2018, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Mexico City Day 5 October 29, 2018

We packed a bit the night before, but finished packing this morning. I was up early so I was ready to go pretty early. So¬†I finished Sophie’s Choice. I also tried to read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which my dad lent me ages ago, but I just couldn’t do it. Anyone who still believes in “Natural Law” should really read more.

We went down to the bakery for the last time and had croissants. I will miss Mexican bakeries. There are at least two here in walking distance so I’ll have to make a point of going to them.

We locked up the place, texted we were leaving and went to the subway. Despite being the tail end of rush hour it wasn’t that busy. Once we got through downtown it was pretty empty. There were a few more people on the other line but it was easy going.

As mentioned in an earlier post, the Mexico City airport has the international flights at the opposite end from the subway so you have to walk through the entire airport if you take the subway. But I guess it’s a small price to pay for cheap transit.

After we got through security – far more efficient than going through Pearson on the way out! – we found some shitty airport sandwiches. Then we went tequila and perfume shopping. (Successful at the former, not at the latter.)

The flight back was shorter than the way you and you could see more (less overcast), including the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi. We used our excess cash on bulkhead seats so it was a reasonably comfortable.

Even though it’s a relatively short flight, the trip took about 9 hours door to door, which felt like a lot by the time we got back to Toronto to sleep in our non-creaky bed.

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