Mexico City is the most underrated place on the planet. The New York Times named it the #1 place to go in 2016, yet when we told friends and family we were headed that direction, we were met with a chorus of “Why?”s and “Isn’t it like sooooo dangerous?!”. Mexico City gets a bad rap and historically, it was for good reason. But times have changed.
The city has cleaned up its act and in the meantime it has become the cultural capitol of Central America. It’s now home to several trendy neighborhoods, tons of museums and sights to see, and AWESOME food. Not to mention, it’s very inexpensive in comparison to the other major hubs of the world and you can live like a king for the amount you’d spend in New York City, London, or Paris.
It also happens to be the stopover for flying to Cuba from the US (at least for now), so New Year’s Eve in Mexico City sounded like a reallllll good idea.
We spent day 1 chatting over breakfast cooked by our master chef Doña (!!!) in our penthouse (!!!), exploring the downtown square and ancient ruins, and consuming a lot of Mexican beverages in between.
You’ve probably noticed that Santa brought me a suuuuuper jazzy new camera. I loved my pocket sized Sony, but I was ready to bump it up a level for clearer, more vibrant photos. After lotssss of research and chatting with photographers (I bought and returned two cameras before this one), I landed on the Sony A7 with a 55mm/1.8 lens.
And I’m. In. Love. If you’re in the market, I couldn’t recommend it enough. It’s mirrorless, so it’s very light and small, and it churns out badass photos at low aperture (the setting that causes that pretty blurry background) like this one…
More on how we closed out 2015 tomorrow (hint: there’s lots of grapes,baloons, and champagne involved)!
Update: You can view the post from NYE in Mexico City here.