Thursday, February 7, 2008

La Ciudad de México

Hola. Me llamo Larissa.

Steve and I just got back from spending five days in Mexico City for some work-related training. Yes, my job occasionally sends me to lovely and exotic places. Jealous?

It was my first time there, and I was thrilled to revisit my youth and practice the Spanish phrases that Sesame Street taught me through catchy songs. Poor Steve (whose Spanish is quite excellent) had to put up with my endless questions. What does that sign say? What is she talking about? How do I say "another shot of tequila, please"?

I mostly picked up the important words: torta (the best sandwiches you'll ever eat), liquidos de fresa (strawberry and milk smoothie), and of course, cerveza (beer). I could have stayed just for the food alone.

The people, culture, and entire experience was wonderful, and I wish we could have visited longer. Here are a few pictures of our adventures.






More photos from the trip here. Adios.

28 comments:

  1. Love your pictures! Looks like a great trip, Mexico is a pretty fantastic place :)

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  2. looks like you guys had a mucho fabulous time. and yes, i'm jealous ;)

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  3. I could live in Mexico just for the food!

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  4. Oh looks like so much fun! I'm mega-jealous.

    Also, just so you know, I will not allow your love to plateau although that is NOT my favorite candy. :(

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  5. So cute! And what are you drinking in that last photo? Looks almost like Guiness!

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  6. I love the photos--that last one is especially adorable :)

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  7. I love the one with you and the mariachi band guys. Too cute!

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  8. i LOVE the 4th picture, that structure looks amazing! cool pics :)

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  9. Wow, second post in a row to make me jealous! It looks like you had a great time. I don't know what it is about me when I travel, but it seems like I always come back talking about the food more than anything else :)

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  10. Nice pictures! Looks like you guys had a good time. I wish I spoke some Spanish.

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  11. I only needed to read the first couple lines to blurt out loud, "Yeah! I'm jealous!!" ;-)

    Ciao. Mi chiamo Rowena.

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  12. OMG!
    Mexico City is so awesome!
    (I was born and lived there all my life)
    I am so carving a torta right now

    Cheers!

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  13. These are adorable! I've been to Mexico twice and loved it both times. In fact, I wish I was in Mexico right now.

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  14. I am happy you had such a great time! The pics are cute cute!

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  15. Looks like fun! Oh, Mexico I miss thee.

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  16. Very, very cool that you got to go there! Looks like you had a great time! :)

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  17. I'm so jealous you got to go there for work. Very cool

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  18. Gr8 pictures ... looks like you had a wonderful time. Sweet of you to share them. BTW i love your skin ... it glows :)

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  19. Ok so you got to go there for work?? Like most commenters on this post, I too am jealous. It looks like an amazing time. Mexican culture and FOOD are just fabulous. The people are so welcoming, so friendly, and so genuine. The pictures are wonderful as well. I totally wanted to jump into them!

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  20. So cute! Glad you guys had a good time! I have never been to MExico, but Italy 12 times. That looks like fun though!

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  21. Mexico for work?? I'm jealous. I think the only field trip I get to go on this year is to the water treatment center.

    It looks like you had a good time, fantastic pictures!!

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  22. Ahh this looks like it was such a great time! Jealous? Yes I am.

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  23. looks like you guys had tons of fun - it's awesome you get to take work trips like this!

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  24. Wow! looks like it was great fun at Mexico. Thanks for sharing the photos. It looks like a fantastic place.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  25. Sounds like a fabulous trip!
    Si, I am muy jealous!

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  26. Welcome back! Looks like a great trip. Is that a LARGE glass of sangria in the last picture, yum!

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