We couldn’t find any direct flights from Havana to San Francisco so chose to do a quick day stopover in Mexico, which means we have also been to Central America! Yay! Even if it’s just for a day.
Since Mexico was merely a place of transit, we didn’t have a solid plan for what we were going to do while we were there. It was all free and easy! We randomly picked our hotel and found out when we got there that we were based in Centro Historico, which I highly recommend.
It’s the historical center of Mexico City and extremely walkable. Many of the places that we’ve photographed, we didn’t know what they were until we got back home. There was so many things to see and experience. I reckon that you would have your own completely unique set of experience if you were to go on a different walking trail so have fun and go explore! That was exactly what we did – our main fixed points were El Mayor, our lunch place and our hotel at the end of the day to pick up our backpacks before heading to the airport.
Read on to see our walking trail and what we saw!
Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City – Centro Historico
After a week of roughing it in Cuba, we were overjoyed when we saw our hotel room. It was total luxury in our eyes! We even splurged that night and got room service! We only had a night in Mexico and our flight to the USA was at night so we knew we were going to have to hang around the city after check out time. So it was a stay in and catch up on some sleep and recharge our worn out bodies kinda day. This constant travelling can take its toll!
Location: 5 de Febrero 24, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Price: From AUD$170/night. Book Hampton Inn & Suites on Booking.com
Eat & Drink
We splashed out at El Mayor, a nice restaurant overlooking the Templo Mayor ruins in Centro Historico. I wouldn’t call the food spectacular but it was okay, We didn’t get a table right by the ruins unfortunately but we still had a good enough view where we were.
We strolled around the town centre and were very glad that we’d decided to stay in the day before. The streets were absolutely rammed with people, locals and tourists and the like. There were families from out of town visiting, shoppers getting their last minute Christmas presents, hawkers toting their wares, policemen out to book those illegal hawkers, it was absolute mayhem!
We had yummy ice cream (again!). I have to say, the ice creams in South America are the bomb. Freddo’s in Buenos Aires was the absolute best but every other one that we tried during our trip was just as good. I don’t think I’ll be able to have ice cream back home in Sydney without comparing it to our experiences in South America. The flavours that they have there are just a hundred times more amazing than the ones we have back home. Sigh…. I’m already missing the ice creams there!