Every year for the last three years, my Wife and I have made it a goal to travel somewhere new out of the country. Last year we traveled to Europe and experienced great countries and cultures.
In 2017 we had to save for our wedding so I was nervous that we would not have the opportunity to save and travel. During the summer after paying for our wedding I saw there was an opportunity for us to travel by attending a San Francisco Giants game sponsored by Virgin Airlines. They were offering deals of purchasing one plane ticket and getting the one for free. Well the other one wasn’t actually free, you would be required to pay taxes on it. So I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone, attending my annual Giants game with my college roommate and getting the Virgin Airlines deal. Unlike our previous two foreign trips, the trip was purchased and planned by me because I thought it would be a great surprise to present that as a surprise to my wife on our wedding day.
A few weeks after our wedding we were shocked along with the rest of the world to see an earthquake had killed and affected the lives of thousands as it devastated Mexico Capital and areas near it. After seeing what the earthquake did we were undecided if we would still go or not. Our trip was the for the second week in October, 3 weeks after the earthquake on September 19.
I thought it would still be ok to travel there but was a little reluctant, in fear the city would not be in good shape. My wife on the other hand did not share the same optimism. She thought we should cancel and go somewhere else another time. As our date to leave came closer, I convinced her everything would still be ok to go. I looked up every news outlet broadcasting I could on the state of Mexico City to make sure it was still safe to visit.
I was ecstatic to be in Mexico for the first time. To my surprise there was so much to see and do in Mexico. To put the city into words it was awesome! The people were incredibly hospitable, the food was phenomenal, there was an unlimited amount of things to do, and was fairly an inexpensive trip.
This was such a fun experience for my wife and I. It definitely ranks up there with one of the best places ever visited. Oh and I forgot to mention I made the biggest mistake a photographer can make by forgetting to bring my camera. I was stuck with my iPhone 6 to pick up the slack. I realized with the right lighting phone cameras aren’t that bad. Now I would probably prefer to only travel with my phone as my primary camera because it is so convenient and inconspicuous. No one cared what I was doing with my phone but everytime I look as if I’m pointing my camera their way people look suspicious. I think people don’t care about phone cameras as much because they maybe seen for casual user whereas professional cameras are the real thing.