Friday, August 29, 2014


Edson was in the mood for pozole yesterday so we went to Potzollcalli for lunch. It had been a while since I'd eaten pozole and I'd never eaten at Potzollcalli. It was a good day for it too: Thursdays are 2-for-1!

Here I am with my white Guerrero-style pozole (there's also red and green) with chicken (options are chicken or pork) accompanied with a tostada with crema (Mexican cream = similar to sour cream).

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday bike ride

After a lengthy hiatus, yesterday I went for a bike ride along Paseo de la Reforma. According to the Facebook page, I was one of 57,000 people that participated in the Paseo Dominical (Sunday Ride).

I did the normal stretch along Reforma, between the Diana Cazadora Fountain and Bellas Artes and back. In addition to the normal bikers, joggers, rollerbladers, and zumba-like classes along the side, I also saw a bike-riding group dressed in full cows costumes (or maybe Dalmatians - they went by quickly), a squad of police officers biking in formation, and a large group of Bike School students decked out in fluorescent vests.

my bike route (Google Maps) 

From there, I took a route that went through the Roma Norte and La Condesa neighborhoods, along tree-lined streets. I enjoyed that part of the route: there was more shade, less traffic lights, and some pretty houses and apartment buildings along Mazatlán Street.

Based on Google Maps, I think I biked around 14.5 km (~9 miles). I felt good yesterday, but I'm definitely feeling it today!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sunday in Coyoacán

Last weekend we met up with some friends in Coyoacán. Coyoacán is a popular spot on Sundays to go for a stroll, get a coffee from El Jarocho or maybe a paleta (popsicle) from La Michoacana or a churro.

We were waiting outside the church (La Iglesia de San Juan Bautista) for our friends to get there (it's an easy landmark / meeting spot) and I realized I'd never actually been inside, so I took a quick peek. 

I found it really interesting that it looks like Jesus is standing on a globe which consists entirely of a stretched out Mexico...