Yesterday I set off with my camera on a mission. There are still big patches of the city I haven’t properly explored, and the Santa Maria la Ribera neighbourhood (map no. 23) has been top of my list for a while. Aside from the fabulous Arabic styled Kiosko Morisco, there’s a huge abundance of colonial architecture, coffee shops and much more. It also appears to be a great place to go for a feast of carnitas and barbacoa, and there’s a few ethnic restaurants to be found as well. I sampled a Russian empanada for my breakfast.
It also gave me the opportunity to stop by and see fellow Mexico City blogger Jesus Chairez who moved to DF a couple of years back. He has managed to find himself an incredibly glorious colonial apartment, complete with servants quarters on the roof. Nowadays put to different uses. But the real killer feature is the balcony. I won’t divulge how much he pays each month, but suffice it to say he has a steal! I took a fair few photos, including the inside and outside of a couple of churches, which are always good for a shot or three – click here to see them. I shall be returning to the area to see more.