The Sunday Traveler ~ Mexico City Surprises

The Sunday Traveler went to Mexico City this last November for a family reunion. I had spent many summers there with cousins who lived there; we hadn’t seen each other in over fifty years. We settled into an Airbnb in one of the many suburbs of the City, and spent a few days wandering around that area before heading into the city proper for lunch at a favorite restaurant that we remembered our parents taking us to many times over the years. Mexico City has grown incredibly larger over the years, with the current population of Greater Mexico City being 22,281,000. We arrived at our restaurant destination, had a pleasant and leisurely lunch, and left into the midst of a forming protest going on outside.

The protesters in the first photo are facing the oncoming group in the second photo.

The protest was something about the government providing food for the schools and students. I never did find out if the groups walking towards each other were all of like mind or not. We knew we had to get across the street to get to our van that was several blocks away. Across the street we quickly went to avoid getting caught in between the two groups. Well most of us, got quickly across the street, I may have dallied a bit thinking this was a photo op not to be missed.

My daughter was a bit upset when she crossed the street, looked back for me and didn’t spot me with family. When catching up with her a bit later, she asked me where I had been; when I told her I was in the street taking photos she shook her head and said “of course you were”. Mexico City is vibrant, alive, and exciting.


About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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7 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ Mexico City Surprises

  1. Sue says:

    Oh my goodness…never miss a photo opportunity!

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  2. thirdeyemom says:

    Wow to see cousins you haven’t seen for so long must have been amazing Angeline! I would love to go to Mexico City someday. I’ve read a lot about it. I love the history too of Frieda.

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  3. Tippy Gnu says:

    That does sound exciting, getting caught up in a protest on foreign land. Even the photos look exciting. I’m glad you escaped unscathed.


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