Last week I was in Mexico City visiting friends and family.
It was a pretty uneventful trip, but it was nice and I enjoyed myself. I didn’t visit any touristy places like last time, so I don’t have lots of interesting pictures from the trip but I have a few.
One moment really stood out from this trip for me:
Scene: Kitchen INT (interior) –
Mom was singing and dancing to the loud music on the radio whilst washing dishes.
Older brother was juggling mandarines.
And I was steeping my tea observing this scene as if I was an outside spectator and thinking “what the hell is happening?”.
Then, my brother read my mind, turned to me and also pointed out what a strange scene was taking place and we laughed.
If you can picture this, it would be great. Experiencing it was quite something.
A few highlights from the trip:
Getting the soles of my boots fixed at the shoe repair shop
For 50 pesos (about 3.70 USD), they came out like new.
Painting pots with my mom out in the terrace
Renting a movie at Blockbuster
The recycling truck
Finding childhood items
A simple, delicious dinner
In Mexico, dinner is late (around 8 pm) and it is not the biggest meal of the day (lunch is).
Overall, it was a really pleasant trip. I had dinner with friends, lunch with family, went to the movies, a little bit of shopping, and got some medical and dental care done.
This time I bought three food items to pack with me:
4 packets of Hot Nuts (chili and lime peanuts), 2 bags of dried hibiscus flower for making agua de jamaica, and 2 bags of candied sesame seeds which are delicious on salads.
2 thoughts on “Hometown Visit: Mexico City”
Love the pots! I have a bunch of old ones I found in the garden that belonged to the former owner of our house. I threw them in a bucket with some vinager and that helped but a few are still pretty ugly. What kind of paint do you use?
The picture of the cobbler’s shop looks very much like the one we go to here in Versailles. 🙂
Thanks! We used acrylic paint. 🙂 It dried up really fast, so you could do a couple of layers.
It was very enjoyable to paint them.