Fredi Magazine Winter 2016 / Volume 2 Issue 2 - Page 39

One of the world’s largest cities, the Mexican capital is home to 22 million people. Mexico City – or DF as locals call it, short for Distrito Federal – is packed and chaotic, guaranteed to invigorate intrepid travellers. And still, if you wander into the city’s inviting colonias (neighbourhoods) there is a quaint intimacy that beckons you to unwind and sip a latte al fresco. Mexico City is a study in contrasts, and a place that will inspire you beyond your imagination. Built in the 16th century by the Spanish on the ruins of Tenochtitlan (the old Aztec capital), Mexico City remains one of the most captivating UNESCO World Heritage Cities. Its heart beats in the Zócalo Plaza in the Centro Histórico. This impressive plaza, officially called the Plaza de la Constitución, is flanked by the majestic Metropolitan Cathedral, the Renaissance-style National Palace and the Colonial Arcade. Soak up the scene. The Zócalo is buzzing with life and bystanders watching performers re-enact Aztec history. Steps away stand the pre-Hispanic ruins of the 14th century Templo Mayor, an Aztec temple where anthropologists continue to unearth ancient relics displayed at the onsite museum. Discovering the city is a life lesson in purging stereotypes. If you think you know Mexico City based on past media reports, you don’t! Become acquainted with DF éɕɝ䁕ɥ́ѥѥ̰ٔ䁽ݡ)ٔɥMхЁݥѠѡ) ̈́Iɥ́ѡЁݥɔ)ԁݥѠѡȁ̰ɕɕхɅ̰)ͥ݅́䁉ѥՕ̸1 ̈́)ɕ́еɍѕɔѡɕٕѕɑѡЁɍ́AՔ)5᥍%́ȰI݅́ѕ)䁅 ́́ݥѠɕ屔Ѡ䁵ͥ́ɥ)ɕеЁٕаəЁȁ%хɅ)Ѽ̸ȁȁ͡)Ѽѡ݅Aɡ)ѡЁ͕ٕ́́ѡɽչȁѡɥ)̰ݥѠ́ɕЁٕ5ͅ)ɕ͍ЁIɥٔ)5Ս5᥍ éхձȁɍѕɔ́ɽٽȸ9Ё݅́ѡ)ɵȁѕɕեЁɕͥ)ѡM͠ѡѠ䰁ѡչéɵȁAɕͥаAəɥ谁݅́ͼ)ɕݥѠɅѡЁɽe)Ёɍѕ́ɕє́ѡɽ՝и)9ݡɔ́ѡЁɔ٥Ёѡѡ)ɥٕՔA͕Iɵ展)ѕȁAɥϊéձمɐٕՔ) ̷%̸5᥍ 䁽́ѡѽ䰁ɔɕЁձ䁕ɥ́)ɽх݅䰁ЁЁɅѥѡ)ЁɅٕѥ)5᥍ ݅́ɥ䁉եЁݽɬ)́ѡЁݕɔѕȁѼє)́́ѥ镹̸%ԁ͕䰁()QɅٕ)1)Qɔ)9)5Ņ()ѡ̻d եЁ ѡ́ɔѕ)ͥє́ѼѡѡɐɝЁɅ)ѡݽɱ́ѡЁɕͥٔ)ɍͥѕ́ѡ́ͥѡ9-)ȁɄ͔Ѽѡѽѡ)AɅѡ5ȁݔɥ)٥܁ٕȁѡY䁽ѡ)5᥍ 䁉ɥ́Ѽ́սє)5ɬQ݅qQɅٕ́хѼɕՑ)䰁ɽ̻ܵt5Ս)ͅЁѡ́䰁Ёݡ٥ͥЁݽձ)ɕѡЁѡ́ɸɽ́ݥѠ)݅ɴѕɕեͥ)չѱ́ձɅɥ́́٥́)ɥЁܸ%ԁٕeЁԁ͡ձ()5᥍ ()ݥєѡЁ䁽ѡե́)͔ͥѡ̸1Y5᥍) 䁥́ͥ丁 ɐəհ)ɅɄɔФɹ)ͥɥ́ѡ́)áԁаɥхѡ)ͥѕ̰ݡѕѼٔɥ)ѡ݅ѕ̸)5䁅ɔչ݅ɔѡЁ́Ѽɔ)͕յ́ѡ䁽ѡȁ䁥ѡݽɱ)QɔɔѕɅ䁡չɕ́ɥ́)͕յ́Ѽɔ́Ё፥ѥ)ɔѡͥٔ9ѥ5͕մѡɽݥѠ́ɕɭѥѕ)5典ѥѡA9ݥѠ)́ɅɽѡIٕɄ)ѥѡѽ䁽5᥍쁅ɥ)-ẽa ̈́ճd Ք!͔ѡЁɽ٥)ѥє͔Ѽѡѥ́)ѡ́ѥѥɔ1ѥɥéɝЁѥɅѥٔ́Ёѡ5͕)Ʌ5٥ͥЁѡɸٕݸ)́5͕Mյѡ5͕9)є͕́ͥեѡЁ)Ё́ɕͥٔ́ѡ쁅͔)Ё٥ͥЁѡA ́ѕ̰ݡ)ɕ́مɥ䁽ᡥ́ѡe)Ёե̸)5᥍ ́ѵɥɭ́ɔѕݥѠȁɽݽٕ)Ѽѕѕ䰁ѥեЁѼɽՍ)ɉɕ́Ѽ̰͡e)ɭ́ɔͽ5᥍Ё)ձɔQɔɔٕȀɭ́Ѽ͔)ɽЁՑѡȀİѥե(Ȱɭ̤Qх)Ցѡ5ɍ)1 ե)MɄ5ɭЁ15ɍ)Q䁵ѕ́Ѡ5᥍ ԁݥ)ѡѥQѥՅѕѕ݅-!8AɅ̰ݸ́ѡa ѡ((Eե)ѥѥ5᥍ e)ձ͍́ݽɱٽ)́ѥݥѠɕ䁕ѕɥ́ɽ)Ʌѥ́ѡЁхͽɍ)ɕ́ɸѥ́Ѽɕє)܁ٕͥ́5᥍̸ͥQ)ͼЁ݅́݅ɑU9M <]ɱ!ɥхх̃PиɽɅѥ)Ѽɕ䰁éɝ͍́ɕͽ)՝Ѽ٥ͥи!ɗéѠ݅ѕɥ)ݡɔѼЄ)1ѕѡɕIɥа=9)%9́ݡɔ́ѡȁ݅ɴ)٥ѥ͕ѥѼ䁅ɑ)屔͕ЁԸ!ݕٕȰ)eЁЁѡݽɐaɑdԄ ))Յ ɕɄɕ䁙́́ձ䁵͍)ͥɅ䁽ɕ͠ɕ́ѼɕٕЁѡٽ́Ʌѥ她ɕ5᥍͡쁕єѥձ)ɕ͕ѕѕɱ䁑̸]͠ݸ)ѥ́Ս́ɽ܁Սɬ)ͽ́ݥѠե́ݥѠ)Qɽѕեմȁɥ)͕ٕȁٕɕ̤)!͕չɝɽչٔѡ)A1չQѥՅ1)IUQɕхɅЀqQ ٗtM͠)ɹѡɽ՝5᥍éձ䁡ɥх)Q̃aɴѼхdɅѥ5᥍ɕхɅЁ́ոȁѡɕɅѥ̸ᕍѥٔ ɱ́ ͕ٕ)ѥ́Ս́)̰ձ̀ɥɅ̤͍̀͡Ё̤ɥݡє)ݽɵ́ѡЁɔɥͥ䁝)ݡ䁄́aѱ)ɝɥфЁѡՕ́)1фɔ٥ѕѼЁٔ)ЁЁѡхȁѡaѰѕͥ)ѡٔѼ͕ͥѥٔɝѼх)ɕ̸ͥQɥ)ɔ́ԁݽeЁɝЄ)ᕍѥٔ 饸Mѽ́ ݥ)ȁLȁ͡ձ$ͅхєՑ̃LݥѠ)ɕݥѕȀ؃((((0