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Friday, April 1, 2011 9:18 PM
It took a while, with a 5 hour layover in Dallas, but we are here in a cute (gezellig) little hotel called Casa Gonzales in Mexico City. We were a little leery abut this trip, warnings of little oxygen because of the altitude (it is a mile high) and the worst pollution in the world, together with one of the highest crime rates. The last leg of our flight was incredible, flying over a dense city (night, with lights) for about for 20 minutes and seeing nothing but city for the whole time.....it is HUGE.
We haven´t noticed the lack of oxygen, though our throats are a little scratchy because of the air quality. But we had a sound sleep...it was so much quieter than Brooklyn...havén´t heard a siren yet! We have visited a nice museum, an old castle on a hill with views of the city (in case anyone thinks we only shop!). We´ve made some new friends from Germany...a retired couple who know everything about everything because they come back here for 2 months every year. I can imagine coming back to Mexico. It is so different...love the food...love the colours...people are very friendly (not like New Yorkers at all!)
Well that´s it so far, doesn´t seem dangerous, but we are staying in the tourist areas so what can we really say. and there are no dogs or cats??? not sure what that means.
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