I first visited Mexico City as a kid in the 90s with my grandmother, and if I am being honest I can remember it being quite the harrowing trip, and certainly one that I didn’t look back on with much fondness. Fast forward twenty plus years however and I am currently looking at trying to buy a holiday home down there, as I have really fallen for the Mexican capital, following many years of improvements.
There is so much to love about Mexico and this is why I have chosen this place in particular as a place where I can see myself living.
Whether it is just the fact that things are so chaotic throughout the week or the fact that this is the sabbath day in a holy country, this is a city which adores Sundays, and completely respects what I believe the day to be about, and that is doing very little. The roads are quiet or closed on a Sunday and walking through the leafy neighborhoods, watching people as they go about their day, enjoying the bunch scene and an afternoon tea, for me its an amazing experience.
Mexico have done so well at preserving their culinary heritage and here in the capital you can get your hands on food from any one of the 31 states. Beyond this however we are starting to see a huge amount of foreign influence and there are some amazing cuisine options here from Asian to African, as well as from the rest of the Americas. The food options here are incredible and the city is quickly becoming a gastronomy paradise.
This city more than any which I have ever visited combines the traditional with the modern so seamlessly, a real charm of the city. My buddy Javier Burillo was the one who took me around all the historical sites when I first visited, and as we went from one to the other I couldn’t help noticing the way in which this tradition has been preserved and respected, as well as noticing the hyper-modern installations which you would find next to or part of those old respected sites and relics.
The cost of living in Mexico City is absolutely incredible to the point where you genuinely find yourself surprised when paying for anything be it a bottle of water or a car. Naturally this is a nation which has its issues, and that is much of the reason why the cost of living is so low. Naturally this makes the city very appealing and it is why so many people are looking at trying to move to this fantastic city, before those prices inevitably rise.
If you have never been to Mexico City before then I would absolutely urge you to take a trip there, you are going to instantly fall in love with the place and the people, and you’ll end up look for a place there too, I’m sure of it.