Sorry babies. I didn't mean to leave you hanging. I know you all are dying to hear about Mexico City. After my ridiculous experience at LAX, I emailed those fuckers at United and complained. They had the audacity to mail me a $175 travel voucher. Fuck you United. $175 is not even enough to cover a pair of shoes for me, let alone good enough to compensate that nightmare I had to endure. Total bullshit. What pisses me off the most is that I kinda have no choice. The "star alliance" or whatever they call that mafia of airlines pretty much ensure that I have no other options for International flights. So no matter what I'll have to fly on one of their shitty airlines.
I've been en la ciudad de Mexico for about 4 days now, and I've yet to really have a chance to see it. I've been working 10 hour days in a little tiny room. I've even had to call into meetings and answer emails and put out fires on my other projects in the US. So, at this point I can't say I've exactly "seen" Mexico City.
I can say that I really like what I have seen however. The people are fantastico, the area I'm in is very upscale, safe, and very pretty. Lots of trees, cobblestone streets, and very classy restaurants. I would consider living here in fact. I am not a fluent Spanish speaker, but I've been able to get by pretty well. I have been close to fluent at a couple of different times in my life, so I was hoping my Spanish would come back, and it did a little bit. I think more time in a Latin American country will help. This trip also made me decide that I want to be the expert in the Latin American market, and when I get back, I'm going to request to work on all Latin American projects.
Anyhow, I will have some time on Saturday and Sunday, so I'm going to go to la casa de Frida, Bazaar del Sabado and the Museum of Anthropology. Sunday I'm going to take a cheesy bus tour and attempt to catch all the churches and other large monuments. I won't have time for the pyramids on this trip...next time.
I'll keep you posted on my trip as soon as the work portion of it is over.