Mexico City

Four days in Mexico ūüá≤ūüáĹ

 

Plaza of Three Circles РHistoric grounds including where the Tlatelolco Massacre took place in 1868.

 

 

Coverage with Snap Specs ūüėé

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Square of the Americas.
Had a moment with Lady Guadeloupe.
How paper was first made in Mexico.

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Conquering Pyramids. Standing on ‘The Pyramid of the Moon’

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Museum of Anthropology

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It’s a celebration leading up to Mexico’s Independence Day – Sept. 16. Festivities downtown with entertainment, food, vendors & decorations.


Enchiladas for breakfast w/ the best Cafe Americano I’ve ever had.



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View of Mexico City from Hotel Benidorm.

Rainy season in Mexico is from May – September. Temperatures range from 60 – 75 degrees with rain expected every afternoon/evening.

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#GOT Comes to DC

During a weekend visit to DC, I spent almost 2 hours in line to get into the city’s latest attraction – the Game of Thrones Pop Up Bar. A line formed at least an hour before doors officially opened at 5:00 p.m. Two family members who share the same excitement for the extremely popular series on HBO, joined me in awe of the well decorated venue. It felt like we were journeying through a mini Westeros!

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The bar closes the day of the GOT season finale- August 27. So, if you want to rep. your “house” or take a seat in the Red Keep- act fast. 

“Valar Morghulis.”

Half Time: Summer ’17

Summer is half way over and it’s been quite eventful. Take a look at my photo gallery to get the picture.

 

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America’s Cup Bermuda

What’s the America’s Cup? That’s the same question I had in 2014 when Bermuda was announced as the location for its 35th World Series event which took place this summer. For over 150 years, international sailing teams have been competing for possession of the exclusive Americas Cup trophy – an immaculate figure made of silver which isn’t to be touched by bare hands. It travels in its own Luis Vuitton case and is normally handled with care by two guards wearing white gloves.

 

The America’s Cup Village (AC) opened up in June where hundreds of spectators watched a series of sailing regattas for about one month, while participating in some of the attractions the village had to offer. There were specially themed days like women’s day, and concerts featuring artists like NeYo and Kes. The event was covered nationally by NBC Sports.

My time in the AC village was well spent – visiting the Bermuda tourism booth where I graciously received a Rum Swizzle flavored lip balm, sitting comfortably under an umbrella on an extremely comfortable bean bag chair on blue turf and enjoying a cool bubbly beverage at the Moet bar.

In the end, Oracle TeamUSA was defeated by Team New Zealand Рwhere the trophy finds its new home. For more about the AC and coverage in Bermuda visit https://www.americascup.com/en/home.html

 

Chicago, Oh?!

My first trip to downtown Chicago was filling to say the least. My good friend @thankUforfoodz (Twitter) made sure that I indulged in the Chicago classics including stuffed pizza from Giordanno’s and the Chicago style hot dog from Portillos.
We even did a walk through of Eataly and grabbed a snack at the newly opened Latinicity.

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Latinicity, wall art.
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Grab and Go: Chicago Style Hot Dog & Onion Rings

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What’s a visit to downtown Chicago without a stroll around the Millennium¬†Park? It’s a great atmosphere with lots to take in. I made the mistake of going to the Art Institute of Chicago mid-day when I should’ve gone first thing in the morning. There was so much to see.¬†I took in all that I could and was exhausted by the end of it but not too exhausted for the next adventure of looking for Coco’s Deep Fried Lobster.¬†Just as I arrived, someone had placed a huge order of the ¬†lobster and didn’t leave any for me. So, without disappointment, I ordered fried shrimp, fish, collard greens and french fries to share with @thankUforfoodz.

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Staring at The Bean

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On the way to Coco’s I stumbled upon Merz Apothecary full of an assortment of natural soaps and products. My excitement for natural soaps has become a real thing. Especially after finding the cutest soap made in Germany in the shape of an angel. It doesn’t last long but the scent is amazing and worth the short time spent together. The Apothecary is also where I discovered Olbas Natural Nasal Inhaler, for my unruly sinuses. Soothing and provides temporary relief, it doesn’t leave my purse.

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from the snapchat @one_mille
Angel Soap
Heavenly scented Angel Soap

 

We caught an improv Shakespeare show at the iO Theater where many comedic legends have performed. The show was hilarious. I was impressed with how well the actors worked together and came up with jokes- in Shakespeare.

After a member of the audience suggested Blockbuster as the theme for the entire show, the moral of the story was¬†¬†Don’t be Blockbuster, be Netflix!¬†(Let’s be real, nothing was wrong with¬†Blockbuster back when. It had its day, but now Netflix owns the meaning of chill).

On top of all of the sightseeing and eating, my dear friend @thankUforfoodz hosted a Game of Thrones dinner party. She made jambalaya, cornbread, salad and rice. Her friends came over with dessert (the best assortment of frozen yogurt I’ve ever had. Ever.), wine and other munchies. Real #GOT fans can get together anywhere and bond over theories and jaw dropping moments from previous episodes.

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Chicago nightlife with @thankUforfoodz Besties since the 8th grade

This city has so much to see…and eat. I have to get back for more experiences.

 

Heydon Trust Park & Chapel

During an unplanned exploration of Sandy’s parish today, I toured the grounds of the Heydon Trust. On the 43 acres of property you will find the smallest chapel in Bermuda,¬†built in the early 1600s. ¬†The property is an area of interest for avid bird watchers and has beautiful landscaping with an array of flowers and trees throughout.

Small and historic, the church still hosts services Mon. – Fri.

The grounds are peaceful and scenic with an ocean view near the Chapel.

A perfect retreat to clear your mind or take a peaceful walking tour for exercise.

It’s open to the public Mon. – Sat.

 

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*Bermuda-Attractions.com

Lobster Season

Bermuda lobster season is here again! The Red Carpet Bar & Restaurant serves a delicious and tender stuffed broiled lobster along with other dishes that won’t disappoint. 

Red Carpet fills its quaint space with a special ambiance and top notch customer service that’s hard to beat. Be prepared for a bit of a wait for your main course though – with the diverse wine selection, it shouldn’t be a problem. Quality shouldn’t be rushed. 

Prices range so, be sure to dine with someone special. 

Shrimp Tempura, Mussels in white wine sauce
Broiled Lobster, baked potato, mixed veggies
Chocolate Truffle topped w/Vanilla Ice Cream. Be careful, this dessert is very rich.

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