Mexico City, Day Three
We had a serious day. We ordered up coffee and a fruit plate for the room before starting off on the day. It is truly fantastic when you call for the coffee and they say "uno momento" and it literally is.
We are going decadent and had a drive take us over to Merced Market. The first thing the driver says to us when we get in the car and I tell him where we are going he says "oh no, that is very dangerous for you." My friend was not thrilled with that one. I told the driver, that is where we are going and it is fine….and it was. Just driving there was amazing. This huge street filled with tons of vendors selling goods galore. We finally got to the market place and found out way through the Market Flore. Flowers everywhere. These ones are fake but bright.
They were so nice at this stand. One of the guys spoke English and was happy to help. He had me taste the black mole paste. It was sweet, spicy and just amazing. I wish I could figure how to get that home. Unbelievable.
This isn't a great pic but to give you an idea of the stalls. This random food stall where they were making food had the table stuck in the middle and people were just hanging out eating. You can get lost in this place.
We went around the neighborhood over to the Leon Trotsky house which is still in its original state. Trotsky came to Mexico City after being pursued by Stalins crew. He hung out with Kahlo and Rivera. This was his kitchen. He grew catcus and raised chickens on the premises too.
This corner restaurant just looked good. Lots of locals eating here. We took a look and took a seat. It appeared to be a family restaurant. Also felt like something back in time. Some people brought tupperware to fill up on the days wares to bring home for the family.
Made our way over to the OMR gallery. They took us in the back to look at all of the Mexican artists that they represented. Nothing really grabbed us but this is a gallery worth seeing. Most of their artists are well along in their careers.
Downstairs from the gallery is a store called Chic by Accident. Gotta love the name. A mixture of everything for the home from fabrics to vases to chairs to lighting. A real eclectic store. These were from 1960. Not sure how I would get them home.
Came back to our neighborhood and stopped in Tane out of sheer curiosity. They make silver objects and jewelry. Wandered a little bit around and stopped in a leather store and a tart store. Beautiful tarte tartin. Stopped in the grocery store to see if we could find the tequila that I drank last night. Instead we picked up a huge papaya split in half for a snack. $1.