispensable!
Coyoacán is a beautiful, very quiet neighborhood, so it was a scenic walk (once we were going in the right direction!). There were tons of people walking around the market area enjoying the day. We made a couple of purchases and then had lunch at Sanborns so that I could have my long-desired favorite dish, chilaquiles. Sanborns is a chain here so I’m sure that I can find better chilaquiles elsewhere but since it’s the first place where I ate them, I have a soft spot for their particular recipe 🙂 Afterwards, we walked around some more and made a stop at the famous Café El Jarocho, a very popular coffee shop in the area. Jeff gave the coffee two thumbs up 🙂 I’ve posted some pictures of the square below:
More pictures–it’s so lovely here!
Jeff with his café from Café El Jarocho.