Mexico Part 2: Mexico City (CDMX): A home away from home

As a long part series of documenting my last couple of years as a digital nomad in Latin America, I am working back. I spent close to a year in Mexico and divided my time between the Sayulita (West), Mexico City (Central) and Merida (East).

Mexico City (Distrito Federal or CDMX) was by far the most homely experience I had and the longest I stayed for over 6 months. Living in the Brooklyn area of the city at La Roma, and having taken a dedicated desk at WeWork Varsovia, life could not get more comfortable. The city has amazing food options, a great art culture (I credit Frida Kahlo & Diego Riviera amongst others) and a rather slow pace to it.

First impressions.

My apartment was two blocks away from one of CDMX's best and my favorite cafe/bakery, Panaderia Rosetta; where after a couple of weeks, the baristas knew me and my routine so well that they featured me on their Instagram page.

Nuestro amigo Gaurav, originario de India, nos visita todos los días en #PanaderiaColima para tomar café. ¡Gracias @cggaurav !

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Just eat here

Blanco colima, la Roma, very chic, for dates.
Ojo de Agua, amazing breakfasts.
El Califa, tacos.
Limantour, one of the best bars in the world, was a few blocks away from home.
Gatorta vegan tacos
Mercado Roma
Huset

Things that stood out.

Tacos, duh.

Carajillo, a cafe liquior as a digestive after dinner.

Great vegetarian options, besides guocamole.

  • huitlacoche
  • nopales
  • queso oaxaca

If you don't know any Spanish, just say, "No mames guey", or "Que onda", or "Que tal", and you have a friend.

Mountaineering
Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido
Puebla and Cinco de Mayo

Pueblo Magico