Mexico and Mexico City in particular have been making headlines this year and the negative news is driving travelers away. Hopefully this will turn around sooner rather than later. I have had the good fortune to travel to Mexico City (and other parts of the country) several times in the last few years. This edition of published photographs is presented as an homage to the city and all the good reasons to travel there at least once in your lifetime. The photographs have appeared in a variety of magazines, newspapers and travel guidebooks. Click on the image for a larger view.
The Zocalo (top) is perhaps the epicenter of the city. You’ll see Aztec dancers and shaman. The icons of the city include the Independence Monument and bright green Volkswagen taxis, although the latter is being phased out for more eco- friendly transportation. The clean and inexpensive metro is an excellent way to get around town. Mexico City has many parks and in some of them you’ll find large groups of people dancing on a weekend afternoon. There is a plethora of neighborhoods to explore including Coyoacan where a statue of Miguel Hidalgo has a prime spot in its main square. Mexico city has no shortage of good eats and is a street food city supreme.