Exploring Coyoacan

We’ve spent the last couple of weekends exploring our new favorite neighborhood in Mexico City, Coyoacan.  It has a little more of the city feel we came to love while living in Brooklyn – beautiful parks, fun architecture, and lots of little shops and cafes.  It’s a pleasant place to spend a Saturday walking around and enjoying a bowl of pozole (a traditional Mexican soup).  Pozole is our new found love, specifically when purchased from a certain stand in Coyoacan.  If you happen to have the opportunity to try it I recommend you go for the rojo (red) variety with shredded pork..  Come for a visit and we’ll be happy to take you to our favorite spot so that you can try it for yourself!

This past Saturday we also visted the Frida Kahlo Museum, which is housed inside what was actually Frida’s home in Coyoacan.  The bright blue building is rather inviting and houses works by both Frida and Diego Rivera.  Unfortunately, we picked a day when the museum was particularly busy and not particularly kid friendly.  We’ll definitely make a trip back to explore a bit more sometime soon. 

We did, however, manage to snap these gems while we were there:

Immediately after we took the picture of the kids (which drew a bit of a crowd) the guard removed the photo booth.  Perhaps the crazy Americans didn’t use the Diego and Frida cutout properly?


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