Mexico City

Trip Start May 31, 2007
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Thursday, June 28, 2007

As some of you may know I am doing a thing called Couchsurfing.com while i am away. What this is is a cultural exchange website. I create a profile and then search for people in a particular city i am staying. In Mexico City i email Erika and ask can i stay with her. Erika being the host is sort of like an unpaid tour guide of her city. In return i offer my home while i am back home to her and anyone who wants to stay with me and see Dublin.

So Erika picks me up from the Metro station near her home near Coyoacan. I meet her family (ruben (dad) Lety (mam), Ruben Jr (son) and Jorge (son)), drop off my bags and head out to a bar to see USA V Argentina in the copa America.
USA 1 - 4 Argentina. Good game and nice bar. We search the neighbourhood for a nightclub and go in and Salsa to the early hours. Well Erika salsa`d , i just stood on her feet.

the next few days involve tourist stuff, her dad cooking a lovely fish dinner, cinema, the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, and another night out at an expensive night club.
US$7 a beer!
So Erika and I go to a local store and drink a few bottles of beer for US$0.70 each.(her idea i swear) We all know i am tight but US$7 a beer. I am a sweaty backpacker you know.

The next day we travel to Morelos and Cuernavaca to visit Erikas aunties house and have an amazing BBQ and watch Mexico beat Equador 2-1.

The last day and night i spend touring the city going to the Frida Kahlo exhibition in the Palacio Belles Artes, go see Estadio Aztecas, and go for the best sushi i have ever had with Erika.I also buy my nephew `Ross`a Lucha Libre wrestling suit for his 1st birthday. He will look amazing in it.

I had an amazing time here in Mexico City with Erika and her family. They were so nice and even though i stayed 5 nights (ages) i never once felt that i was in the way.

As for Erika, i will miss her loads. she is such a beautiful person and hopefully she will come to Playa del Carmen in 2 weeks and meet me there.


Next stop......The silver mining town of Taxco
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