I had experienced layovers through Mexico City airport in my past, but they were always at weird hours. Middle of the night, always delirious and trying to navigate the airport signs for my next flight and what terminal I needed to get to. A blip in a long travel day. As someone who has had countless layovers in cities, I never base a city on the airport I’m passing through and, truth be told, I never really had an urge to explore Mexico City. Growing up in California, Mexico was always this place that was always just there, but I was never drawn to.
But, as chance should have it, I was working in Puerto Vallarta and I needed to travel to Canada for a wedding. My 6am flight had a layover in Mexico City and I remember the moment we were descending into Mexico City. I looked out the window and saw so much GREEN. It reminded me a lot of Madrid, which i love. It perked that fire in me that wanted to know more.
So when I got back to Puerto Vallarta to continue working, I thought “I might not be back in this area of the world for a long time”. I looked up the flight costs and saw it was only a $89 dollar flight to Mexico City. Now was the time to go and I’m so glad I followed my gut.
Mexico City is full of culture, people, music, food and drinks. I had the most incredible time there and over the next couple weeks, I’ll share my favorite spots and the soundtrack that has been on repeat since I left.