Welcome the unexpected as you stroll through the Mexico City neighborhood of La Condesa. I had always pictured Mexico City as a dense, dirty urban environment. But I found I couldn’t have been more wrong as I walked down the tree covered streets of La Condesa.
Old beautiful buildings line tree covered roads that any westerner would happily call home. Cute and hip coffee shops can be found everywhere. Take the right street and you will find yourself in a brilliantly colored street market, a wide range of foods, fruits and item available. Throw your destination out the window and just wonder around La Condesa, you will wish you had more days.
Nighttime in La Condesa is a time to celebrate. Whether you want to dance or just relax, this neighborhood has something for everyone. I decided for a more calm evening and stumbled upon a roof top bar called Condesa DF.
In Los Angeles I would expect a night of drinks at a fancy hotel rooftop bar to easily cost around $60-70. So when my bill came for $20, I knew I would be going out every night I was here.
Try una torta, a soft sandwich filled with whatever you like. Also make sure to get fresh squeezed orange juice. You won’t find sweeter fruits than Mexico and it will cost you less than a dollar.