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TOP 10 Things to do in MEXICO CITY

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Hello. Welcome. We are the Vagabrothers.

In this video, we are going to be talking about Mexico City.

What he said is," Hello. We're the Vagabrothers,

and this video is about Mexico City."

That's right. Mexico City is one of the most

underrated destinations on the planet,

and we recently completed an awesome

trip there. We made a vlog series,

and we're going to share our top 10 tips

on what to do if you go to Mexico City.

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First up: the Zocalo.

This is the symbolic heart of Mexico.

You cannot miss it because it has a

giant Mexican flag.

The city central square not only houses

the Mexican government, but also

two symbols of Mexico's dual heritage:

the Mayan Temple Major,

which until recently was buried underground

and the Spanish Cathedral, which was

built from the stones of the Mayan temple

Next up: Xochimilco

When the Aztec's built Mexico City,

it was built on a lake and connected

via canals. Xochimilco is a

beautiful, little natural preserve

outside the city center. A lot of

young people go there to party;

you hop in little canal boats and

get toured around.

Tour operators such as De la Chinampa a tu mesa

will take you to some organic farms

where you can sample local food

and enjoy the natural vibes

of Xochimilco

Next up: modern Mexican Cuisine.

Just forget about rice and beans

and tacos.. Those things all do exist,

but Mexico City is one of

the culinary hotspots of the world.

There are tons of great restaurants in

Mexico City, but if you want a good introduction

to modern Mexican cuisine, try Amaya

in Colonia Juarez,

which brings Baja Med style food

with some great natural Mexican wine.

If you're feeling more adventurous, try

Restaurante Limosneros, which goes

back to the bug cuisine of early Mexico,

including cavier of ant eggs and

squash wrapped around goat cheese

with a peublo beatle. It's actually

really delicious.

To burn off all those bugs, head to

the Parque Chapultepec,

in particular, the Chapultepec Castle,

which is a beautiful

old castle on the top of

a hill in one of Mexico City's biggest

parks.

If you want to find more, click right here

and watch the vlog, from our vlog series

about Mexico City. Plus......

you can hand fed the squirrels in the park.

And who doesn't love hand feeding squirrels?

Next: you've got to try Mezcal,

which is essentially artisan tequila.

Think of it more as if sipping a scotch,

rather than taking a shot.

Cocktail bars like Xaman

blend mezcal with pre Colombian

ingredients to make some really cool cocktails.

If you want to try the pure thing, go to

Corazon de Maguey

which is south of the city in the beautiful

neighborhood of Coyoacán.

Also in Coyoacán is the Casa Azul,

Frieda Kahlo's childhood home

where she eventually moved back in with

her husband, Diego Rivera, the

famous Mexican muralist.

If you're interested in art; if you're

interested in Frieda, it's definitely worth a visit.

Be careful, though, because it is quite

popular with tourists,

and you're probably going to have to wait

in line to get in.

But there's always a person selling fresh

fruit just out front. Grab a mango.

Next up: the murals of Diego Rivera.

Diego Rivera was married to Frieda Kahlo, and

his work was all over Mexico City.

He was part of a movement

by the Mexican Government

to help educate the masses

and instill national identity

through art. The single best place to find

his murals is the Palacio de Bellas Artes,

a former opera house that is covered

in his work along with those

of the other artists of his generation.

It also includes his most famous piece:

Man Controller of the Universe.

If museums aren't your thing, check

out the modern Mexican muralists who

are putting their art work on the street.

Mexico City is full of street art,

and the best way to get grips on

the scene is to check out

Street Art Chilango.

They have basically taken Instagram

and mapped out all the new murals

all over the city.

If you're interested in finding out more

about Mexico City's art scene, check out

this vlog where we explore

Frieda, Diego, and the street art scene

all in one epic little vlog.

Next up: the neighborhoods of Roma and Condesa.

This is a beautiful place, and we would

be remiss without mentioning it.

It's a formerly aristocratic spot that

was destroyed in the 1985 earthquake.

It's having a really big come back.

It's a great place to go out to eat.

There's plenty of bars.

Generally, it's a really good place for

you to base yourself.

And last but not least, parties.

Every city has bars and clubs,

but Mexico City has speakeasys ...like

back in the day when there was prohibition

and the bars had to go underground.

That culture still exists,

and there's one speakeasy in particular

we would recommend: the Hanky Panky.

But good luck finding it.

Those are our top 10 tips on Mexico City.

If you have some more, add them in

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In the meantime, remember to

stay curious,

keep exploring, and we will see you guys

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Peace