Be our guest, be our guest

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Back in February we had our second round of guests visit us here in Mexico City: my brother Brian and his fiancé Niki. Because we had such a great time when Mary E’s parents came to visit in December, we were anticipating a repeat performance. They did not disappoint; the whole four days were a lot of fun!

This time, however, instead of being strictly tour guides in taking Mary E’s parents to places that we were mostly familiar with (except for our first visit to the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. Previously, we visited the one in Xalapa), we were able to go to some places that were new to us like the nearby ruins in Teotihuacan and a Lucha Libre match! Overall, we had a great time being with them and showing them around our new city for this year. We wish that it could have been a longer stay, but we tried to jam-pack the days with as many activities as possible, probably to the chagrin of our travel-weary, yet extremely adventurous family. Here are some photographic highlights:

We visited the market, of course. Niki found a piece of pottery to buy and I got to show Brian the different versions of Homer Simpson in action figure/doll form (e.g. Spiderman Homer!). We also got bebidas calientitos at El Café Jarrocho! (por supuesto!)

We went to our first Lucha Libre match. It was fun and quite some culture shock, but it wasn't really to any of our taste. Still, it was definitely a cool experience to see all the street vendors around the Arena México.

We visited the ruins at Teotihuacan, which involved a very adventurous bus ride followed by lots of climbing. The view from the top was amazing!

Feb. 4 was Brian's birthday so we got him a pastel de tres leches from our favorite bakery!

Adventurous bus riders. All-in-all we had a great time, we hope that they did too, and we can't to see them again this summer. And also we can't wait to have more guests! so what are you waiting for??

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2 responses »

  1. I think it’s time for you to be MY guest in the peninsula! I’m not 100% “settled in” but, then again, I’m not sure you want to vacation in Cd. del Carmen – Mérida and Campeche, I think you’d like, though!

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