Mexico City Revival
As a travel destination Mexico City seems to be gaining traction for many in spite the triple whammy of swine flu, drug violence and the poor economy that Mexico has endured this past year. Recent articles such as one featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, report that the "savvy have little to fear in Mexico City" these days and paint a much rosier picture of the capital's charms.
The author reports "It's hard, in fact, to feel threatened in Mexico City at all, as long as you use common sense - no flashy clothes or jewelry or fistfuls of cash. In Polanco, Condesa, Roma, Zona Rosa and Centro Histórico's core, visitors who exercise the same caution you would in downtown San Francisco will have plenty to explore without worry."
Article highlights include a charming description of myriad activities at El Museo Nacional de Arte Popular (National Museum of Popular Art) and those at the nearby Interactive Museum of Economics, both in the must see Centro Histórico.
Other Mexico DF neighborhoods visited include colonias Cuauhtemoc and Polanco and the newest barrio on the city's western outskirts called Santa Fe. It's a new development, built on former landfill and sand mines, and is home to Latin America's largest mall, the Centro Comercio Santa Fe.
it's an article worth reading if just for the things to do section at the end. Check it out amigos, perhaps you'll you'll see me there.