As previously mentioned, my parents traveled to México for the holidays. We had a great time and Jeff and I were super excited to show visitors around now that we actually (usually) know what we are doing!
The first stop was Coyoacán. If you’ve been reading our blog, you know that going to the centro of Coyoacán is one of our favorite things to do. So, we walked around the centro and admired the decorations still up from Christmas; toured the local church; and of course sampled lots of food! We visited Café El Jarocho, the most famous coffee in town; Sanborns for lunch where my parents had chilaquiles and enchiladas suizas; and finally, churros for dessert.
Our next stop was the local mercado that comes every Tuesday morning to our barrio. My parents really enjoyed the incredible variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, and other items that you can not only buy but sample beforehand as well.
We also decided to visit the Museo Nacional de Antropología, a first for Jeff and me as well as for my parents. The museum is considered the best in Latin America and one of the best in the world. We stayed there for over three hours and literally only saw a quarter of what they have to offer.
Another must on our list was Bellas Artes. Though the Palacio Nacional houses a larger quantity of Diego Rivera murals, Bellas Artes has several famous ones by Rivera in addition to others by famous Mexican muralists.
All in all, we had a great visit and I think in the end, we have turned my parents into big fans of Mexico 🙂