A Few Of My Photos From Mexico City...And Some Big News

Short one today, fellas.

While organizing my computer, I found some old photos I took when I lived in Mexico City

I thought I'd share them with ya'll.

I'll provide some commentary for each photo.

Enjoy!

(...and check out this goddamn city if you haven't already! It's not to be missed).

 San Angel. A place where old-money resides in Mexico City. Worth a look. Completely safe, but still an entirely Mexican vibe. Hardly any foreign tourists around there.

San Angel. A place where old-money resides in Mexico City. Worth a look. Completely safe, but still an entirely Mexican vibe. Hardly any foreign tourists around there.

 Coyoacan. A lovely place to take a date or spend a relaxing afternoon alone.

Coyoacan. A lovely place to take a date or spend a relaxing afternoon alone.

 The famous Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral.

The famous Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral.

 Monumento a la Independencia. Perhaps the most iconic statue in Mexico City.

Monumento a la Independencia. Perhaps the most iconic statue in Mexico City.

 Ah, my old house! This is where I lived shortly after I arrived to Mexico City. Av. San Jerónimo. Close to Copilco Metro/UNAM.

Ah, my old house! This is where I lived shortly after I arrived to Mexico City. Av. San Jerónimo. Close to Copilco Metro/UNAM.

 Replica of  Michelangelo 's  David  in Plaza Rio de Janeiro, Roma Norte.

Replica of Michelangelo's David in Plaza Rio de Janeiro, Roma Norte.

 On the way to the metrobus near Perisur, a mall in the south of Mexico City. I was seeing a girl from Tlaplan so I'd occasionally make the trip to her house. Pain in the ass to go down there. Not the first time logistics ever fucked-up a possible relationship for me.

On the way to the metrobus near Perisur, a mall in the south of Mexico City. I was seeing a girl from Tlaplan so I'd occasionally make the trip to her house. Pain in the ass to go down there. Not the first time logistics ever fucked-up a possible relationship for me.

 Another view from my apartment. Great times.

Another view from my apartment. Great times.

 Paseo de la Reforma. I like to walk it when the sun was going down. I don't know why.

Paseo de la Reforma. I like to walk it when the sun was going down. I don't know why.

 Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacan. Personally, I think Frida Kahlo is wildly overrated (Diego Rivera is a true master). But she did have a cool house. Worth checking out.

Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacan. Personally, I think Frida Kahlo is wildly overrated (Diego Rivera is a true master). But she did have a cool house. Worth checking out.

 View from Iztapalapa.

View from Iztapalapa.

 Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion. 

Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion. 

 Bellas Artes.

Bellas Artes.

 Sunny walk down Reforma (near Parque Chapultepec).

Sunny walk down Reforma (near Parque Chapultepec).

 Another protest shot.

Another protest shot.

 I was in Mexico a few months after the Ayotzinapa mass kidnapping. I attended three protests and snapped some photos.

I was in Mexico a few months after the Ayotzinapa mass kidnapping. I attended three protests and snapped some photos.

 Diego Rivera mural in the Palacio Nacional. A brilliant artist. The mural tells the history of Mexico from the time of conquest.

Diego Rivera mural in the Palacio Nacional. A brilliant artist. The mural tells the history of Mexico from the time of conquest.

 UNAM. The largest public university in Mexico.

UNAM. The largest public university in Mexico.

 Fountain at Plaza Popcatépetl, Hipódromo, Condesa. Had to google how to spell that.

Fountain at Plaza Popcatépetl, Hipódromo, Condesa. Had to google how to spell that.

 A rainy-day shot of   The Interior Circuit  .

A rainy-day shot of The Interior Circuit.

 View from my apartment in Roma Sur, where I settled for the duration of my stay after three months in the city. Goddamn, I miss that place.

View from my apartment in Roma Sur, where I settled for the duration of my stay after three months in the city. Goddamn, I miss that place.

 Another protest photo.

Another protest photo.

 The famous  Camino Real  hotel in Polanco. They don't let the likes of me inside.

The famous Camino Real hotel in Polanco. They don't let the likes of me inside.

 I randomly ended up in Iztapalapa three times during my stay in Mexico City. The first was for the cross bearing ceremony pictured above, and the second and third were for parties. I didn't take any pictures of those.

I randomly ended up in Iztapalapa three times during my stay in Mexico City. The first was for the cross bearing ceremony pictured above, and the second and third were for parties. I didn't take any pictures of those.

 By Bellas Artes in Centro. This is a funny one. I distinctly remember that I snapped this photo before a pretty wild night, but for the life of me I can't recall what I did or where I went (I assume it was somewhere in Centro). Maybe   Foro Normandie  .

By Bellas Artes in Centro. This is a funny one. I distinctly remember that I snapped this photo before a pretty wild night, but for the life of me I can't recall what I did or where I went (I assume it was somewhere in Centro). Maybe Foro Normandie.

 Cross bearing ceremony in Iztapalapa. Again.

Cross bearing ceremony in Iztapalapa. Again.

 I don't remember where this was. Looks like it was on a Sunday, though, since nothing is open.

I don't remember where this was. Looks like it was on a Sunday, though, since nothing is open.

 Presidential Palace in Mexico City. Some say that the blueprints were mixed up with a prison in   Argentina  . So, perhaps there is a beautiful-looking prison in South America. Mexicans are left with this.

Presidential Palace in Mexico City. Some say that the blueprints were mixed up with a prison in Argentina. So, perhaps there is a beautiful-looking prison in South America. Mexicans are left with this.

 A chill afternoon in Condesa.

A chill afternoon in Condesa.

  Monument to Lázaro Cárdenas in Parque España. The hand is meant to represent Mexico's welcoming of Spanish immigrants.

 Monument to Lázaro Cárdenas in Parque España. The hand is meant to represent Mexico's welcoming of Spanish immigrants.

 

A nice trip down memory lane.

I hope you enjoyed as well.

 

 

 

What's The Big News?

And the big news I mentioned in the title?

I'm back in Mexico City!

Well, it's big news for me...I don't expect many of you to care too much!

Long story short, after a year and a half, my business partner and I have parted (amicably). There were a few commitments that I would have been required to make to grow the business and, for various reasons (namely not having much of a legal stake in the company), I wasn't willing to make them.

I'll leave it at that for now. But I'll write about it soon. Or do a podcast.

Anyway, that's where I'm at!

The plan is to base up here longterm. I'll take a few trips a year - one or two to other Latin American countries and one or two back home to Canada - but for the most part, you'll find in CDMX.

I'll look into residency options here in the event that Mexico ever cracks down on the whole tourist visa thing.

But first I have to find a decent place to live. I'll be focusing that search on Centro/Juarez.

One thing at a time.

So, if any of you fellas are in Mexico City and want to meet up, I'm up for it.

 

*And for anyone I didn't get a chance to meet with in Lima, I apologize. That shit is on me. And while I can't say I'll be in Peru anytime soon, if ya'll are ever in Mexico City, let me know.

 

Feels good to be back.

 

Until next time,

Vance

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