In the most important match of my trip, México faced off against tournament favorite and defending world champion Germany.
As usual, Mexican fans outnumbered rival fans 3 to 1. But nobody predicted the World Cup history we were about to witness.
Excellent game played by the Tri. I’m so glad I was there.
Here we go again, voting for a President, although this time it’s Mexico’s. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the whole thing was. Let’s hope I’m pleasantly surprised at the results too.
I flew to Mexico City last weekend. Here are some highlights:
The main reason of my lightning trip to Mexico City was to meet my new niece Galia, who also happens to be Ilan’s baby cousin. Lots of hair an big blue eyes as you can see in the picture. On the baby as well! She’s a cutie.
Jacobo and family, my mom, and I went to Xochimilco. People complain it’s dirty and not worth it. They are wrong, it’s great. We got there “early” (Mexico City standards) at around 10 AM and were the only people there. We made the strategic mistake of eating breakfast at the hotel which sucked because the food looked amazing there. On the other hand, the food was amazing at the hotel.
On our way back from Xochimilco we passed the legendary Estadio Azteca, where Pelé (1970) and Maradona (1986) both raised the FIFA Cup. We decided to stop and check if they have tours. It happens that they do.
My brother was in a foodie mood for his birthday. We went to a fancy schmancy restaurant in Polanco called Pujol “ranked 17th best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine in 2013″ according to Wikipedia. And Wikipedia never lies, right?
We had a seven-course dinner that involved everything from mezcal to ants, all in tiny portions. The highlight of the night, in my opinion was the “Mole madre, mole nuevo” which is a little scoop of mole that has been cooking for (I shit you not) 562 days with an even smaller scoop of mole of a more recent vintage. You get a few handmade tortillas to scoop it up and that’s it. It was as good as you’d expect from something that had taken 562 days to prepare. I told the waiter that it was good and he can now bring me the full portion. He didn’t get the joke.
A few hours ago, Mexico won the Gold Medal in the London 2012 Olympics after convincingly beating Brazil 2-1. Next championship: Brazil 2014 World Cup.
Update: Some readers point out that apparently there are other sporting events in the Olympics besides soccer. A small minority even cares about them. Congratulations to whatever countries won other medals on whatever sports.
As usual, a bunch of innocent and non-compromising photographs have been posted to The MKX® Photo Central.
Oh, and three videos:
Impressive breakdancing by a Mexican mime in San Miguel. Yes, Impressive:
Impressive brick tossing by Mexican construction workers in San Miguel. Yes, Mexican:
Impressive dancing routines by Cirque du Soleil performers. Yes, Cirque du Soleil:
One of the perks of being an engineer is that you get to constantly travel to remote and exotic locations.
Ok,that’s a lie. But last week I did get to spend a few days working in Queretaro, Mexico. I even got to check out the city a little bit. Here are a few photos and a couple of videos from the trip. I am quite pleased with their quality, given that they were taken with a cell phone.
Some kind of Folkloric dance:
Energetic street dancing (using performance enhancement drugs?)