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
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
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
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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